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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University Catalog

Veterinary Technology Distance Learning, AAS


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About the Program

Associate in Applied Science Distance Learning Program

The Veterinary Technology program is a science-based veterinary nursing program offering an Associates in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The Veterinary Technology Distance Learning (VTDL) program at Purdue University is designed to allow a student to gain the knowledge, information, and skills necessary to practice as a veterinary technician.  It is an AVMA accredited degree. At its completion, the student is eligible to take the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE).

Typically, most students who complete the VTDL are already employed with a veterinarian, and plan to continue working in the field. Students are willing to make a long-term commitment to develop the skills and acquire the extensive knowledge required to be a Veterinary Technician.

The VTDL curriculum contains 27 didactic courses and 18 clinical mentorships.  It is a part-time program and cannot be taken full-time. Financial aid eligibility is limited.  Students are responsible for finding their own mentorship sites with a veterinary health care facility.

Most VTDL courses are offered every semester, i.e. fall, spring and summer. Courses follow the Purdue class calendar. Students may begin the program at the start of any semester.

More information is on the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Veterinary Technology web site (https://vet.purdue.edu/vettech/).

Degree Requirements


70 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (65 credits)


Required Major Courses (46.5 credits)


Free Electives (2 credits)


Electives (2 credits)

Note


*Transfer credit may be used to satisfy other program course and free elective requirements. Consult with your academic advisor.

Program Requirements


6.5 Credits


7 Credits


7.5 Credits


9 Credits


7.5 Credits


8 Credits


8 Credits


7.5 Credits


9 Credits


Note


2.0 Graduation GPA required for Associate in Applied Science degree.

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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