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Pre-Animal Health Technology A.S. (Leading to all Vet Tech programs at Michigan State University)


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(Code 1615)

Montcalm Community College’s Pre-Animal Health Technology Associate Degree program prepares students for Michigan State University’s Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Program. Licensed veterinary technicians are integral members of the veterinary health care team that have been educated in the care and handling of animals, the basic principles of normal and abnormal life processes, and in routine laboratory and clinical procedures. Veterinary technicians work under the supervision of a veterinarian and are able to perform a wide variety of procedures, however they are not able to diagnose, perform surgery or prescribe.

Veterinary technicians and technologists have a wide array of employment opportunities upon graduation. They may go into private practice, teaching, research, regulatory medicine, public health, zoo medicine, humane society work and many other veterinary and animal related positions. Salaries for veterinary technicians and technologists vary depending on the degree earned, experience, responsibility, geographic location, and employment type. However the average salaries reported by MSU Veterinary Technology graduates range from $12 to $18 per hour.

Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine offers an Accredited Veterinary Technology Program with two degree options. A Certificate of Completion in Veterinary Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Veterinary Technology.

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 60 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all associate degree programs.

Program Requirements at MCC


In addition to the courses listed below, students will have to take elective credits (100 level or higher), as needed, to complete 60-credit total.

Life Skills


The following course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Life Skills (the skills needed to succeed in work-life including critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, professionalism, self-awareness, and self-management) and is required in the students’ first semester at MCC:

Written Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Written Communication, both required:

Oral Communication


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Oral Communication, choose one:

Laboratory Science


The following courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Application of Scientific Methodologies, (BIOL 121 BIOL 122 , and CHEM 220  are also Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses), all required:

Mathematics


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Course prepares students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Basic Computational Methods and Mathematical Concepts and Applications, one required:

Social Science


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Demonstrating Competence in Local, National, and Global Citizenship, all required:

Humanities and Fine Arts


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses prepare students to meet MCC’s General Education Goal of Cultural Literacy, choose two from different disciplines

Program Requirements at MSU


For more information on the course requirements at MSU, please visit: https://cvm.msu.edu/student-information/cvm-undergraduate-programs/veterinary-technology-program

Transfer Disclosure:


Universities can change the transfer courses they accept without notifying MCC. Students are advised to contact the transfer university to verify transferability.

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