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Pre-Animal Health Technology Certificate (Leading to Vet Tech Bachelor’s Degree at Michigan State University)

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(Code 1616)

The Pre-Animal Health Technology Certificate, Transfer Program is designed for students who want to transfer into Michigan State University’s, College of Veterinary Medicine’s, Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Technology program.

Licensed veterinary technicians are integral members of the veterinary health care team who 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.

Prerequisite courses may apply to this program. A minimum of 30 unduplicated credits (100 level or higher) are required for all certificate programs.


Completion Time: 3 semesters 

Academic Advising: You should meet with an academic counselor prior to registering for classes.

Program Requirements at MCC

GNST 100  offers skills needed to succeed in work-life. It is a required course and must be taken during the first semester at MCC. Students desiring to transfer into MSU’s Veterinary Technology Bachelor Degree Program should take the following courses at MCC then transfer to MSU:

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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