2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Veterinary Technology

VETT 106 – 2 Credits
Introduction to Veterinary Technology

Provides an overview of veterinary science and an orientation to career opportunities in animal technology; introduces proper maintenance and treatment of animals encountered in research, industry agriculture, zoological gardens, and veterinary practices; includes ethics and legal concerns of the veterinary technician. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

VETT 107 – 2 Credits
Veterinary Medical Terminology

Provides instruction in the study of the language of veterinary medicine. This course includes word construction, definitions, and use of words related to the veterinary medical field. Focus is placed on the student's understanding of terminology as it relates to veterinary medical disease processes. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Veterinary Technology program

VETT 109 – 5 Credits
Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology

introduces the concept of normal structure and function of the animal body. Species studied will include the dog, cat, horse, cow, sheep, goat, and pig. The course will integrate related facts, principles and concepts of the cell, as well as chemistry and biochemistry. Includes the comparison of the gross anatomy of domestic animals, common diseases affecting each system and organ, and the application to clinical situations. This course has a laboratory component, using models, illustrations, demonstrations, and computer-assisted learning. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

VETT 112 – 3 Credits
Companion Animal Disease and Pathology

Reviews the more common and critical disease conditions found in companion animals; includes study of zoonosis and pathologies. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 107, VETT 109, BIOL 230

VETT 113 – 4 Credits
Clinical Laboratory Procedures

Presents the basic techniques of sample collection and laboratory analysis; emphasizes proper performance of all procedures. Includes laboratory. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 107, VETT 109, BIOL 230 Lab fee: $75.00

VETT 114 – 3 Credits
Clinical Procedures of Large and Companion Animals

Provides instruction in clinical tasks of companion and farm animals in the areas of restraint, nursing, surgical preparation, and assisting; includes instruction in office procedures to prepare students for their internship education course. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 107, VETT 109, BIOL 230 Lab fee: $75.00

VETT 202 – 2 Credits
Veterinary Imaging

Introduces principles of radiology and uses in diagnosis and treatment; introduces proper operation and safety precautions of radiographic equipment and development/analysis of X-rays. Includes laboratory. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 211, VETT 212 Lab Fee: $100.00

VETT 203 – 3 Credits
Veterinary Surgery and Anesthesia

Provides familiarity with surgical procedures and equipment so that students can assist at surgery; includes principles of pre-operative and post-operative care of animals; study of anesthetics and induction and monitoring of anesthesia. Includes laboratory. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 211, VETT 212 Lab fee: $100.00

VETT 204 – 3 Credits
Laboratory Animal Science

Introduces laboratory animal care; includes identification, feeding, caging, handling, disease, nutrition, anesthesia, euthanasia, and ethics. Includes laboratory. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 202, VETT 203, VETT 208, VETT 209 Lab fee: $100.00

VETT 208 – 2 Credits
Large Animal Disease

Reviews the more common disease conditions found in farm animals including horses, pigs, cattle, sheep, and goats. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 211, VETT 212

VETT 209 – 2 Credits
Veterinary Hospital Management

Provides study in business applications related to management of a veterinary hospital; includes front office procedures, revenues and financial control, accounting and bookkeeping, medical records, inventory control, marketing, and personnel skills. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 211, VETT 212

VETT 210 – 1 Credit
Alternative Therapeutic Modalities in Veterinary Medicine

Provides instruction in the study of several therapeutic modalities used in patient care and well being. This course includes demonstrations to enhance the student's understanding of the veterinary technician's role in each modality. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 202, VETT 203, VETT 208, VETT 209

VETT 211 – 3 Credits
Animal Nutrition

Studies the functioning of the digestive system, the nutritional needs of each class of animal, ration formulation, and the special nutritional needs of the convalescent animal. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 112, VETT 113, VETT 114

VETT 212 – 2 Credits
Pharmacology and Toxicology

Examines drugs and their effects on animals, including toxicology; emphasizes dosage and preparation of medications. NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 112, VETT 113, VETT 114

VETT 222 – 1 Credit
Veterinary Imaging Laboratory

VETT 223 – 1 Credit
Veterinary Surgical Procedures and Anesthesiology Laboratory

VETT 274 – 4 Credits
Internship: Veterinary Technology

NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: VETT 202, VETT 203, VETT 208, VETT 209 Corequisites: VETT 204 Lab Fee: $175.00