Veterinary Technician Degree
Offered at: Larimer
A.A.S. in Veterinary Technology
The Veterinary Technician degree (A.A.S.) trains students in veterinary health and handling of a variety of
animals including household pets, food animals, exotic animals, birds,
and lab animals. The program covers topics such as anatomy and physiology, radiology, parasitology, medical and surgical nursing, anesthesia, pharmacology.
Upon completion of the Veterinary Technician degree, you will be prepared to take the
Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE). Once you pass the VTNE, you can apply to the state of Colorado to become certified as a veterinary technician. Our three-year average pass rate is 89 percent—17 percent higher than the national average.
Vet Tech degree: See required courses.
See Vet Tech course descriptions.
See admissions process and requirements.
Veterinary Technician Certificate
Veterinary Technician Assistant
|The veterinary technician assistant program is ideal for those seeking
an introduction to veterinary medicine with a limited investment of time
and money. As a veterinary assistant, you will support veterinary
Vet Tech Assistant certificate: See required courses.
See gainful employment information.
Vet Tech Salaries
|Veterinary Technicians & Technologists
Colorado Dept. of Labor & Employment (2012)
Gain Clinical, Hands-On Experience
The A.A.S. Vet Tech Program is a full-time program with classes during the
day. The first three semesters, students attend classes at the Larimer
Campus. During the third semester, students complete clinical internships in private practice
to gain beginning veterinary technician experience. In the fourth and
final semester of the program, students complete clinical rotations at
Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Vet Tech Program Accreditation
FRCC’s Veterinary Technology Program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technical Education and Activities.
High Pass Rate on VTNE Exam
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June 30, 2013
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|FRCC 3-year average pass rate
|National average 3-year pass rate