Vet Tech Admission Requirements

Apply to become a student at FRCC. Choose Vet Tech as your major.

Tip: You will also need to apply to the Veterinary Technology program (step 7).

The Veterinary Technician Information Session is currently online only.

Watch the Session

If you have questions after watching please contact us.

There are multiple ways for you to be placed into the appropriate college level Math and English courses for the Veterinary Technician Program. To determine your placement:

Complete the Pre-Registration Form in the Navigate To-Do List 
OR
Complete the Accuplacer Exam. 

To discuss your Math and English placement, please visit with a Health Sciences & Wellness (HSW) Pathways Advisor. HSW Pathways Advisors are located in the Advising and Career Center, Mount Antero building, Room 450. You can make an appointment in person or over the phone at (970) 204-8332. 

Meet with your HSW Pathways Advisor to further discuss the Veterinary Technician program.

HSW Pathways Advisors are located in the Advising and Career Center, Mount Antero building, Room 450. You can make an appointment in person or over the phone at (970) 204-8332.

  • If you took prerequisite coursework outside of FRCC, transcripts must be officially evaluated through the FRCC Registrar’s Office.
  • Prerequisites must be transferred to your FRCC transcript before applying. 
  • Evaluations take up to 30 days to complete after the official transcript and the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form are received (eWolf >Student Resources>Student Forms>Transfer Credit Evaluation Form).
  • BIO 111 General College Biology with lab (5 credits) Must be within 7 years.
  • ENG 131 Technical Writing or ENG 121 College Composition (3 credits)
  • VET 102 Vet Medical Terminology (1 credit) 
  • MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations: Section 6V1 (3 credits) Recommend to be taken the semester prior to applying to the program.
  • CIS 109 Management Software: Using AVImark (1 credit) Recommend to be taken the semester prior to applying to the program.

These courses need to appear on your transcript as transferred in, completed, or in progress for you to be placed on the VET class or waiting list. Please wait to send your Veterinary Technician application until your transcript is complete. Your combined grade point average (GPA) on these five courses must be at least a 2.5.

Veterinary Technology Online Application

Please note:

  • Admission into the Vet Tech program is a separate step from admission to the college. 
  • You MUST attach the required documentation to the application! 
  • You will then be placed on the class list or waiting list for entry into the program. We will try to contact you within two weeks to let you know where you stand.
If you have any questions regarding VET program information or admission into the program please call the Program Director Kimberly Schmidt at 970-204-8670, or the Pathways Advising and Career Center at 970-204-8332.