Vet Tech Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the Veterinary Technology Degree Program please complete the following steps:

  1. Attend Mandatory Informational Meeting:
    The Veterinary Technology Info Meeting is held the first Thursday of every month from 4:00-5:00 p.m. on the Larimer Campus in Blanca Peak Room 188. This is an important step and a great place to start!
    Date: First Thursday of every month
    Time: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Location: Larimer Campus
    Blanca Peak Rm 188
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  2. Math and English Placement for Veterinary Technology Program:

    There are multiple ways to be placed into the appropriate college level Math and English courses. To determine placement:

    Please visit with a Pathways Advisor in the Advising and Career Center to discuss your placement.

  3. Meet with Your Pathways Advisor:
    Please meet with your Pathways Advisor to further discuss the Veterinary Technician program. The Health Sciences & Wellness (HSW) Pathways Advisors are located in the Advising and Career Center, Mount Antero 450. You can make an appointment in person or over the phone at (970) 204-8332.
  4. Submit Transcripts (If Applicable):
    • If prerequisite coursework was taken 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.
  5. Complete Required Prerequisite Courses:

    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 application until your transcript is complete. Your combined grade point average (GPA) on these five courses must be at least 2.5.

  6.  Complete and Submit the Veterinary Technology Application:
    Applications are only accepted online. 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 2 weeks to let you know where you stand.
  7. Complete General Education Credits:
    While you can take your additional (3) general education credits over the summer that you are in the program, you may want to take them while you are waiting to enroll. Students must complete one of the following Communication courses:

Please Note:

If you have any questions regarding VET program information or admission into the program please contact Marti Morgan (970) 204-8187, the Program Director Kimberly Schmidt, (970) 204-8670, or the Pathways Advising and Career Center at (970) 204-8332.

View/print the Vet Tech Admission Checklist for more details on these steps.

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