Vet Tech Program Admission Requirements


Apply to FRCC

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).

1. Required Information Session

The Vet Tech information session is available online (via youtube). Please contact us if you have any questions after watching the information session.

Information Session

2. Review Required Prophylactic Rabies Policy

3. Math & English Placement

Placement is no longer required. However, you may want to review the math or english placement guides to see what route is the best fit.

4. Meet HSW Academic Advisor

Meet with your HSW Academic 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.

5. Submit Transcripts (if applicable)

  • 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).

6. Complete Required Prerequisite Courses

  • BIO 1111 General College Biology with lab (5 credits) Must be within 7 years.

  • ENG 1031 Technical Writing or ENG 1021 College Composition (3 credits)

  • VET 1002 Vet Medical Terminology (1 credit) 

  • MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations: Section 6V1 (3 credits) Recommend to be taken the semester prior to applying to the program.

  • CIS 1009 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.

7. Apply to the Veterinary Technology Program

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.

8. Complete General Education Credits

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 Academic Advising Center at 970-204-8332. 


Feel free to reach out to our team.

Program Director

Kim Schmidt, CVT, VTS