Schedule & Costs

First Year Students are required to be on the Marysville Campus twice a week (T/TH); Second Year Students are required to be on the Marysville Campus three times a week (MWF). Access to a reliable Internet connection and e-mail are required for success in the program.

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First Year Students:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AS Degree coursework/clinical requirement Marysville Campus
7am to 12pm
AS Degree coursework/clinical requirement Marysville Campus
7am to 12pm
AS Degree coursework/clinical requirement

It is recommended that First year students also do a clinical rotation during summer.

Second Year Students:
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Marysville Campus
7am to 3pm
AS Degree coursework/clinical requirement Marysville Campus
7am to 3pm
AS Degree coursework/clinical requirement Marysville Campus
7am to 2pm
 
Two-Year Semester Schedule:

Freshman Year - Fall Semester Units:
  • Orientation
  • VETT 1- Introduction to Veterinary Technology*
  • VETT 4- Veterinary Clinical Laboratory Techniques*
  • VETT 7- Veterinary Business Management*
  • VETT 16- Veterinary Technology Professional Seminar
  • VETT 55- Veterinary Medical Terminology

Freshman Year - Spring Semester Units:

  • VETT 2- Veterinary Physiology and Anatomy*
  • VETT 2L- Veterinary Anatomy Laboratory*
  • VETT 3- Veterinary Pharmacology
  • VETT 5 series- Veterinary Technology Internship
  • VETT 56- Shelter Medicine* 

Summer Session - Freshman Year:

  • VETT 5 series- Veterinary Technology Internship
  • VETT 11- Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
  • VETT 12- Introduction to Veterinary Medical Math
  • GE Electives **

Sophomore Year - Fall Semester Units:                                                                   

  • VETT 5 series- Veterinary Technology Internship
  • VETT 6- Veterinary Workplace Safety* 
  • VETT 8- Large Animal Medicine and Nursing*
  • VETT 53A- Veterinary Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia*
  • VETT 53B- Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging*

Sophomore Year - Spring Semester Units:

  • VETT 5 series- Veterinary Technology Internship
  • VETT 9- Laboratory Animal Medicine*
  • VETT 53C- Advanced Veterinary Nursing Techniques*
  • VETT 53D- Veterinary Dentistry*
  • VETT 54- Public Health & Infectious Disease*
  • VETT 59- Veterinary Technology Board Review
  • GE Electives**

*Courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better before or during the indicated semester to progress in the program.

**Note: If you complete any of these courses prior to being accepted into the program, it will greatly lighten your course load during the program. Students should check with their counselors to ensure that all Associate Degree requirements have been met prior to graduation.

  • CHEM 10, BIOL 15 and VETT 91 are prerequisites for admission to the program. Additional requirements include program application submission, a written essay, submission of transcripts, and attendance in a half-day veterinary technology orientation program held in mid-June.
  • Additional graduation requirements which must be completed with a "C" or better grade for the A.S. degree and to complete the program: English 1A, General Education (Humanities, Social Science), Math 52 (or higher) and Co-Op Work Experience.

Drug Policy: All students enrolled in allied health programs are subject to the department drug policy which is a part of the Student Code of Conduct. Violation of this policy may result in denial of admission or dismissal from the program. The policy is outlined in the Student Handbook as well as in the Veterinary Technology Policy handbook.

Computer Policy: Students are required to complete many assignments and testing using computers. Students will need an e-mail address that they check daily in order to receive important course information. Additionally veterinary facilities have computerized records and billing procedures therefore it is strongly recommended that students entering the Veterinary Technology program be computer literate and have access to a reliable internet connection. 

                                                                    

Program Progression: The Veterinary Technology Program is a full-time course of study with each class building on preceding veterinary technology courses therefore all required courses must be taken in the order listed below. All classes will be taught at the Yuba College campus in Marysville although some may be offered on line via the Internet. Veterinary facilities in several counties are used for the clinical rotation portion of the program, requiring some degree of travel of all students while pursuing their veterinary technology education.

Estimated Costs for Two-Year Program:
Costs: In addition to the expenses of regularly enrolled students (living costs, activity fees, books, tuition, etc.), Veterinary Technology students have the additional expenses of uniforms, drug screening, and others. Veterinary Technology students are eligible for grants and loans available to any Yuba College student meeting the criteria. Estimated costs are listed below but may change without notice:

CA Community College Enrollment Fee: CA Resident: $2,898 (Non-Resident: $13,860)
Uniform, Drug/Background Screening, Software, Stethoscope, etc.: $340
Books & Supplies: $1200 - $2100 (estimate dependent upon student choice of rental or purchase of used vs. new texts) 

 

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