CURRICULAR GUIDE

Veterinary Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0287  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2006)

Veterinary technicians are professionals dedicated to animal health care. 
They are vital members of the veterinary medical team and are trusted with
diverse medical responsibilities, including animal nursing care, life support,
laboratory specimen analysis, physical therapy, surgical assistance,
anesthesia, dental hygiene, X-ray imaging, nutritional management, and client
education.  The variety in veterinary technology makes it a challenging
medical career for those who enjoy working with animals and people.  Career
opportunities exist with veterinary hospitals, biomedical research
institutions, zoological parks, and other animal care facilities. 

Students interested in this curriculum must apply to the joint LCC/MSU
Veterinary Technology Program.  Students accepted to the Veterinary Technology
Associate Degree Program at LCC must also apply to the MSU Veterinary
Technology Program in the Spring.  Admission is competitive.  Successful
applicants would start attending classes at the MSU Veterinary School the
following January.  Students are advised to have a strong background in
biology, chemistry, algebra and computer science.  Students are encourage to
actively seek experience in the veterinary clinical setting.  This experience
will help students form the foundation for career development, prior to
enrolling in a college curriculum.    

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education require-
ments, see page 23.

Contact the Science Department, Arts and Sciences Building, Room 408,
telephone number (517) 483-1092 or the MSU Department of Veterinary Technology
at (517) 353-7267.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 16 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CHEM 151    General Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 161    General Chemistry Lab I                                          1
BIOL 203    Microbiology                                                     3
BIOL 204    Microbiology Laboratory                                          1
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 46-47 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             3 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                      0
            Science/Technology Core Area (See Note 1)                        0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See Note 3)

CHOICE 2:   Math Requirement                                       4-5 Credits
MATH 121    College Algebra I                                                4
MATH 126    College Algebra and Trig                                         5

CHOICE 3:   MSU Veterinary Medicine Courses                         39 Credits
            Required Veterinary Medicine courses taken at 
            Michigan State University (See Note 2)

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   62

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    The specific Veterinary Medicine courses necessary to fulfill this
      requirement are:  VM 200, VM 201, VM 300, VM 301, VM 302, VM 303,
      VM 304.  These courses must be taken at Michigan State University.
3.    Students completing "Limited Choice 2" have fulfilled the requirements
      for this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II
CHEM 151          BIOL 203
CHEM 161          BIOL 204
SPCH 120          Lim. Ch. 1
WRIT 121
Lim. Ch. 2