CURRICULUM GUIDE

Veterinary Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0287  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

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 encouraged 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. Not all courses in this program transfer to
all colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.    

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

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: 20 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 127    Cell Biology                                                     4
CHEM 151    General Chemistry Lecture I                                      4
CHEM 161    General Chemistry Lab I                                          1
SOCL 120    Introduction to Sociology                                        4
SPCH 120    Dynamics of Communication                                        3
WRIT 121    Composition I                                                    4

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 44-45 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 2)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0

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

CHOICE 3:   MSU Veterinary Medicine Courses (See Note 3)            40 Credits
            Required Veterinary Medicine courses taken at 
            Michigan State University 

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   64

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    Students completing CHOICE 2 have fulfilled the requirements for this
      core area.
3.    Specific Veterinary Medicine courses are necessary to fulfill this
      requirement.  These courses must be taken at Michigan State University.

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 127
CHEM 161          SOCL 120
SPCH 120          
WRIT 121
Lim. Ch. 2