Associate of Applied Science
Distance Learning Program
Offered through partnership with Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC)
This curriculum is designed for those students who for personal or financial reasons cannot travel to Weyers Cave for the on-campus program. Students may complete general education requirements at Virginia Western. Veterinary technology courses are interactive, two-way audio and video, and are transmitted from Blue Ridge Community College to Virginia Western via compressed video technology three hours a day, two days a week.
Purpose: This curriculum is designed to prepare students as veterinary technicians.
Program Objectives: In Virginia, licensed veterinary technicians working under the direct supervision of a licensed veterinarian may perform those tasks related to animal health except the diagnosis of disease, prescribing drugs, or performing surgery.
Veterinary technicians may be employed in a veterinary hospital, diagnostic/research laboratory, the pharmaceutical industry, zoos/wildlife centers, as sales and livestock managers, or veterinary educators.
Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English on the placement test will be required to take developmental courses.
Students who do not demonstrate proficiency on the placement test in the following mathematical units will be required to complete developmental courses: MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , MTE 5 , MTE 6 , MTE 7 , MTE 8 and MTE 9 .
Admissions Requirements: Students who plan to complete the program through distance education at Virginia Western should follow the BRCC application instructions located at http://community.brcc.edu/vettech/index.php/admission/. Applications are due to Blue Ridge Community College by January 31, 2018. The next class will be accepted for Fall 2018.
For more information please visit the Veterinary Technology Department at BRCC at http://community.brcc.edu/vettech/.