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Friday, December 2: Regularly scheduled activities have resumed on the EFSC Palm Bay Campus following a power outage that had canceled Thursday evening classes. All EFSC Libraries are open for Friday hours until 1 PM, including Palm Bay. The Libraries also have special Sunday hours on December 4 from 1 to 5 PM to support Finals Week studying and end-of-term projects.

Veterinary Technology A.S. Degree

Two options to complete the program: Full-Time and Part-time. To view course sequencing for the Two–Year Full time Program, click the categories below.

Two-Year Program

Freshman Year

Course # Course Title Credit  Contact Hours
 Spring Term      
 ATE 1001  Intro to Veterinary Technology (Open Enrollment/Elective) 1 16
 ATE 1110  Animal Anatomy  3  48
 ATEL 1110  Animal Anatomy Laboratory  2  64
 ATEL 1311  Veterinary Office Procedures  4  96
 ATE 1636  Large Animal Clinical & Nursing Skills  2  32
 ATEL 1650  Intro to Exam Room & Clinical Procedures  1  48
 ATE 1943  Veterinary Work Experience I  1  64
 ATE 1740  Applied Veterinary Medical Terminology  2  32
 ATE 1601  Principles of Animal Nutrition  1  16
  Total  16-17  
 Summer Term A      
 ATEC 1671  Medicine of Laboratory Animals  32 
  Total  2  
 Summer Term B      
   Oral Communications Requirement   3  48
   Written Communications Requirements  3  48
   Computational Requirement  3  48
  Total  9  
 Fall Term      
 ATE 1211  Animal Physiology  3  48
 ATEL 1652  Intro to Anesthesia, Radiology & Surgery Lab  1  48
 ATE 1944  Veterinary Work Experience 2  1  64
 ATE 2638  Animal Clinical Pathology 1  3  48
 ATEL 2638  Animal Clinical Pathology 1 Lab  5  96
 ATEL 2656  Large Animal Clinical & Nursing Skills Lab  1  48
 ATE 2661  Large Animal Diseases  1  16
  Total  12  

Sophmore Year

 

Spring Term      
ATE 1633  Small Animal Nutrition (Open Enrollment/ Elective Course) 2 32
ATE 2613  Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 1 3 48
ATEL 2613  Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 1 Lab 1 48
ATE 2632  Veterinary Surgical Nursing 3 48
ATEL 2632  Veterinary Surgical Nursing Lab 1 48
ATE 2639  Animal Clinical Pathology 2 3 48
ATEL 2639  Animal Clinical Pathology 2 Lab 2 96
ATE 2945  Veterinary Work Experience 3 1 64
  Total  14-16  
Summer Term      
ATEC 2722   Avian & Exotic Pet Medicine 2 32
ATE 2050  Small Animal Breeds & Behaviors (Open Enrollment/ Elective Course) 2 32
   Social/Behavioral Science Requirement 3 48
  Total  5-7  
Fall Term      
ATEL 2501  Professional Development & Ethics Seminar 1 48
ATE 2614  Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 2 3 48
ATEL 2614  Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 2 Lab 1 48
ATE 2654  Advanced Anesthesia, Surgery & Radiology 3 48
ATEL 2654  Advanced Anesthesia, Surgery & Radiology Lab 1 48
ATE 2710  Emergency Medicine & Critical Care 2 32
ATE 2946  Veterinary Work Experience 4 1 64
   Humanities/Fine Arts Requirement 3 48
  Total 15  
  Totals for the program 73 1840

To view course sequencing for the Veterinary Technology 3 1/2-Year Part-Time Program (reduced courseload each term), click the categories below. 

Three & 1/2 Year Program

Freshman Year 1

Course # Course Title Credit Contact
 Spring Term      
 ATE 1001 Intro to Veterinary  Technology (Open Enrollment/Elective) 1 16
 ATE 1110 Animal Anatomy 3 48
 ATEL 1110 Animal Anatomy Lab 2 64
 ATEL 1742 Applied Vet Med Terminology 2 32
 ATEL 1311 Office Procedures 4 64
  Total   11-12  
 Summer Term      
 ATEC 1671 Medicine of Laboratory Animals 2 32
  Total   2  
 Fall Term      
 ATE 1211 Animal Physiology 3 48
 ATE 2638 Animal Pathology 1 3 48
 ATEL 2638 Animal Pathology 1 Lab 2 96
  Total  8  

Freshman Year 2

 

 Spring Term      
ATE 1943  Work Experience 1 1 64  
ATEL 1650 Intro to Exam Procedures 1 48
ATE 1601 Principles of Nutrition for Vet Techs 1 16
ATE 1636 Large Animal Skills 2 32
  General Education 3  
  Total  5-8  
Summer Term      
 ATE 2050 Small Animal Breeds & Behaviors 2 32
  Total   0-2  
 Fall Term      
 ATE 1944  Work Experience 2 1 64
 ATEL 1652 Intro to Anesthesia, Radiology & Surgery Lab 1 48
 ATE 2661 Large Animal Diseases 1 16
 ATEL 2656 Large Animal Clinical Nursing Skills Lab 1 48
 ATE 2701   Emergency Medicine 2 32
  Total  6  

Sophmore Year 1

 

 Spring Term      
 ATE 1633  Small Animal Nutrition (Elective) 2 32
 ATE 2613  Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 1 3 48
 ATEL 2613  Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 1 Labs 1 48
 ATE 2632  Veterinary Surgical Nursing 3 48
 ATEL 2632  Veterinary Surgical Nursing Laboratory 1 48
  Total  8-10  
Summer Term      
 ATE 2945  Work Experience 3 1 64
 ATEC 2722  Avian & Exotic Animal Medicine 2 32
  Total  3  
Fall Term      
ATEL 2501 Professional Development 1 48
ARE 2614 Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 2 3 48
ATEL 2614 Small Animal Diseases & Pharmacology 2 Lab 1 48
ATE 2654 Advanced Anesthesia, Surgery, Radiology 3 48
ATEL 2654 Advanced Anesthesia, Surgery, Radiology Lab 1 48
  Total  9 48

Sophmore Year 2

 

Spring Semester      
ATE 2946  Work Experience 4 1 64
ATE 2639  Clinical Pathology 2 3 96
ATEL 2639  Clinical Pathology 2 Lab 2 32
ATE 1633  Small Animal Nutrition (Elective Course) 2 32
  Total  6-8  
   Totals for the Program 73 1840

PLEASE NOTE:  Course sequence is subject to change