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There is a selective admission process required prior to enrolling in these courses. For an application, access www.foothill.edu/bio/programs/vettech. Selective admission process does not apply to the Veterinary Assistant Certificate courses (VT 52A, 52B, 88A, 88B).


47 Course Descriptions found.

V T 50A CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY I.5 Unit
Formerly: V T 50
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters will include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework in the veterinary technology program curriculum. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in V T 50.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 50B CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY II.5 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters will include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 50C CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY III.5 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters will include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 50D CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY IV.5 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Presenters include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 50E CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY V.5 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Presenters include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 50F CURRENT TOPICS IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY VI.5 Unit
Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented once monthly by the instructor or professionals in veterinary medicine, veterinary technology, or other animal health-related fields. Presenters include veterinarians, veterinary specialists, veterinary technicians, animal care and management professionals, business professionals, and educators. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture-laboratory. (12 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 51 INTRODUCTION TO VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY1.5 Units
Orientation to the program requirements and curriculum and a prerequisite for admission to the Veterinary Technology Program. Survey of the role of the veterinary assistant and registered veterinary technician in the workplace. Survey of employment opportunities and areas of specialization. Ethics and professionalism. Laws and regulations governing veterinary technicians. Introduction to basic animal care skills and clinical procedures.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 52A VETERINARY ASSISTING I5 Units
First in a two-course series in the theory and practice of veterinary assisting focusing on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for competent paraprofessional support to the veterinarian (DVM) and to the registered veterinary technician (RVT). Prepare for an exciting career as a Veterinary Assistant by learning the essential knowledge and hands-on skills. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of front office management, working as part of the veterinary health care team, basic animal care, and fundamentals of patient management under direct supervision. Entirely online and may be taken as a stand-alone class or may be combined with V T 52B, V T 88A & V T 88B to earn a Veterinary Assisting Program Certificate of Completion.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 52B VETERINARY ASSISTING II5 Units
Second in a two-course series in the theory and practice of veterinary assisting focusing on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for competent paraprofessional support to the veterinarian (DVM) and to the registered veterinary technician (RVT). Prepare for an exciting career as a Veterinary Assistant by learning the essential knowledge and hands-on skills. Emphasis is on the practical aspects of front office management, working as part of the veterinary health care team, basic animal care, and fundamentals of patient management under direct supervision. Entirely on-line and may be taken as a stand-alone class or may be combined with V T 52A, V T 88A & V T 88B to earn a Veterinary Assisting Program Certificate of Completion.
Prerequisite: V T 52A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
5 hours lecture. (60 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 53A MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY1 Unit
A guided self-study of medical terminology as a fundamental communication skill. Basic word parts and rules of word construction. A review of common medical terms pertaining to the different body systems, with emphasis on those terms peculiar to veterinary medicine.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 53B MEDICAL CALCULATIONS1 Unit
Applied mathematics as a fundamental communication and technical skill. Review of calculations involving fractions, decimals, ratios and proportions, unit conversions, and algebraic equations. Clinical medical calculations utilized in preparation and administration of drugs, dosage determinations, intravenous fluid infusion, and prescription dispensing.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 53C INTRODUCTION TO LARGE ANIMAL CARE1 Unit
Introduction to principles of husbandry and veterinary nursing care of common domestic large animal species. Breed identification; housing and restraint; physical examination; administration of medication and therapeutics; nutrition and feeding; common diseases; common large animal clinical procedures.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture-laboratory. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 53D INTRODUCTION TO DAIRY CATTLE HEALTH MANAGEMENT2 Units
A series of one-hour lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on practical experiences. Introduction to the principles of the husbandry and health management of dairy and beef cattle. Breed identification; housing and restraint; nutrition and feeding; common infectious disease; and vaccinations; common internal and external parasite management; common veterinary treatments and food animal drug restrictions; breeding, gestation, and parturition. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Advisory: All instruction will take place on the farm at Hidden Villa.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 53E INTRODUCTION TO SMALL RUMINANT HEALTH MANAGEMENT2 Units
A series of lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on sessions. Introduction to the principles of husbandry and health management of sheep and dairy goats. Breed identification; housing and restraint; nutrition and feeding; common infectious disease and vaccinations; common internal and external parasite management; common veterinary medicines and food animal restrictions; breeding, gestation, and parturition. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Advisory: All instruction will take place on the farm at Hidden Villa.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 53F INTRODUCTION TO SWINE HEALTH MANAGEMENT2 Units
A series of lectures, live demonstrations, and hands-on experiences. Introduction to the principles of husbandry and health management of swine. Breed identification; housing and restraint; nutrition and feeding; common infectious disease and vaccinations; common internal and external parasite management; common veterinary medicines and food animal restrictions; breeding, gestation, and parturition. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Advisory: All instruction will take place on the farm at Hidden Villa.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 2 hour lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 54A COMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN5 Units
Comparative veterinary anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians. Clinically relevant veterinary anatomy and physiology including a discussion of the similarities and differences among the major domestic species. Emphasis is placed on the normal structure and function of the major organ systems as the foundation for understanding pathology and the pathophysiology of disease. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: V T 51 or equivalent.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 or equivalent; CHEM 30A or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 54B COMPARATIVE VETERINARY ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY FOR THE VETERINARY TECHNICIAN5 Units
Comparative anatomy and physiology for veterinary technicians. Clinically relevant anatomy and physiology of the major domestic animals and includes a discussion of the similarities and differences among the species. Emphasis is placed on the normal structure and function of the major organ systems as the foundation for understanding pathology and pathophysiology of disease. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisites: V T 54A; V T 51 or equivalent.
Advisory: One of the following: ENGL 1A, 1AH, 1S & 1T or ESLL 26 or equivalent; CHEM 30A or equivalent.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 1 hour lecture-laboratory, 2 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 55 ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & CLINICAL SKILLS I4 Units
Intended for the pre-clinical training of veterinary technology students and unregistered veterinary assistants. Orientation to the Veterinary Technology Program. Occupational health and safety. Animal handling and restraint. Administration of medication. Assessing dehydration and basic fluid administration. Introduction to anesthetic equipment, procedures and recovery. Principles of aseptic technique, sanitation, disinfection and sterilization. Principles of surgical nursing and instrumentation. Euthanasia, grief and pet loss support. Principles of animal behavior, socialization, basic obedience and common behavior problems. Wound healing, basic wound care and suture material.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 56 ANIMAL MANAGEMENT & CLINICAL SKILLS II4 Units
Intended for the pre-clinical training of veterinary technology students and unregistered veterinary assistants. Survey of basic responsibilities and technical duties of veterinary technicians. Clinical nutrition and feeding of the dog and cat. Reproductive anatomy and physiology of the dog and cat including common reproductive disorders. Instruction and practical experience in the basic principles and techniques of wound healing, bandage and suture material. Basic radiography and electrocardiography. Venipuncture for catheter placement, blood collection, and intravenous administration of fluids and medications. Troubleshooting of intravenous catheter set-ups. Patient examination and assessment. Bandaging and splinting. Hands-on experience performing and assisting with routine clinical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, including dermatologic and ophthalmologic procedures, blood and urine collection and other routine veterinary clinical procedures.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 60 VETERINARY OFFICE PRACTICE2 Units
Principles and practice of veterinary office management for veterinary technology students. Client relations, receptionist skills, telephone techniques, interpersonal skills, and personnel management. Generation and maintenance of correspondence, medical records, legal forms, and hospital logs. Basic bookkeeping, accounting, and financial management principles. Marketing and public relations. Professional ethics and professionalism. Use of computers for data entry, patient record management and inventory control. Use of practice management software. State and federal laws as they apply to the veterinary practice. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 61 ANIMAL DISEASES5 Units
Advanced study of the common diseases of domestic animals with emphasis on the dog and cat. Practical medical microbiology, clinical immunology. Mechanisms of disease; the host-parasite relationship and adaptive and maladaptive responses of the host. Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and clinical management of selected immunological, viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic diseases. Etiology, pathogenesis, clinical signs and clinical management of selected developmental, degenerative, nutritional, metabolic, endocrine, immune-mediated, and neoplastic diseases. Principles of vaccination, disease prevention, public health, client education, and zoonosis. Diagnostic techniques, including gross and microscopic identification of common veterinary pathogens. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Advisory: Completion of general microbiology strongly recommended.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 70 FUNDAMENTALS OF VETERINARY DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING4 Units
Introduction to the principles of veterinary radiography and ultrasonography for veterinary technician students, including radiographic and ultrasonographic terminology. Physics of X-ray and ultrasound production and interaction with matter. Occupational safety and radiation protection. Proper use and maintenance of standard and digital x-ray equipment. Radiographic exposure factors, technique chart development and usage, and patient positioning required for production of diagnostic radiographs. Processing of radiographic film. Discussion of equipment materials and special radiographic studies common in veterinary practice. Radiographic exposure troubleshooting and common artifacts. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 70R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY1 Unit
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours per week. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 71R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY2 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
6 hours per week. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 72 PRINCIPLES OF VETERINARY DENTISTRY2 Units
Basic principles of veterinary dentistry for the veterinary technology student. Includes dental anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, charting and instrumentation. Techniques of routine dental prophylaxis and dental assisting. Discussion of periodontal disease, modes of therapy and prevention. Introduction to common dental disorders, endodontic technique, simple extractions, and dental radiography. Course includes hands-on laboratory sessions using veterinary dental equipment, models, and live animal patients. Care and use of common instruments and equipment. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
1 hour lecture, 2 hours lecture-laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 72R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY3 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
9 hours per week. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 73R INDEPENDENT STUDY IN VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY4 Units
Provides an opportunity for the student to expand their studies in Veterinary Technology beyond the classroom by completing a project or an assignment arranged by agreement between the student and instructor. The student is required to contract with the instructor to determine the scope of assignment and the unit value assigned for successful completion. Students may take a maximum of 6 units of Independent Study per department.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
12 hours per week. (144 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 75A ANIMAL CARE SKILLS I1 Unit
Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology program. Opportunity to participate in the health care team involved in the care, management and husbandry of program livestock, companion animals and laboratory animals. Emphasis will be on the basic principles and application of clinical facility management, care of resident teaching animals, and routine maintenance duties. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 75B ANIMAL CARE SKILLS II1 Unit
Continuation of V T 75A. Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology classroom. Opportunity to participate in the health care team involved in the care, management and husbandry of livestock, companion animals and laboratory animals. Emphasis will be on the basic principles and application of clinical facility management, care of resident teaching animals, and routine maintenance duties. Responsibilities will expand to include medical record keeping. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: V T 75A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 75C ANIMAL CARE SKILLS III1 Unit
Continuation of V T 75B. Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology classroom. Opportunity to participate in the health care team involved in the care, management and husbandry of livestock, companion animals and laboratory animals. Responsibilities include medical record keeping, inventory control, and care of clinical equipment. Emphasis will be on the basic principles and application of clinical facility management, care of resident teaching animals, and routine maintenance duties Level of responsibility increases as the student prepares to enter the second year of the program and take over lead nurse responsibilities. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: V T 75B.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 75D ANIMAL CARE SKILLS IV1 Unit
Continuation of VT 75C. Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management using techniques and knowledge learned in the veterinary technology classroom. Level of responsibility increases to that of a second year student in the veterinary technology program as they take over the lead nurse responsibilities. Opportunity to lead the health care team involved in the care, management and husbandry of livestock, companion animals and laboratory animals. Responsibilities include medical record keeping, inventory control, and care of clinical equipment. Emphasis will be on the more advanced principles and application of clinical facility management, care of resident teaching animals, and routine maintenance duties. Degree of supervision is low with students working independently under indirect supervision of the instructor. Enhanced requirements of reporting and record keeping. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: V T 75C.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 81 CLINICAL PATHOLOGY METHODS5 Units
Fundamental studies of laboratory techniques and procedures involved in evaluating veterinary clinical samples. Areas of study include hematology, urinalysis, coagulation assessment, blood biochemistry and immunological testing, serology, clinical parasitology, and cytology. The veterinary technician's role in sample collection, sample storage and handling, and performance of analytic procedures will be emphasized. Skills are developed in the use of laboratory equipment, laboratory safety and management, and quality control and quality assurance. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (84 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 83 PHARMACOLOGY FOR TECHNICIANS4 Units
Introduction to the basic principles of veterinary pharmacology. Preparation and dispensing of medications. Overview of the actions and interactions of the major classes of drugs, with emphasis on common veterinary uses of specific drugs. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 84 ANESTHESIOLOGY FOR TECHNICIANS5 Units
Principles and practice of veterinary anesthesia for the veterinary technician. Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and nervous systems relevant to anesthesia. Pharmacology, indications, contraindications and adverse effects of common pre-anesthetic and anesthetic agents. The veterinary technician's role in patient assessment, preparation, induction, monitoring, and maintenance of anesthesia. Anesthesia events, surgical assisting, and post-anesthetic nursing will be performed in the laboratory. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisites: V T 83 and 91.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 6 hours laboratory. (108 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 85 VETERINARY EMERGENCY & CRITICAL CARE4 Units
Theoretical and practical aspects of assisting the veterinarian in the management of medical and traumatic emergencies. Recognition and assessment of cardiovascular shock, respiratory crisis, gastrointestinal emergency, and musculoskeletal trauma. Principles and techniques of fluid therapy and administration of emergency drugs. Application of treatment protocols for shock, cardiopulmonary arrest, gastrointestinal crisis, wounds and fractures, toxicoses, and dystocia. Nutrition of critical care patients. Maintenance of emergency medical equipment and supplies. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 86 LABORATORY ANIMAL TECHNOLOGY4 Units
Study of the husbandry, care, management, and nursing care of rabbits, rodents kept as companion animals. Orientation to the humane and ethical use of animals in research and to the animal advocate and nursing roles of the veterinary technician in a biomedical research animal facility. Regulations affecting the use of animals in research are discussed. Proper methods of restraint and handling; husbandry and housing; feeding and nutrition; medical and surgical nursing techniques for the common species of "laboratory animals" (i.e. rodents, rabbits, nonhuman primates, reptiles and amphibians, etc.) Introduction to diagnostic and therapeutic techniques and common diseases of laboratory animals. Appropriate anesthesia, analgesia and euthanasia methods will be discussed. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
4 hours lecture. (48 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 87A ADVANCED ANIMAL CARE SKILLS I1 Unit
Practical application of animal care skills and principles of animal care and management, integrating advanced techniques and knowledge gained through classroom instruction. Opportunity to participate in the health care team in a supervisory role with increased organizational responsibility. Emphasis on instruction of first-year students in basic principles of facilities management and maintenance care of resident animals. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 87B ADVANCED ANIMAL CARE SKILLS II1 Unit
Continuation of V T 87A. Continuing instruction of first-year students in basic principles of facilities management and maintenance care of resident animals. Supervisory responsibilities will expand to include the formulation of work schedules, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on resident animals, and performance evaluations of first-year students. The student will be involved in open lab sessions training first-year students in technical procedures. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 87C ADVANCED ANIMAL CARE SKILLS III1 Unit
Continuation of V T 87B. Continuing instruction of first-year students in basic principles of facilities management and maintenance care of resident animals. Supervisory responsibilities include the formulation of work schedules, performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures on resident animals, performance evaluations of first-year students, and staffing open lab sessions. Facilitate transition of primary animal care responsibility to first-year students. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 88A CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP I1.5 Units
Formal, structured off-campus clinical experience in licensed veterinary facilities, which serve as a means of instructing the student in practical, hands-on, clinical skills in all aspects of veterinary assisting. The student is under the direct supervision of one or more licensed veterinarians and/or credentialed veterinary technicians. The site of the preceptorship is approved by the veterinary technology program in consultation with the student and the veterinary professionals Opportunity for learning and practical application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a veterinary assistant. Exposure to varied methodologies and practice philosophies in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis is on the role of the veterinary assistant in the veterinary health care team.
Corequisite: V T 52A.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
7.5 hours clinic. (90 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 88B CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP II1.5 Units
Covers a wide scope and increased depth of skills training. Formal, structured off-campus clinical experience in licensed veterinary facilities, which serve as a means of instructing the student in practical, hands-on, clinical skills in all aspects of veterinary assisting. Under the direct supervision of one or more licensed veterinarians and/or credentialed veterinary technicians. The site of the preceptorship is approved by the veterinary technology program in consultation with the student and the veterinary professionals Opportunity for learning and practical application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a veterinary assistant. Exposure to varied methodologies and practice philosophies in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis is on the role of the veterinary assistant in the veterinary health care team.
Corequisite: V T 52B
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
7.5 hours clinic. (90 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 89 CLINICAL INTERNSHIP I3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Integration into a veterinary health care team and exposure to varied methodologies and practice philosophies in a variety of clinical settings. Practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the first year program course work: clinical application of anatomy and physiology; medical terminology and medical math; chemistry and microbiology; interpersonal skills and office practices. Supervised hands-on training in basic medical and surgical nursing. Opportunity to practice and attain entry level competency in essential clinical skills. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
15 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 91 CLINICAL INTERNSHIP II3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Students begin to follow directions from doctors and staff with increasing independence and exhibit good judgment and critical thinking skills. Practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the concurrent second year program course work: patient assessment skills, animal restraint, administration of medication and sample collection; assisting in radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology and common clinical procedures. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
15 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
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V T 92 CLINICAL INTERNSHIP III3 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experience in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Students must assume more responsibility; and act independently with more confidence and proficiency; applying principles of critical thinking to clinical practice and troubleshooting with confidence and good judgment. Practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the concurrent second year program course work: Assumes primary responsibility for radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesiology, medical and surgical nursing and common clinical procedures. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
15 hours laboratory. (180 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 93 CLINICAL INTERNSHIP IV4 Units
Off-campus practical clinical work experiences in veterinary facilities supervised by licensed veterinarians and veterinary technicians. Student assumes primary responsibility for training, mentoring, and supervising new unregistered veterinary assistants and veterinary technicians. High-level practical application of knowledge, skills, and attitudes acquired in the concurrent second year program course work. In addition to competently performing all essential clinical skills and duties delegated to the veterinary technician; the student will begin to take responsibility for client education, development of patient care plans, providing nursing care to critical care and emergency patients, performing advanced sampling techniques, conducting special diagnostic studies and performing more complex therapeutics. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
20 hours laboratory. (240 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 95 VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROFICIENCY2 Units
Review of pertinent subject matter in preparation for the California State Veterinary Technician Examination and the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Guided review and discussion of exam application process. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Corequisite: V T 95L.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 
V T 95L VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROFICIENCY LABORATORY1 Unit
Provides opportunity for practicing essential clinical skills and demonstrating the technical proficiency required of the graduate veterinary technician. Emphasis is on skill development and hands-on experience in all required areas. Practical training in the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities List of Essential Skills Expected of Graduate Veterinary Technicians using a set of standard criteria as a guideline for the accomplishment of performance objectives. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program.
Corequisite: V T 95.
Repeatability: Not Repeatable.
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter.)
GE Area: Non-GE Applicable
Transferability: CSU
Not scheduled for the Fall quarter.
 


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