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Get to Know our Veterinary Technology Program, with our Featured Student Spotlight Series

We know you have choices when it comes to choosing a school for your veterinary assistant training. Why should you choose Central Coast College? Central Coast College, located in Salinas, California, offers you a supportive community culture, practical, skill-based training, and career placement assistance. Students come to CCC for focused career training programs, achievable in a short amount of time, and designed to prepare graduates with the competitive skills needed to confidently enter the job market. Check out this Student Spotlight, featuring CCC veterinary assisting student Jenae Montemayor, to learn more about CCC, our 38-week Veterinary Assisting diploma program, and why so many students just like you choose Central Coast College for their career training. Get to know us better, with this edition of our Featured Student Spotlight Series.  


Jenae Montemayor, Veterinary Technology program

Jenae, a student in CCC’s Veterinary Technology program, has a career goal to be a registered vet technician, saying “I chose to be a RVT because of my great interest in working with animals and wanting to be in the medical field.” Jenae came to Central Coast College for its focused, practical programs and hand-on training. “I chose Central Coast College because of their promising hands-on programs and well-made courses to make career goals achievable in a great time frame,” said Jenae.

Instructor Patty Zehna, RVT chose to highlight Jenae for the Student Spotlight. Zehna praised Jenae’s work ethic and energy, saying of Jenae, “This hardworking, energetic, and smart student does so with the quiet confidence of a ninja. Her positive presence exerts its influence on the whole class environment. It should come as no surprise Jen is very well liked and admired by her classmates. I feel fortunate to have taught Jen in both years of her journey towards becoming a veterinary technician and have no doubt she will be successful at whatever form that takes.”

Central Coast College’s Veterinary Assistant program gives students hands-on experience working with animals in order to thoroughly prepare them for careers as Veterinary Assistants. Students learn the comprehensive skills and knowledge needed for positions working alongside veterinarians and veterinary technicians in a variety of animal care settings. The Veterinary Technology program can be completed in as few as 38 weeks, and graduates receive a Certificate of Completion, Veterinary Technology diploma. Students who wish to continue their education may take an additional year of courses in order to obtain their Associate of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology degree.

After completing their program, Central Coast College graduates enter the job market with confidence, thanks to the support of CCC’s Career Services department. Central Coast College is committed to assisting our program graduates in the pursuit of stable, rewarding employment, and the Career Services department provides every student with a wide range of career support services, including resume writing assistance, job searching and networking, interviewing skills, and comprehensive job placement assistance. While the school cannot guarantee employment upon graduation, CCC instructors and Career Services staff consistently seek to assist students with employment opportunities prior to and after graduation. At Central Coast College we are committed to offering both a quality educational experience, and individualized job placement assistance, so graduates can utilize the knowledge and skills they have gained to successfully enter their chosen career fields.

Students like Jenae choose Central Coast College for their Veterinary Assistant training because CCC’s program is focused, achievable in a short amount of time, and provides the competitive skills needed for today’s job market. Why should you choose CCC for your Veterinary Assistant training? Come to Central Coast College for a focused Veterinary Assistant training program that can be achieved in a short amount of time, a supportive community culture, and hands-on competitive skills training. With Central Coast College, you can gain the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you need to enter the job market with confidence. If you are ready to take the next step towards your veterinary assisting career, Central Coast College is here to help you make it happen! Call 831-424-6767 or click here to get started today!

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