The healthcare industry is filled with opportunities in a number of exciting occupations, and Central Coast College offers the training you need to enter one of these in-demand professions. If you enjoy the sciences, working with animals, and have a passion to grow your skills into a veterinary career, a career as a Veterinary Technician could be a great choice for you!
With training from Central Coast College, you can earn your AAS degree and get the training you need for this rewarding career in as few as 84 weeks!
At Central Coast College, our Veterinary Technology program is designed to prepare students for professional certification and immediate entry-level employment as Veterinary Technicians. CCC’s Veterinary Technology program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (A.V.M.A-C.V.T.E.A), and is the only C.V.T.E.A.-accredited program offered in the Monterey, San Benito, Santa Cruz tri-county area.
The Veterinary Technology program has a total program length of two academic years (84 weeks); in the first year, students complete the Veterinary Assistant program, and in the second year students fulfill the requirements for an AAS degree in Veterinary Technology.
In the Veterinary Technology program, students will:
- Receive first aid and CPR training, as well as real-world on-the-job experience through an Externship.
- Be prepared to earn and receive their Associate’s of Applied Science, Veterinary Technology degree.
- Be prepared for immediate entry-level employment as productive employees capable of upholding a high standard of personal accountability, integrity and work ethic.
- Gain the skills and knowledge to test for the National and State Veterinary Technician examinations. Graduates of the Veterinary Technology program are eligible for State licensing as a Registered Veterinary Technician (R.V.T.) after successfully passing the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) and California State Veterinary Technician Examinations.
Graduates of the two-year Veterinary Technology program will receive an Associate’s of Applied Science (AAS) degree.