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2024 - 2025 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2024 - 2025 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog

Veterinary Technician, AAS

Campus: Muscatine Community College

The Veterinary Technician program prepares students to enter the job market as assistants to veterinarians. New technologies in anesthesia, laboratory equipment, diagnostic testing, and medical treatment have vastly improved animal care. To prepare for these responsibilities, the vet tech program at MCC is designed to enable its graduates to perform a variety of functions necessary for the care of animals.

The Veterinary Technician program is accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.

In addition to the general admission requirements of the college, applicants to this program must meet specific program admission criteria. The application process and admission requirements for the Veterinary Technician program can be found at www.eicc.edu/vettech.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Veterinary Technician program, students will be able to:

  1. Perform anesthesia skills applicable to the role of a veterinary technician.
  2. Perform surgical skills applicable to the role of a veterinary technician.
  3. Utilize standard diagnostic laboratory equipment and techniques within the veterinary industry.
  4. Utilize diagnostic imaging devices and techniques applicable to the role of a veterinary technician.
  5. Evaluate the physical status of the veterinary patient and perform nursing care procedures.
  6. Identify and utilize the most common pharmaceuticals used in veterinary medicine.

Plan of Study

Prerequisite Term

Term Total: 8.00 Credits

Term Total: 14.00 Credits

Term Total: 16.00 Credits

Term Total: 11.00 Credits

Term Total: 15.00 Credits

Term 5

Term Total: 12.00 Credits

AAS Total: 76.00 Credits


Students who successfully complete this AAS program are eligible to sit for the Iowa Veterinary Technician Examination and the National Veterinary Technician Exam (NVTE).

Non-discrimination Statement / Equal Educational Opportunities

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.