A certificate in Animal Care Technology requires 23 hours of college courses encompassing both general education and animal/veterinary technology. The program may be completed on either a full or part time basis. The program is designed to prepare the student for employment in one of several career paths:
- Veterinary assistant in private practice
- Research assistant for teaching hospitals
- Animal care provider for retail pet stores/groomers
- Local Humane Society staff
- Animal husbandry for corporate farms
- Preparation for advancement to a licensed veterinary technician
Primary course work, including laboratories, will occur on the main campus in Gallatin. Clinical experiences will occur in local veterinary clinics and/or research hospitals.
The Animcal Care Technology Certificate program “nests” with two of our Associate of Applied Science degree programs. You can choose from either Veterinary Technology or General Business Administration: Management Concentration.
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Math and Science Division
Volunteer State Community College
1480 Nashville Pike, Gallatin, TN 37066
Gainful Employment Information
- What job(s) might I get with this degree?
- How long will it take me to complete this program?
The program is designed to take two semesters to complete.
There have been no graduates from this program at Volunteer State Community College within the 2010-2011 year, so average time to completion information is not available.
Normal time is defined as the number of semesters that a student would be enrolled in a program if they attended on a full-time basis and enrolled in at least 15 hours per semester. The percentage of students completing on time does not take into consideration that some students take fewer than 15 hours during a semester.
- What are the chances of getting a job when I graduate?
There have been no graduates from this program at Volunteer State Community College within the 2010-2011 year, so job placement rates are not available.
Note: Placement information is gathered in accordance with the standards of the Tennessee Board of Regents requirements. Placement data is gathered six months after graduation. Graduates are exempted from the placement rates in accordance with the standards of the Higher Education Authorization Act due to the following reasons: enrollment in further education, military service, a medical condition that prevents the graduate from working in his/her field of study, family or home responsibilities that prevent the graduate from working in his/her field of study.
- How much will this program cost?
In-State Out-of-State Tuition and Fees $3,086.50 $11,908.50 Books and Supplies $300 $300 On-Campus Room and Board Not offered Not offered
- What are my financing options to pay for the program?
In addition to grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, many graduates used loans to finance their education. There have been no graduates from this program in the past two years, so median debt* for program graduates is not available.
Federal Loans: n/a
Private Loans: n/a
Note: Median loan amounts reflect the total borrowed from entry at the institution to completion of this program.