Associate of Applied Science Degree
The Veterinary Technology Program is a five semester Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree encompassing both general education requirements and veterinary technology knowledge and skills acquisition. The program is designed to prepare the student to become a licensed veterinary technician. The courses at Chattanooga State will be taught in state-of-the-art facilities. Clinical experiences will occur in local veterinary clinics and hospitals.
There is also a part-time, 11 semester degree program leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. This part-time program is geared toward students who are unable to enroll in the usual full-time, five-semester program due to their work schedule.
Career opportunities for licensed veterinary technicians include, but are not limited to, traditional private practices (small animal, large animal, and mixed), research facilities, zoos, aquariums, educational institutions, private industry and local, state, and federal government positions.
Additional admission procedures are required for this program. Application materials and other pertinent information regarding admission to the Program may be found on the Program's web pages at http://www.chattanoogastate.edu/mathematics-sciences/veterinary-technology.html. The application deadline is May 1 of the year in which fall admission is sought. Applications would be accepted after this deadline date only if there were not enough qualified applicants to fill the class.
NOTE: The program is not designed to meet educational requirements for those students desiring to transfer to a pre-veterinary program.