May 21, 2018  
2013-2014 College Catalog 
2013-2014 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Veterinary Technology

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Program Information

Veterinary Technology is a career dedicated to the health and wellbeing of animals.  Licensed veterinary technicians provide professional and technical support to veterinarians, biologists, researchers, and industry.  As a member of the veterinary healthcare team, the licensed veterinary technician provides many aspects of patient care to include anesthesia and surgical support, diagnostic imaging, and laboratory procedures.  Upon completion of the program, students are expected to take national and state licensing exams to become licensed veterinary technicians (LVT) in the state of South Carolina.

Scheduling and Entry Options

Tri-County Technical College offers both full-time and part-time programs, which begin in the Fall term.  The two-year (full-time) program offers day classes over five terms. The part-time program offers classes primarily in the evening over eight terms.  There is one semester externship required in both programs. General education courses are offered during the day, evening, or online and can be completed before or during the program. Students should refer to the Program Curriculum Guide on Tri-County Technical College public website at for prerequisite requirements.

See “Entry to Clinical Program-Veterinary Technology” for additional program entry information (Health Education Division ).

Program Accreditation

The program has full accreditation granted by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), 1931 N. Meacham Road Suite 100, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173-4360, Telephone: 847-925-8070, Fax: 847-9251329, and is sanctioned by the South Carolina Association of Veterinarians.


    Associate in Applied Science

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