Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP)

Transforming assistants into credentialed technicians

Improve careers, practices, and animal health

Everything improves when veterinary assistants become credentialed technicians with associate’s degrees. The American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities-accredited Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program (DEVTP) helps veterinary assistants realize their full potential and grow their careers in as few as five semesters online, improving job satisfaction, productivity, and patient care.

Offered in conjunction with Cedar Valley College, DEVTP is the only AVMA-accredited, AAHA-recommended online veterinary technology program available, providing students with the opportunity to earn an associate's degree while maintaining demanding schedules at work and home. 

Course requests

Basic vet tech course requests

Requests for vet tech courses are only available to students who have applied and been accepted to the college and also completed the separate admissions process for the online vet tech program and received the acceptance email. All basic courses require 20 hours of volunteer, intern, or working each semester in an animal care facility (veterinary clinic, humane society, shelter, etc). Students are required to meet the prerequisites as outlined in the Vet Tech Advising document for distance learning students.  By submitting the course request you acknowledge you have read and understand the course prerequisites as they pertain to the online vet tech program and agree to abide by the degree progression as outlined in the document.

Basic form

Intermediate coure requests

All intermediate course requests require students to have completed all the basic courses prior to enrollment.  These courses also require employment in a veterinary clinic that is OCCI approved and work at least 20 hours a week and maintain the hours throughout the entire semester.  Volunteering or interning is not permitted. Students are required to meet the prerequisites as outlined in the Vet Tech Advising document for distance learning students. By submitting the course request you acknowledge you have read and understand the course prerequisites as they pertain to the online vet tech program and agree to abide by the degree progression as outlined in the document.

Intermediate form

Advanced course requests

Advanced courses require employment in an OCCI approved veterinary clinic of at least 20 hours a week and those hours must be maintained throughout the entire semester.  These courses also require completion of all BASIC and INTERMEDIATE courses prior to enrollment.  Students are required to meet the prerequisites as outlined in the Vet Tech Advising document for distance learning students. By submitting the course request you acknowledge you have read and understand the course prerequisites as they pertain to the online vet tech program and agree to abide by the degree progression as outlined in the document.

Advanced form

“DEVTP has been a great way to set a firm foundation for my veterinary career. The flexibility of taking classes while working with patients has been my favorite part. It’s so helpful to be able to back up the concepts I’m learning in class with hands-on opportunities at work.”

Sara Adcock,, DEVTP graduate and winner of the 2016 Virginia Veterinary Medical Association and Virginia Association of Licensed Veterinary Technicians scholarship

Why enroll in Distance Education Veterinary Technology Program?

  • Finish fast (full time = five semesters; part time = three years)
  • Further your career on your time

Program information

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How to apply

For step-by-step instructions, download the application guide.

Students are accepted into the program year-round and can start in fall, spring, or summer!

All prospective students must complete the admissions process to be accepted into the distance learning program. The on-campus and distance learning program each have different admissions procedures and requirements for entry, so the transition from one to the other is not as simple as just switching over. If you start with distance learning and think you may want to switch to the on-campus program, you must speak with the on-campus advisor for vet tech by emailing [email protected].

Prior to admittance to DEVTP, all students must:

  • Declare their program of study as “Small Animal Assisting Certificate” when they apply, and complete the small animal certificate. All courses in the certificate program are also part of the AAS veterinary technology degree.
    • Once completed, students must submit a petition for graduation for the certificate and can then be transitioned to the AAS veterinary technology degree plan.
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED. Homeschooled students or high school students who wish to start sooner can participate in dual credit general education courses in certain circumstances.
  • Complete all of the admissions documents for the college and the vet tech online program.
  • Submit all official undergraduate college transcripts. In some instances, a high school transcript will also be required.
  • Submit proof of a meningitis vaccination (required for distance education students who live in Texas). Click here for more information.

How to apply

1. Download and follow the steps outlined in the application guide and the “Choosing a Program of Study and Creating an eConnect Account” document. Please carefully read and follow each step; it is important that all steps are followed exactly.

2. Complete the college application using only the links below. Please do not submit a Texas Common Application.

3. Download and complete the following forms, and fax them to 972-698-3051 or scan and email documents to [email protected]:

4. Mail official transcripts from each college attended to the following. Please ensure transcripts are addressed exactly as listed.

For general education course transfers, send transcripts to:
Cedar Valley College Admissions
3030 N. Dallas Ave.
Lancaster, Texas 75134

For veterinary technology course transfers, send transcripts to:
Cedar Valley College Veterinary Technology
3030 N. Dallas Ave
Lancaster, Texas 75134
Attention: Dr. Kelly Black

Transfer credits

  • If you have attended more than one college, please provide sealed original transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • Students must submit official transcripts from every college listed on the application, even those that will not be used for transfer credits.
  • You may complete the three required prerequisite courses and the two general studies electives at a local college or university by transferring the credit as long as they meet the degree and college requirements.
  • After you enroll and receive your student ID number, you will be able to check your evaluation status by using eConnect.
Apply to DEVTP

Program duration and pace

Program duration

DEVTP requires a total of 60 credit hours. Program completion time will vary greatly, depending on the number of classes you take per term and the number of terms you enroll in per year. On average, full-time students graduate in five semesters, and part-time students graduate in three years. If you wish to take a semester off, you may do so and then re-enroll when you are ready.

Terms

Three terms are offered per year, typically beginning in January, May, and September. Each term is 12–14 weeks long, depending on the courses. All DEVTP courses are offered each term; each class is guaranteed to have room for all enrollees.

Program pace

Students are expected to complete work according to the course schedule. It is strongly recommended that students take only one or two courses in their first semester. Contact enrollment to determine the right pace for you.

Tuition and financial aid

Program cost

The total cost of the 60-credit program is dependent upon residence:

  • Out-of-state students: $14,070 over the course of the program
  • In-state students outside of Dallas County, Texas: $6,660 over the course of the program
  • In-state students inside of Dallas County, Texas: $3,540 over the course of the program

Contact information

Business office:  972-860-2094
Brenda Chance: [email protected]
Cedar Valley College: 877-353-3482

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify. Please call Cedar Valley College at 877-353-3482, visit their website, or email them for more information.
fafsa.ed.gov 
Cedar Valley Title IV Financial Aid School Code: 014035

Financial aid students

Upon notification of registration, financial aid students are required to email Brenda Chance so she can protect your courses. Students must use the following email format:

[email protected]

Subject: DL Vet Tech Student and your ID number and full name

Body:  Full name, ID number, semester, and any questions or needs

If you change your schedule in any way, you must re-email her to protect the courses.

Financial aid deadlines for FAFSA and submission of transcripts for verification of eligibility are as follows:

  • Fall: May 1
  • Spring: October 1
  • Summer: March 1

If you are planning on taking classes and you have not submitted all of the required documentation prior to the above deadlines, you will need to set up a payment plan and pay out-of-pocket or wait until the following semester.

Financial aid assistance

If you need financial aid assistance: 
Call: 972-587-2599 
Email: [email protected] 
Fax: 214-378-1870

More information

Course overview

Course formats

Assignments will take a variety of forms, such as:

  • Reading selected chapters in a text and taking a written test
  • Viewing a video and completing a video-based assignment
  • Practicing skills while being observed by a preceptor
  • Writing assignments
  • Online assignments
  • Making and submitting a video of yourself performing a skill or task
  • Submitting work products, such as radiographs, for evaluation

Large-animal lab at Cedar Valley College

Large animal lab
Large animal lab
Horse and feeding tube - large animal lab
horse with wrapped leg - large animal lab

Students are never required to travel to Cedar Valley to attend classes or complete lab practical exams. The laboratory portion of Large-Animal Assisting Techniques (VTHT 2325)* is offered on the Cedar Valley College campus for students who do not have access to a large-animal training location. The lab is offered in the fall and spring semesters and is held over a two-day period on a Thursday and Friday. This lab covers all of the AVMA-required, hands-on large-animal tasks and gives students a chance to visit the campus, meet the instructors, and interact with other DEVTP students from all over the country. Students in DEVTP also have the option of submitting videos of the required tasks instead of traveling to campus.

*Travel fees and lodging for this lab are not included in tuition.

Courses

Core DEVTP content focuses on pharmacy and pharmacology, surgical preparation and assistance, animal nursing, radiology and ultrasound, and laboratory and examination procedures. Specialized general education courses, such as biology and math, that are applicable to the world of veterinary medicine are also part of the program.

You must be working with an off-campus clinical instruction (OCCI)-approved hospital to complete all hands-on tasks for the intermediate and advanced courses. Almost any hospital can be approved for use as an OCCI facility as long as they have the required equipment and credentialed staff to serve as your preceptor. For more information on OCCI, please view the OCCI tab below. 

Click on each course below to view its description.

Basic courses
Credit hours
VTHT 1217 Veterinary Office Management 2
VTHT 1301 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3
VTHT 1349 Veterinary Pharmacology 3
VTHT 1413 Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology 4
VTHT 2201 Canine and Feline Clinical Management 2
VTHT 2205 Equine Clinical Management 2
VTHT 2209 Food Animal Clinical Management 2
VTHT 2321 Veterinary Parasitology 3

 

Intermediate courses
Credit hours
**VTHT 1345 Veterinary Radiology 3
**VTHT 2213 Lab Animal Clinical Management 2
**VTHT 2223 Veterinary Clinical Pathology I 2
**VTHT 2331 Veterinary Clinical Pathology II 3

 

Advanced courses
Credit hours
**VTHT 1341 Anesthesia & Surgical Assistance 3
**VTHT 2325 Large Animal Assisting Techniques 3
**VTHT 2380 Cooperative Education 3
**VTHT 2439 Veterinary Nursing Care 4

**These courses require students to work or intern at an approved veterinary facility prior to enrollment.

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Required course materials - Fall 2019

This program is conducted online and, as such, all students are required to have access to the following items at least three times a week: computer, printer, scanner, PDF converter, email, and internet access.

The correct edition of each book is required due to the number of changes from previous editions. If substitutions are permitted, exceptions will be noted next to the required book and course. Textbooks are used throughout the program, so it is advisable that students keep their books instead of reselling them.

Course Materials ISBN Publisher
VTHT 1301

All
sections

1. McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Ninth Edition (by Joanna M. Bassert, Angela D. Beal, and Oreta M. Samples)

2. Video camera

3. Students must have access to a dog and a cat
all semester to practice skills.

9780323394611


 

Elsevier/Mosby

 

VTHT 2201

All sections

McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Ninth Edition (by Joanna M. Bassert, Angela D. Beal, and Oreta M. Samples)

9780323394611

Elsevier/Mosby
VTHT 2321

All
sections

Diagnostic Parasitology for Veterinary Technicians,
Fifth Edition (by Charles M. Hendrix and Ed Robinson)
9780323389822 Elsevier/Mosby
VTHT 1413

All
sections

Clinical Anatomy and Physiology for Veterinary Technicians, Third Edition (Textbook and Lab Manual) (by Thomas Collville and Joanna Bassert)

Textbook
9780323227933

Lab Manual
9780323294751

Elsevier/Mosby

VTHT 1217

All
sections

Front Office Management for the Veterinary Team,
Third Edition (by Heather Prendergast)
9780323570404 Elsevier/Mosby

VTHT 1349

All
sections

Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics for the Veterinary Technician, Fourth Edition (by Robert L. Bill)

9780323086790

Mosby

VTHT 2205

All
sections

Equine Science, Fourth Edition* (by Rick Parker)

* Students may use the third edition of this book
9781111138776 Cengage
VTHT 2209

All
sections

Large Animal Clinical Procedures for the Veterinary Technician, Third Edition (by Kristin Holtgrew-Bohling) 9780323341134 Elsevier/Mosby
VTHT 2213

All
sections

1. Clinical Laboratory Animal Medicine: An Introduction, Fourth Edition (by Karen Hrapkiewicz, Lesley Colby, and Patricia Denison)

2. Access to a bird, a rabbit, a mouse, and a rat

3. Video camera

Students must work in an off-campus clinical instruction (OCCI)-approved veterinary clinic

9781118345108

Elsevier/Mosby
VTHT 2223

All
sections

1. Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, Seventh Edition (by Margi Sirois)

2. Laboratory Manual for Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, Seventh Edition (by Margi Sirois)

Students must work in an OCCI-approved veterinary clinic

9780323595384


9780323595407

Elsevier/Mosby
VTHT 1345

All
sections

Diagnostic Imaging for Veterinary Technicians (by Margi Sirois and Joshua M. Schlote)

Students must work in an OCCI-approved veterinary clinic
9781681354002 Bluedoor
VTHT 2331

All
sections

1. Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, Seventh Edition (by Margi Sirois)

2. Laboratory Manual for Laboratory Procedures for Veterinary Technicians, Seventh Edition (by Margi Sirois)

Students must work in an OCCI-approved veterinary clinic

9780323595384


9780323595407

Elsevier/Mosby
VTHT 2325

All
sections

1. Large Animal Clinical Procedures for the Veterinary Technician, Third Edition (by Kristin Holtgrew-Bohling)

2. Access to cattle, horses, and goats or attendance at fast-track lab required

3. Video camera

Students must work in an approved large-animal facility or attend fast-track lab

9780323341134 Elsevier/Mosby
VTHT 1341

All
sections

1. Anesthesia and Analgesia for Veterinary Technicians, Fifth Edition (by John A. Thomas and Phillip Lerche)

2. Small Animal Surgical Nursing: Skills and Concepts, Third Edition (by Marianne Tear)

3. McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Ninth Edition (by Joanna M. Bassert, Angela D. Beal, and Oreta M. Samples)

4. Veterinary Instruments and Equipment,
A Pocket Guide 3rd ed., Sonsthagen

5. Video Camera

Students must work in an OCCI-approved veterinary facility

9780323249713


9780323312271


9780323394611


9780323263139

Elsevier/Mosby


Elsevier/Mosby


Elsevier/Mosby


Elsevier/Mosby

VTHT 2439

All
sections

1. McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Ninth Edition (by Joanna M. Bassert, Angela D. Beal, and Oreta M. Samples)

2. Workbook for McCurnin’s Clinical Textbook for Veterinary Technicians, Ninth Edition (by Joanna M. Bassert, Oreta M. Samples, and Angela D. Beal)

3. Video camera

Students must work in an OCCI-approved veterinary facility

9780323394611


9780323442749

Elsevier/Mosby


Elsevier/Mosby

VTHT 2380

All sections

None: students must work in an OCCI-approved veterinary facility

N/A N/A
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OCCI and hands-on experience

You must be working with an off-campus clinical instruction (OCCI)-approved hospital to complete all hands-on tasks for the intermediate and advanced courses. Almost any hospital can be approved for use as an OCCI facility as long as they have the required equipment and credentialed staff to serve as your preceptor. 

OCCI and hands-on experience

In order to complete the hands-on or lab portion of many courses, students must work in an approved veterinary facility. In order for a clinic to be approved, students must submit documentation and a video for non-AAHA facilities, and the documents with proof of accreditation in lieu of a video for any facility that is AAHA accredited.

Interning or volunteering is not permitted in intermediate and advanced courses. Students are expected to maintain employment at a veterinary facility throughout their participation in all intermediate and advanced courses. Students may choose to volunteer/intern/work at a shelter or for the basic courses only.

Students must complete an OCCI packet at least six weeks before the start of the semester in which they plan on registering for upper-level courses. The approval process can take upwards of six to eight weeks (longer during peak times) once the packet has been submitted, so please start the process early. Once approved, the OCCI number will be posted in the OCCI blackboard site.

Students do not have the option of coming to the Cedar Valley College campus to complete any hands-on tasks for courses that require hands-on skills except for students enrolled in VTHT 2213 and 2325. Students without access to a laboratory or large animals have the option of attending fast-track labs, in which they complete all the laboratory and large-animal tasks in three days. Students are able to come to either lab or both, depending on their needs.

Students must have and maintain access to an approved OCCI hospital for the entire semester they are enrolled in courses that require an approved clinic. Students who change clinics during the semester must notify their instructor immediately in writing and verify the new hospital is approved, but it is up to the instructor as to whether or not to accept the change once classes have started.

No OCCI-approved clinic required
Approved clinic required before registration in these courses, no exceptions
VTHT 1217 VTHT 1341
VTHT 1301 VTHT 1345
VTHT 1349 VTHT 2213
VTHT 1413 VTHT 2223
VTHT 2201 VTHT 2325 (separate large animal documentation required for approval)
VTHT 2205 VTHT 2331
VTHT 2209 VTHT 2380
VTHT 2321 VTHT 2439
All five general education courses  


View the OCCI site access instructions

If you have any questions, please email [email protected].

Preceptors

Each hospital with a student performing AVMA-required hands-on tasks is required to provide a designated preceptor who acts as an in-house mentor to assist, tutor, and provide feedback to the student. Preceptors must be veterinarians, graduates of an AVMA-accredited program of veterinary technology, or credentialed technicians designated as RVT, LVT, or CVT. Preceptors spend one to two hours per week, per course, assisting DEVTP students with course work.

VTNE details and pass rates

Graduates of DEVTP receive an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree from an AVMA-CVTEA-accredited program of veterinary technology. By obtaining this degree, graduates qualify for any registration, licensing, or certification exams needed to become a credentialed veterinary technician—including the VTNE. Taking and passing the VTNE, administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB), is a final step in becoming a credentialed veterinary technician.

Why is this important?

To become a credentialed veterinary technician, DEVTP graduates must take and pass the VTNE, which is administered by the AAVSB. The exam is given in January and June of each year and is constantly updated, reviewed and re-evaluated.

DEVTP VTNE pass rates, July 1, 2015–June 30, 2018

Campus (onsite) program:
Number of eligible first-time candidates: 100
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 70
Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 70%

Distance learning (online) program:
Number of eligible first-time candidates: 119
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE: 45
Three-year VTNE pass percentage: 73%

DEVTP contact information

DEVTP toll-free number: 877-353-3482
DEVTP support email address: [email protected]
Business office: 972-860-2994
Brenda Chance, director of financial aid: [email protected]

eCampus: Your DEVTP connection

DEVTP students stay connected through the innovative eCampus system, which allows students to communicate with instructors through a user-friendly website. All students are given free access to eCampus, which features:

  • A private and secure webpage for each student
  • The ability to check grades online
  • Access to the student association

Student technical assistance

If you require technical assistance, you may access our customer service center via phone or web:
Web: Technical support
Phone: 1-866-374-7169
eCampus student tutorials

Financial aid assistance

Phone: 972-587-2599 
Email: [email protected] 
Fax: 214-378-1870

Additional information

Petition for Graduation and Filing of Degree Plan
Information on state and national testing: AAVSB
Graduation information
Cedar Valley College
Financial aid
Testing center
eCampus
eConnect
To view class schedules, order books, print transcripts, and more: eConnect
To access courses: eCampus

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How it works

Program duration

DEVTP requires a total of 60 credit hours. Program completion time will vary greatly, depending on the number of classes you take per term and the number of terms you enroll in per year. On average, full-time students graduate in five semesters, and part-time students graduate in three years. If you wish to take a semester off, you may do so and then re-enroll when you are ready.

Three terms are offered per year, beginning in January, May, and September. Each term is 12–14 weeks long, depending on the courses. All DEVTP courses are offered each term; each class is guaranteed to have room for all enrollees.

Program pace

Students are expected to complete work according to the course schedule. It is strongly recommended that students take only one or two courses in their first semester. Contact enrollment to determine the right pace for you. 

Course assignments

Assignments will take a variety of forms, such as:

  • Reading selected chapters in a text and taking a written test
  • Viewing a video and completing a video-based assignment
  • Practicing skills while being observed by a preceptor
  • Writing assignments
  • Online assignments
  • Making and submitting a video of yourself performing a skill or task
  • Submitting work products, such as radiographs, for evaluation

AVMA task list

AAHA and CVC are given a list of required and recommended tasks by the AVMA that students must complete in order for DEVTP to be an accredited program. The task list is non-negotiable and, in order to maintain accreditation, AAHA and CVC require that students complete the specified required tasks and didactic information. Therefore, there is no testing out of classes or granting credit for on-the-job experience. Even though some of the tasks and information in the lower-level courses may seem simplistic or repetitive, students with work experience often use the information and opportunity to brush up on their existing skills and come away with new ideas.

Preceptors

Each hospital with a student performing AVMA-required hands-on tasks is required to provide a designated preceptor who acts as an in-house mentor to assist, tutor, and provide feedback to the student. Preceptors must be veterinarians, graduates of an AVMA-accredited program of veterinary technology, or credentialed technicians designated as RVT, LVT, or CVT. Preceptors spend one to two hours per week, per course, assisting DEVTP students with coursework.

Degree and graduation requirements

In order to graduate, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete all 16 technician courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Complete all 5 general education courses with a grade of “C” or higher.
  • Meet the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Transfer students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

eCampus: Your DEVTP connection

DEVTP students stay connected through our innovative eCampus system, which allows students to communicate with instructors through a user-friendly website. All students are given free access to eCampus, which features:

  • A private and secure webpage for each student
  • The ability to check grades online
  • Access to the student association

Required materials

Students are required to maintain access to the following items throughout the entire semester:

  • Computer (Mac or PC only; Chromebooks, tablets, and cellphones are not sufficient to do coursework on)
  • Printer
  • Email
  • Scanner
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser
  • Webcam
  • Video-recording device
  • Video-editing software
  • Internet connection that will allow you to upload and stream videos
  • Video camera or cellphone that can record videos for course projects
  • Other materials may be required that are specific to each class
  • Intermediate and advanced courses require employment at an approved OCCI veterinary facility
  • All required textbooks


Access to specific animals and work requirements for the following courses:

  1. VTHT 1301: Dogs and cats (these can be your own pets)
  2. VTHT 2213: Mouse, rat, rabbit, and bird for tasks performed in the clinic
  3. VTHT 2325: Horses, cattle, and goats for tasks performed in the clinic
  4. All other intermediate and advanced courses require access to dogs and cats to complete tasks on in the approved OCCI clinic, and employment (no volunteering or interning) at that facility at least 20 hours per week throughout each semester 
  5. All basic courses require a student to volunteer, intern, or work in a shelter or veterinary facility at least 20 hours throughout each semester they are enrolled

First day of class and beyond

Where are classes located?

All veterinary technology courses can be accessed through the eCampus/Blackboard site. For easy access, please bookmark ecampus.dcccd.edu (not the login page). Then:

  1. Click "Access Courses"
  2. Login: Use your DCCCD Online Services account (for example, [email protected]) and password.
  3. You will likely see “Not Currently Enrolled in Any Courses” until the first day of class.
  4. Once your classes appear, you can access each course by clicking on the course title. Review the announcements, then follow the instructions provided.
  5. To verify that you are registered for a class, click on "My Schedule” in eConnect.
  6. Students are expected to access their courses on the first day of class and start working.

Missing a course or registered for the wrong course? Please contact DEVTP staff immediately for assistance: [email protected].

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Graduation

As a student begins their last semester of the veterinary technology program, they need to start thinking about graduation. The graduation ceremony is held once a year in May for all graduates and, as a veterinary technology student, you may also participate in the vet tech pinning ceremony that is conducted prior to graduation. Participation in both are completely optional, but should you decide to attend, the school and the program will need to be informed. The actual conferring of the degree may take four to six weeks after classes post grades for the degree to show on your transcript.

Prior to submitting the petition for graduation, you must go into econnect>Current Credit Student Menu>Click My Program of Study (in personal information and in financial aid); make sure it is set to the AAS in Veterinary Technology.

After this is completed, you must complete the degree plan for the college. Next, you need to make sure you have completed the requirements (with the exception of the courses you are taking in your last semester) by going to “My Academic Success Plan” and “My Advising Report.”

Petition for graduation and filing of degree plan

Graduation information 

More information

Licensing

Upon completion of the last of the AAS courses, students will need to find out their state requirements for sitting for the national test and any state test requirements by going to the AAVSB website.

Once final grades have posted in all your courses, you will need to request a transcript through eConnect

Request two copies (one sent to your home and the other to the state or AAVSB, depending on your state requirements, as this will let you know approximately when the other transcript arrived at the state/AAVSB). 

Make sure when you request the transcripts that you put “hold for degree,” otherwise it will be sent out as it is, and if you request it immediately after classes end, it will not have the degree listed on it and will be rejected by the state/AAVSB. 

Remember that it can take several weeks for the degree to be conferred and posted on your transcript.

Request a transcript

If you have an eConnect account, you may request your transcript online by doing the following:

  1. Go to eConnect.
  2. Select the “Current Credit Student Menu.”
  3. Log in to see all of your menu options. Note: You will need your seven-digit student ID number and password to log in.
  4. Select “My Personal Information.”
  5. Select “Request My Transcript.”
  6. Follow the prompts to complete your request.

Note: Since your transcript is a listing of all credit courses taken within the colleges of DCCCD, it is not necessary to submit a transcript request to each college that you attended.

Request a transcript

Tuition and fees

Payment for tuition is due upon registration or by the date on the fee receipt. Please check the date on the fee receipt for the due date and either pay the tuition, set up a payment plan (for fall and spring classes only), or contact the business office to protect your courses from being dropped for nonpayment.

Students who have applied for financial aid but have not yet been awarded will need to contact the business office to find out about protecting their classes.

Students dropped for nonpayment will not be able to be put back into their originally selected courses if they are full or waitlisted.

Payment plans are available through eConnect. If you set up a payment plan and change your schedule in any way, you must redo the payment plan. It will not automatically add in the new class; you must go in and add the course to the payment plan on your own or you will be dropped.

Onsite veterinary technology program

Visit Cedar Valley College’s website for FAQs pertaining to the onsite program.

On-site FAQs