Veterinary Assistant Program

Hybrid Veterinary Assistant Program w/ a Clinical Externship

  1. The online portion of these hybrid courses are self-paced and a course instructor and a course mentor are available to assist them in their self study as needed.
  2. To complete the course on time, students must spend a minimum of seven hours per week to be successful. Upon successful completion of the course, students may elect to request an externship placement from their course instructor or mentor. The externship is 40 hours and is optional. Externships provide students with practical experience.
  3. Although not required, students may elect to take the national exam upon completion of the online component of the course. Check with your course instructor for details. Passing the national exam enhances your resume and makes you a stronger candidate when applying for jobs.
  4. The online portion of these hybrid courses are self-paced. A course instructor and mentor are available to assist as needed.

National Certification: NWCA National Certification:  This program meets the necessary requirements to take the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Veterinary Technician (VET) Exam.

Clinical Externship: As part of this Veterinary Assistant program, you will be eligible to participate in a 40-hour clinical externship.

Description: This 100-hour Veterinary Assistant program introduces students to the exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations.

Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.  

This course is asynchronous, self-paced. Although you will learn on your own through online learning and an e-book, you will have access to a course instructor and mentor to assist you in any course related questions should you need it.  You should plan to spend seven hours a week studying to ensure you will complete the online portion of the course in four months.  Anything less than seven hours per week will only lengthen the time to course completion.

For more information, please view the Veterinary Assistant Program 2021 description and details (PDF)

HYBRID Veterinary Assistant Program w/a Clinical ExternshipNON-901E

This 100-hour Veterinary Assistant program introduces students to the exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine. Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease. This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations.  Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.  

This course is online and self-paced. An e-book is included. You will have access to a course instructor and mentor to assist you as needed.  

SectionDatesDays and TimesInstructorFeeRegister
NON-901E-SU01Jun 7 - Sep 13
This course is Asynchronous
TBA$2,099
NON-901E-FN01Sep 20 - Jan 17
This course is Asynchronous
TBA$2,099