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New Associate Degree Program in Veterinary Technology

The new Associate Degree program in Veterinary Technology will prepare you for immediate employment in veterinary offices, biological research facilities, stables, dairies, drug and feed manufacturing companies, and in the animal production industry.

Veterinary Technicians work under the supervision of a veterinarian.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technology National Exam and if you choose, for continuing your studies in Veterinary Science.

NCC is now accepting students for enrollment in the Veterinary Technician program’s prerequisite courses.

Veterinary Technology is a selective admissions program. Enrollment is restricted due to a limited number of laboratory seats, clinical facilities, and externship locations.

For more information and to register for this program, contact Erik Rambusch, NCC’s Coordinator of Recruitment and Placement for the Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative, at (203)857-7733 to schedule an appointment.


Quick Facts: Veterinary Technicians

2010 Median Pay: $33,000

Entry-Level Education: Associate degree

Work Experience in Related Occupation: None required

On the job experience: None required


Veterinary Technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to treat or to help veterinarians diagnose the illnesses and injuries.

They work in private clinics, laboratories and animal hospitals. Their jobs may be physically or emotionally demanding. Many technicians may have to work evenings, weekends or holidays.

The Associate Degree program in Veterinary Technology prepares students for immediate employment in veterinary offices, biological research facilities, stables, dairies, drug and feed manufacturing companies, and in the animal production industry. The objective of the program is to provide the classroom, laboratory, and field experience that will prepare students to be competent for entry-level job opportunities, or career advancement at their current employers. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technology National Exam once this program becomes certified by the AVMA.

Veterinary Technology is a selective admissions program. Enrollment is restricted due to a limited number of laboratory seats, clinical facilities, and externship locations.

Certification of Veterinary Technicians in the State of Connecticut is voluntary. Individuals wishing to become certified must be graduates of an accredited Veterinary Technology Program and pass the Veterinary Technician National Examination.


Program Admission Requirements (11 credits)
Applicants must be in overall good health, and be capable of lifting a minimum of 55lb. (25kg). Accepted students will be required to submit records of a recent physical examination, and a rabies vaccination certificate.

• Competency in College Algebra: MAT 172 or equivalent or higher with a C or better, OR placement test/SAT/ACT
• Competency in Basic Computing Skills: CSA 105 or equivalent or “pass” on computer proficiency exam
• BIO 121* General Biology (4 credits) with a C or better, taken within 5 years prior to program admission
• CHE 111* Concepts of Chemistry (4 credits) with a C or better, taken within 5 years prior to program admission
*there may be a pre-requisite that must be completed prior to taking these courses
•ENG 101 Composition (3 credits) with a C or better


For more information:

Visit the Norwalk Community College Health and Life Sciences Career Initiative website

Visit the CT Health and Life Science Career Initiative website