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Front Range Community College Catalog 2014-2015

Welcome to Front Range Community College

About FRCC

Becoming a Student

Admission

Registration

Financial Matters

Learning Options

Support Services for Students

Academic Matters

Student Responsibilities & Code of Conduct

Associate Degrees

Instructional Programs

Degrees and Certificates

Accounting - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Accounting - Certificate

Accounting - Enrolled Agent Certificate

Accounting - Intermediate Accounting Certificate

Accounting Transfer

Animal Laboratory Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Basic Laboratory Animal Care - Certificate

Laboratory Animal Care and Management - Certificate

Applied Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology - Certificates

Architectural Drafting Certificate

Automotive Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Automotive Technology - Certificates

Business - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Associate of Arts Degree with Business Designation

Business - Certificates

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Certificates

Computer Information Systems - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Computer Information Systems - Certificates

Dental Assisting - Certificate

Early Childhood Education - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Early Childhood Education - Certificates

Early Childhood Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Electro-Mechanical and Energy Technology - Certificate

Elementary Education for Transfer - Associate of Arts Degree

Emergency Medical Services - Certificates

Engineering for Transfer - Associate of Science Degree

Associate of Science for Transfer in Engineering

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Natural Resources For Transfer

Forestry, Wildlife and Natural Resources - Certificates

Geographic Information Systems - Certificates

Health Information Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning - Certificates

Holistic Health - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Holistic Health - Certificates

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Horticulture and Landscape Technologies - Certificates

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Hospitality and Culinary Arts Management - Certificates

Interior Design - Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design

Interior Design - Certificates

Interpreter Preparation - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Management

Marketing

Medical Office Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Medical Office Technology - Certificates

Multimedia Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Multimedia Technology - Certificates

Nursing

Nursing Advanced Placement-Bridge Program (LPN to ADN)

Nursing - Certificate

Paralegal Studies - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Paralegal Studies - Certificate

Pharmacy Technician - Certificate

Phlebotomy - Certificate

Precision Machining Technology - Certificates

Teacher Education

Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) - Certificates

Veterinary Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Veterinary Technology - Veterinary Technician Assistant Certificate

Welding Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Welding Technology - Certificates

Course Descriptions

State Guaranteed General Education Transfer Courses

Additional Specialized Courses

AAA - Advancement of Academic Achievement

ACC - Accounting

AEC - Architectural Engineering and Construction Technology

AIR - Air Force ROTC

ALT - Animal Lab Technology

ANT - Anthropology

AQT - Aquaculture

ARA - Arabic

ARM - Army ROTC

ART - Art

ASC - Animal Sciences

ASE - Auto Service Technology

ASL - American Sign Language

AST - Astronomy

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology

BIO - Biology

BUS - Business

CAD - Computer-Aided Drafting

CCR - College Composition and Reading

CHE - Chemistry

CHI - Chinese

CIS - Computer Information Systems

CNG - Computer Networking

COM - Communication

CON - Construction Technology

CRJ - Criminal Justice

CSC - Computer Science

CUA - Culinary Arts

CWB - Computer Web-Based

DAN - Dance

DEA - Dental Assisting

DPM - Diesel Power Mechanics

ECE - Early Childhood Education

ECO - Economics

EDU - Education

EGG - Engineering

EGT - Engineering Graphics Technology

ELT - Electronics

EMS - Emergency Medical Services

ENG - English

ENP - Entrepreneurship

ENV - Environmental Sciences

ENY - Energy

ESL - English as a Second Language

ETH - Ethnic Studies

FIN - Finance

FLD - Floral Design

FRE - French

FSW - Fire Science Wildland

GEO - Geography

GER - German

GEY - Geology

GIS - Geographic Information Systems

HHP - Holistic Health Professional

HIS - History

HIT - Health Information Technology

HLT - Horticulture and Landscape Technologies

HOS - Hospitality/Culinary Arts Management

HPE - Human Performance & Exercise

HPR - Health Professional

HUM - Humanities

HVA - Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

HWE - Health Wellness Education

IND - Interior Design

IPP - Interpreter Preparation

ITA - Italian

JOU - Journalism

JPN - Japanese

Legal Assistant

LIT - Literature

MAC - Machining Technology

MAN - Management

MAR - Marketing

MAT - Mathematics

MET - Meteorology

MGD - Multimedia Graphic Design

MOT - Medical Office Technology

MST - Massage Therapy

MTE - Manufacturing Technology

MUS - Music

NRE - Natural Resources

NUA - Nurse Aide

NUR - Nursing

OSH - Occupational Safety Technician

OUT - Outdoor Studies

PAR - Paralegal

PED - Physical Education

PHI - Philosophy

PHO - Photography

PHT - Pharmacy Technician

PHY - Physics

POS - Political Science

PPT - Powerplant Technology

PSY - Psychology

REA - Reading

REC - Recreation

RUS - Russian

SCI - Science

SOC - Sociology

SPA - Spanish

SPE - Speech

SVT - Sport Vehicle Technology

TEL - Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

THE - Theatre Arts

VET - Veterinary Technology

WEL - Welding Technology

WST - Women's Studies

Course Changes

Faculty and Staff

Legal Notices

Index

Academic Catalog

Veterinary Technology - Associate of Applied Science Degree

Code: F_AAS_VET2 Campus: Larimer

This program offers two educational options: a two-semester Veterinary Technician Assistant certificate (a separate listing follows) and a two-year Veterinary Technician Associate of Applied Science Degree. A related program is the Animal Laboratory Technician program (see separate entry under that program title).

The Veterinary Technician AAS degree program provides training in veterinary health and the handling of a variety of domestic and exotic animals, as well as laboratory animals encountered in a veterinary practice or biomedical research setting. While veterinary technicians serve as paraprofessional members of the veterinary medical team, veterinary technicians do not diagnose animal illnesses, prescribe treatment, or perform surgery.

Assessment testing is required for all students. Students who are reading at college-level and place into CCR 093 or above and MAT 050 or above may begin these program options. Students scoring below this level should consult with a faculty member before registering for courses in this program of study.

The program's curriculum includes such topics as anatomy and physiology, radiology, parasitology, medical and surgical nursing, anesthesia, pharmacology, and other related scientific areas of veterinary health or related skills areas. This curriculum is not intended to provide admission to a college of veterinary medicine.

A critical component of the program is student participation in clinical internships. Between the second and third semesters, a 135-hour private practice internship is required. In the final semester, students participate in clinical rotations at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This training includes such areas as critical care, large animal medicine and surgery, small animal care, and other related areas.

Admission Requirements:

To enter the program, students must meet the following admission requirements:

1. Completion of a high school diploma or GED.

2. Achievement of indicated assessment scores and completion of preparatory coursework.

3. Completion of ENG 131 Technical Writing I or ENG 121 English Composition I with a grade of "C" or above.

4. Completion of BIO 111 General College Biology I with a grade of "C" or above (no more than seven years old).

5. Completion of a Veterinary Technology Intent to Enroll application form available at the Larimer Campus or online at www.frontrange.edu.

6. Completion of HPR 178 Medical Terminology, with a grade of "C" or above.

7. Completion of MAT 107 Career Math or MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculations or MAT 121 College Algebra, with a grade of "C" or above.

Admission to the program is limited to the first 24 students who have submitted the appropriate admission materials. It is strongly recommended that students complete the required general education courses prior to beginning the program. Students must be admitted to the VET program to enroll in any VET prefix courses. Students admitted to the Laboratory Animal Technology (ALT) program may enroll in VET 116 and 205. Certified Veterinary Technicians may enroll in VET 242.

All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or above prior to graduation.

Required Courses

Credits

VET 106 Exotic Animal Handling

2

VET 108 Introduction to Laboratory Procedures

3

VET 115 Surgical Nursing

2

VET 116 Humane Treatment and Handling of Animals

3

VET 120 Office Procedures and Relations

2

VET 134 Diagnostic Imaging

2

VET 180 Internship: Private Practice

3

VET 205 Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology I

4

VET 206 Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology II

4

VET 224 Pharmacology for Veterinary Technicians

3

VET 225 Anesthesiology

3

VET 227 Animal Nutrition

2

VET 240 Veterinary Medicine & Surgery

4

VET 241 Clinical Laboratory Procedures

4

VET 243 Veterinary Diagnostic Microbiology

3

VET 250 Clinical Competency Evaluation

1

VET 280 Internship

11

Total Required Credits

56

Required General Education Courses

Credits

BIO 111 General College Biology I w/Lab

5

COM 125 Interpersonal Communication Or COM 115 Public Speaking

3

*ENG 131 Technical Writing I Or ENG 121 English Composition I

3

HPR 178 Medical Terminology

1

*MAT 107 Career Mathematics or MAT 103 Math for Clinical Calculation or MAT 121 College Algebra

3

Arts & Humanities or Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective **

3

Total Required General Education Credits

18

Total Required Credits for AAS Degree

74

Elective Courses (Optional)

Credits

VET 109 Applied Comp Animal Behavior

3

VET 181 Internship: Laboratory Animal Technology

2

VET 242 Veterinary Critical Care

2

Note: * For students who are planning to continue in a four-year, science-based program, these courses do not fulfill degree requirements. The following courses are required: ENG 121 and MAT 121.

** Electives must be selected from the Approved General Education Electives List for the AAS degree.

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION
The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial-aid-eligible program that "prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation." The information provided here is the best available to us but represents one year's data only. We hope that this information is helpful to our current students and to prospective students as they make their career and educational choices. For more Gainful Employment information, please go to the FRCC website: www.frontrange.edu/GainfulEmployment.

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