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Veterinary Technician graduates may begin their careers in veterinary offices, clinics, hospitals, or in private or government sponsored research facilities. Students in this program are taught the skills and procedures to effectively contribute to the health and well being of veterinary patients.
Veterinary Technicians, while working under the supervision of a veterinarian, provide many services. Routine duties include restraint of animals, sample collection, nursing care, feeding of animals, record keeping, office procedures, and client education and communication.
Other skills include
- administration of anesthesia
- surgical assisting and prepping
- radiographic procedures
- dental prophylaxis
- clinical pathology procedures
- medication preparation
Gainful Employment Statements
The Veterinary Technician Associate Degree program is offered as a program leading to Gainful Employment. As such we want all potential students to be able to make a reasoned decision on enrolling in this program at Rockford Career College. To that extent we offer the following information:
Potential Job Positions:
Entry Level position as a Veterinary Technician
U.S. Department of Labor’s Standard Occupational code: 29-2056.00 - Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
You may view the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Information for this at: www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-2056.00
This program requires 111 quarter credits. A full-time student can complete the program in 9 quarters (27 months) if they maintain full-time status, do not take any quarters off, successfully pass each course the first time, and do not need any pre- curriculum classes.
On Time Graduation Rate:
For the 2011-12 Award Year (July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012) 32 students graduated from the program. Of those 12 students completed the program on time. Thus the On- time completion rate is 37.5%.
Tuition, Books and Fees:
Total tuition and fees for the program is $32,877
Estimated Books and Supplies for the program is $2,965.
Students who need pre-curriculum courses or have to repeat courses will incur additional tuition. Students who transfer in credits from other colleges will have a reduced tuition total. The college reserves the right to increase tuition in the future. All tuition increases will be announced at least 30 days before implementation.
Our placement rate for this program as reported to our Accrediting body for the most recent year (2011-12) is 93.5%.
Median Loan Debt of graduates:
Upon completion of the program students may have loan debts from several sources. These include Federal Student Loans, Private Education Loans and Institutional Loans. For the most recent graduation year (2011-12) the Median Loan Debt is:
Federal Student Loans $29,500
Private Education Loans $0
Institutional Loans $0
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