Argosy University Programs

Veterinary Technology AAS Degree Program

AAS, Veterinary Technology

Program Information

Argosy University, Twin Cities in Eagan, Minnesota, offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology program. This veterinary technician program is dedicated to producing high-quality, entry-level veterinary technicians instilled with the nursing, technical, critical thinking, and communication skills necessary to perform effectively in the veterinary community.

Course Format
The program includes 69 credit hours of study. In addition to the program-specific courses, students are required to complete 21 credit hours in General Education to fulfill the requirements of an AAS degree. Full-time students following the recommended curriculum outline can complete the program in 21 months. The maximum allowable timeframe to complete this program based upon full-time status is 30 months.

Career Outcome
Veterinary technicians provide critical and ongoing care to all types of animals, from companion animals such as dogs, cats, and horses to farm animals and exotic animals. Veterinary technicians may choose to specialize or participate in a general practice, serving the healthcare needs of all types of animals.

VTNE OUTCOMES
The Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) is owned and administered by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB). The VTNE is used to evaluate entry-level veterinary technicians’ competency to practice and to be credentialed.

The number of eligible first-time candidates for the VTNE at this location
Between July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013 Was 49
Between July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012 was 70
Between July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 was 67
Between July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010 was 97

Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE at this location
Between July 1, 2012-June 30, 2013 Was 39
Between July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012 was 53
Between July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011 was 53
Between July 1, 2009-June 30, 2010 was 73

The three-year pass rate for first-time test takers of the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2009-2010) was 75%

The three-year pass rate for first-time test takers of the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2010-2011) was 79%

The three-year pass rate for first-time test takers of the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2011-2012) was 76%

The three-year pass rate for first-time test takers of the VTNE based on a July 1 to June 30 reporting year (2012-2013) was 80%

* The number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE may exceed the number of eligible first-time candidates if a graduate(s) who was initially eligible to take the test for the first time in an earlier period elected to take the test for the first time in a later period.

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Launch your career potential by enrolling in the AAS in Veterinary Technology degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.

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