Twin Cities Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Veterinary Technology
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.
The program includes 60 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.
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.
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. For further information, refer to the AAVSB Web site.
ARGOSY UNIVERSITY VTNE PASS RATE (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2016)
* Number of Argosy University graduates that were eligible first-time candidates: 128
Number of first-time candidates that have taken the VTNE for the corresponding time frame: 173
Average VTNE pass rate for Argosy University first-time candidates for the corresponding time frame: 73.99%
* 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. Certification of Veterinary Technicians in the State of Minnesota is not required; therefore, not all graduates of the Argosy University Veterinary Technology program will decide to take the VTNE.
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.