Studies in special selected topics, to be determined by the instructor and approved by the School Dean. Credits earned will be applicable as free electives in associate and certificate of applied science degree programs. Students can earn up to 12 total credit hours for courses with the 1199 Special Topics designation. Zero credit hour courses must be attached to a credit bearing course.
This course is concurrent and interrelated with VETT 2272. It is designed to correlate the academic and applied techniques learned by the technician. Variations in techniques will be compared; advanced techniques may be presented. Each student is required to prepare a resume to complete the course requirements as well as an in-depth written scientific report.
This course will provide an opportunity for students to further their study of principles and concepts in the field and to apply their knowledge in a variety of application both in the traditional classroom setting and in work/job related experiences. The class will be an individualized, arranged course, with learning outcomes determined by the instructor in consultation with the student and permission of the School Dean.
The student will spend 120 hours of specialized clinical experience in a variety of veterinary settings during the second 8 weeks of the final semester. The student is expected to be able to apply all techniques learned in the classroom and adapt to new techniques appropriate for the specialization and will work under direct supervision of a veterinarian.
The student spends 300 hours in the spring semester working with a veterinarian. The student is expected to function as a full member of a veterinary staff. The student is expected to be able to apply all techniques learned in the classroom and is expected to be able to learn and/or develop variations in techniques learned in the classroom.