Distance Education

Posted by on Sep 01 2014 |

This program is designed for those students who for personal or financial reasons cannot travel to Weyers Cave for the residential program. Classes start every three years and take place using a live, two-way television connection.

Applicants must:

  1. Have completed or are in the process of completing the general education courses required for the A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Technology. Preference is given to those who have completed them.
  2. Be employed at least 20 hours per week by a veterinarian willing to provide supervision and allow the student to practice the tasks taught in the various courses.
  3. Be committed to enrolling in all the courses for this program as they are offered.

The distance learning program has limited space and students will be selected on a competitive basis. An interview will be required.

Distance Sites

The program is currently transmitted to these colleges using compressed video technology:

  • Tidewater Community College – Virginia Beach campus
  • Virginia Western Community College in Roanoke
  • John Tyler Community College -Midlothian campus
  • Germanna Community College – Locust Grove campus


Courses will be offered in sequence to allow a student who takes every course to finish in 9 semesters. Students graduate after 3 years. Students will be required to travel to the Weyers Cave Campus three times during the semester for additional hands-on training and testing. Visit the Vet Tech Courses page for a list of courses.

Licensing Exam

Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Veterinary Technician Examination (NVTE).  BRCC distance education graduates have a 100% pass rate on the licensing exam.


BRCC’s Veterinary Technology Distance Education program is fully accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.


Contact Catherine Rosenberg for more information at rosenbergc@brcc.edu or download a Veterinary Technology application form – PDF (requires Acrobat Reader)

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