Who is eligible for admission to the program?
High school graduates who have completed high school algebra and biology with a lab.
Must I complete all of the general education courses before I apply to the program?
No, however, students are strongly encouraged to complete as many general education courses as possible before entering the veterinary technology program. Preference will be given to students who have completed these courses.
How do I apply?
Submit the required items to the BRCC Admissions & Records Office. See Admission Requirements.
What happens after I apply?
You will receive a letter of admission to BRCC as a non-curricular student. Qualified applicants will be invited to BRCC for an interview with a veterinary technology faculty member.
How competitive is the program?
More students apply to the program than seats are available in our classrooms. 40-42 students are accepted into the program each year.
What factors are considered in the admissions process?
Students are evaluated on their previous academic performance, veterinary experience and aptitude for the profession.
Must I be employed by a veterinarian while a student in the program?
No. This is only a requirement for students in the distance education program.
How long does the program take to complete?
21 months. This is comprised of 5 semesters, including summer.
What does the program cost?
Students are required to take 57 credits from BRCC. In-state tuition & fees are $146.80 per credit hour, $8,367.60 for in-state tuition and fees for the entire program not including general education courses. Out-of-state tuition and fees are $338.90 per credit hour. The current rate for tuition and fees can be accessed at the BRCC website at www.brcc.edu > click future students (on right) >click costs (on left) for rates. Scholarship information is available at www.brcc.edu/financial_aid/scholarships/ Textbooks are available at the bookstore and total approximately $1,500 for the entire program.
How do I become a licensed veterinary technician?
Upon successful completion of the program you will be eligible to take the National Veterinary Technician Examination.