Academic Catalog

V T 51F: CAREER EXPLORATION FOR VETERINARY NURSES

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Student will explore and identify the career path the student would like to take after graduation
  • Student will communicate effectively in a group or team setting

Description

Provides enrichment of the core curriculum of the Veterinary Technology Program. Content consists of relevant topics related to concurrent coursework. Lectures, lecture-demonstrations, multimedia presentations, live demonstrations, or hands-on workshops presented on a weekly basis. Students will identify the path that their career will take them and will research what avenues they should take to get there. Students will also work in group settings to further strengthen their interpersonal communication skills. Intended for students in the Veterinary Technology Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Explore and identify the career path they would like to take after graduation
B. Communicate effectively in a group or team setting

Course Content

A. Explore and identify the career path the student would like to take after graduation.
1. Paths include but are not limited to: rehabilitation, emergency, zoo and wildlife medicine, general practice, shelter medicine, etc.
2. Monetary value of RVT to the practice, VT specialist opportunities.
B. Students will identify and work on areas of growth they made during their schooling and areas which still need improvement.
1. These areas include but are not limited to: giving and receiving feedback, professionalism, hands-on skills, teamwork and collaboration.
2. Participation in group demonstration and activities to reinforce skills obtained during the program.

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Classroom equipped with multimedia presentation and projection capabilities.
B. Computers with internet access.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Two-page paper on career path
B. Student presentations
C. Participation in planned activities

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Interactive lecture/presentations
B. Small group discussions and activities
C. Hands-on experiences as appropriate for individual topics
D. May involve computer demonstrations/simulations, written exercises, role-playing, small group work, hands-on practical experiences and skills training

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

No required textbook. Materials provided by the instructor and presenter(s); online resources.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Research on career fields

B. Interview with individuals within career fields

 

Discipline(s)

Registered Veterinary Technician