Academic Catalog

V T 95: VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROFICIENCY

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 2 lecture per week (24 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

  • Prepare and produce accurate and comprehensive written topic review proposals to prepare for and pass the CA Registered Veterinary Technician Licensing Exam.
  • Study and answer practice sets of exam questions with 75% or greater accuracy to prepare for and pass the CA Registered Veterinary Technician Licensing Exam

Description

Review of AVMA domains in preparation for the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Guided review and discussion of exam application process. 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. Describe in detail the steps required to apply for the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE).
B. Review and answer questions on the nine domains included in the VTNE: pharmacy and pharmacology, surgical nursing, dentistry, laboratory procedures, animal care and nursing, diagnostic imaging, anesthesia, surgical nursing of veterinary patients, emergency medicine/critical care, pain management and analgesia.
C. Develop a study plan and organize study materials.
D. Complete a mock state board exam with a passing grade.

Course Content

A. Exam Application Process
1. AAVSB website
2. Graduation process
3. Sending transcripts
B. Office and Hospital Procedures, Client Relations and Communication
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
C. Pharmacy and Pharmacology
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
D. Animal Nursing
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
E. Veterinary Anesthesia
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
F. Surgical Nursing of Veterinary Patients
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
G. Laboratory Procedures
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
H. Imaging
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
I. Laboratory Animal Procedures
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
J. Avian, Exotic and Small Mammal Topics and Procedures
1. Review pertinent information
2. Discuss questions on topic
3. Take self study examination and evaluate strengths and weaknesses
K. Develop a Study Plan and Organize Study Materials
1. Self evaluation of study skills
2. Study techniques
L. Complete a Mock State Board Exam with a Passing Grade

Lab Content

Not applicable.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. Classroom with multimedia projection and playback capabilities.
B. Membership in online text review tool, for example: Vet Tech Prep.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Weekly questions to be completed online
B. Completion of up to two written review topic assignments
C. Final mock board examination
D. Initial assessment exam online

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture
B. Discussion
C. Cooperative learning exercises
D. Online test preparation tool

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Tighe, Monica M., and Marg Brown. Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians. 4th ed. Mosby, 2015.

 

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

A. Weekly reading assignments from text, class handouts, and outside sources.

B. Self study assignments: answer practice questions on a weekly basis, ranging from 100-200 questions per week.

C. Written topic review summary or summaries.

 

Discipline(s)

Registered Veterinary Technician