Apply to the Veterinary Technology Assistant Program

Fall application cycle for the Veterinary Technology Assistant program is open October 1st - December 31, 2021!

Questions please call 303.365.8300.

The veterinary technology assistant program consists of 16 credit hours. You will complete the courses listed here during your studies.

VET 101 Career of Animals 2
* VET 102 Veterinary Medical Terminology 1
VET 103 Veterinary Assistant Restraint & Handling 2
VET 104 Assistant Large Animal  1
VET 117 Veterinary Assistant Surgical Nursing & Care 2
VET 114 Veterinary Assistant Laboratory & Clinical Procedures 3
* VET 120 Office Procedures & Relations 2
* VET 183 Internship: Private Practice 3

*Transfers to veterinary technology program with completed veterinary technology assistant certificate.


  • Completion of a high school diploma or GED achievement of indicated assessment scores. See Step 5 of the steps to successful enrollment below.

Step 1. Enroll in CCD

If you haven’t done so yet, you must be a current CCD student to enroll in the veterinary technology assistant program. The CCD application is free.

Step 2. Attend an Information Session

You are invited to attend an online vet tech information and advising session, on Monday, October 11, 2021, 4 - 5:00 p.m., which will cover information for both the associate and certificate programs. Click on link below.

Next Information Session: Monday, October 11, 2021 | 4 - 5 p.m.

Call-in number: 720.650.7664

Access Code: 2620 867 0506

Meeting password: XGpnYipS457

You will learn more about the programs and application process, the profession of veterinary technology, and examinations necessary for certification.

  • Individual counseling sessions to address specific needs can be scheduled at your request by calling 303.365.8374.
  • Reservations are not required.
  • The advising sessions will be held at:
    Center for Health Sciences at Lowry
    1070 Alton Way
    Denver, CO 80230

Step 3. Determine Course Placement

All students must determine course placement in Math and English classes. CCD provides several options for you to identify what math and/or English courses would be right for you, detailed at You will also be able to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript into the application if you have previously taken college-level classes.

Step 4. Sign Letter of Intent

Upon acceptance into the program, you must sign a letter of intent. This letter will be sent to you via your CCD student email from You are not considered a part of this program until we have received a completed letter of intent.

Acceptance into the program is on a first-come, first-served basis and is based on the date the letter of intent is received.