Apply to the Veterinary Technology Assistant Program

Application cycle for the Veterinary Technology Assistant program is open year-round!

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

* VET 1002 Veterinary Medical Terminology 1
VET 1003 Veterinary Assistant Restraint & Handling 2
VET1004 Assistant Large Animal  1
VET 1009 Applied Comprehension Animal Behavior 3
VET 1017 Veterinary Assistant Surgical Nursing & Care 2
VET 1014 Veterinary Assistant Laboratory & Clinical Procedures 3
* VET 1020 Office Procedures & Relations 2
* VET 1083 Internship: Private Practice 2

*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 3 of the steps to successful enrollment below.

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.

It is important you attend the Veterinary Technology Information Session to learn more about the program. 

Check out the events calendar for upcoming program advising and information sessions to learn more about CCD's Vet Tech and Vet Assistant program. Link

All students must determine course placement in English classes. CCD provides several options for you to identify what math 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.

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.