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 101 Career of Animals 3
* VET 1002 Veterinary Medical Terminology 1
VET 1003 Veterinary Assistant Restraint & Handling 2

VET 1004 Assistant Large Animal 

VET 1009 Applied Animal Behavior

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.

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

It is important you attend the Veterinary Technology Information Session to learn more about the program. Register for an information session.

Vet Tech Information Sessions 

Join us for an information session to learn more about CCD's Vet Tech and Vet Assistant program.

Call-In Information: 720.650.7664

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 4 - 5:00 p.m.  | Meeting ID: 2621 175 5047
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | 4 - 5:00 p.m. | Meeting ID: 2622 175 4554
  • Tuesday, August 9, 2022 | 4 - 5:00 p.m. | Meeting ID: 2622 175 4554
  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 4 - 5:00 p.m. | Meeting ID: 2622 175 4554

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 4 - 5:00 p.m. | Meeting ID: 2622 175 4554

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

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.