Veterinary Technology

Applications for the Veterinary Technology Program Are Now OPEN! Application cycle opens January 1, 2019 and will close July 1, 2019. Veterinary Technology Assistant application cycle is now closed. Questions? Please call 303.365.8300.

At CCD, we offer you two options to get started on this fast-growing field: the veterinary technician associate degree program and the veterinary technician assistant certificate program.

About the Program

Veterinary technicians play a major role in veterinary practices, including performing medical and surgical nursing procedures, laboratory testing, anesthesia induction, recovery maintenance, monitoring, and other clinical procedures.

As a program graduate, you will be able to perform tasks that include, but not limited to, assisting with client education and support, assisting veterinarians in an exam, surgery, and treatment, performing diagnostic laboratory procedures and preparing the exam and surgery rooms. Your education will lead to an Associate of Applied Science in veterinary technology and prepares you to take the veterinary technician national examination for certification. Veterinary technology classes are held on CCD's Lowry location in east Denver.

Cohorts must be taken in order and students cannot switch from two-year to three-year tracks (see more details below). Each track is limited to the first 24 applicants. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Clinical internship experiences are in veterinary clinics and shelters throughout metro-Denver.

Two-Year Track
The program begins in the fall semester and continues for five semesters (cohorts), including summer for 18 months of continual study. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above prior to graduation. The two-year track curriculum information will help you learn about the courses being offered. Learn more about the application process and apply today!
Three-Year Track
The program begins in the fall semester and continues for seven semesters (cohorts), including two summer semesters for 26 months of continual study. All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or above prior to graduation. Three-year track curriculum information will help you learn about the courses being offered. Learn more about the application process and apply today!