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2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog 
2023-2024 Chesapeake College Catalog

Pre-Veterinary Technology Certificate (225)

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Program Mission: The Pre-Veterinary Technology Certificate prepares field practitioners with a previously earned Associate’s degree for state testing eligibility. It provides foundational coursework for students seeking to continue their education in a Veterinary Technology or Animal Science program.  

Program Description: The Pre-Veterinary Technology Certificate is intended for students who are current practitioners in the field and who already have an Associate’s degree. This certificate provides a course of study designed to meet the COMAR required coursework in preparation for the MD Veterinary Technology Exam (Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners). Students should consult the state of MD website for the complete list of eligibility requirements. Students who plan to transfer to a college or a university that grants an Associate or Baccalaureate Degree in Veterinary Medicine Technology, Animal Science, or other majors should consult faculty/transfer advisors both at Chesapeake College and the receiving institution to determine the appropriate coursework.

Program Goals: The Pre-Veterinary Technology Certificate program will:

  • Prepare students to continue their education in a Veterinary Technology or Animal Science program. 
  • Provide a broad education in disciplines that form a strong foundation for the biological sciences and challenges students to acquire appropriate competencies in content knowledge and application skills.
  • Develop the skills necessary for students to transfer to an entry-level discipline degree program.


Student Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  • Describe and explain foundational concepts in biological science.
  • Perform basic laboratory skills necessary to collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data.
  • Communicate scientific concepts effectively in oral and written English


Contact Person:  Marci Leach


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