How difficult are the classes to becoming a Vet Tech?

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Icarus in Santa Clara, California

66 months ago

Now, it's not like I doubt myself in completing the classes, I just need to know how difficult it is, because the more difficult it is, the more time I need to study and work. I plan on cutting my full time job if need be. Here is the list from the Foothill website:

FIRST YEAR *
Fall Quarter (16.5 Units)
V T 50 Current Topics in Veterinary Technology (0.5 Unit)
V T 53A Medical Terminology (1 Unit)
V T 55 Animal Management & Clinical Skills I (4 Units)
V T 75A Animal Care Skills (1 Unit)
CHEM 30A Survey of Inorganic & Organic Chemistry (5 Units)
BIOL 40A Human Anatomy & Physiology (5 Units)

Winter Quarter (17.5 Units)
V T 50 Current Topics in Veterinary Technology (0.5 Unit)
V T 53B Medical Calculations (1 Unit)
V T 56 Animal Management & Clinical Skills II (4 Units)
V T 75B Animal Care Skills (1 Unit)
BIOL 40B Human Anatomy & Physiology (5 Units)
BIOL 41 Microbiology (6 Units)

Spring Quarter (16.5 Units)
V T 50 Current Topics in Veterinary Technology (0.5 Unit)
V T 53C Introduction to Large Animal Care (1 Unit)
V T 60 Veterinary Office Practice (2 Units)
V T 75C Animal Care Skills (1 Unit)
V T 86 Laboratory Animal Technology (4 Units)
V T 89 Clinical Internship (3 Units)
BIOL 40C Human Anatomy & Physiology (5 Units)

SECOND YEAR *
Fall Quarter (17.5 Units)
V T 50 Current Topics in Veterinary Technology (0.5 Unit)
V T 70 Fundamentals of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (4 Units)
V T 81 Clinical Pathology Methods (5 Units)
V T 83 Pharmacology for Technicians (4 Units)
V T 87A Advanced Animal Care Skills (1 Unit)
V T 91 Clinical Internship (3 Units)

Winter Quarter (14.5 Units)
V T 50 Current Topics in Veterinary Technology (0.5 Unit)
V T 61 Animal Diseases (5 Units)
V T 84 Anesthesiology for Technicians (4 Units)
V T 87B Advanced Animal Care Skills (1 Unit)
V T 92 Clinical Internship (3 Units)

Spring Quarter (14.5 Units)
V T 50 Current Topics in Veterinary Technology (0.5 Unit)
V T 72 Principles of Veterinary Dentistry

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Thisbelljar in kent, Ohio

62 months ago

Wow! That is a lot of classes! But i think as long as they don't go too fast with the teaching and hopefully have tutors i'm sure you'll do great!! I, myself would love to be a vet tech. But first i'd love to go to school to become a vet assistant. I am as well nervous bout how hard the classes will be. And I will have to quit my full-time job cause the classes are only scheduled during the day unfortunately. When i do start the courses I hope I do real good on them. I plan to study very hard and i think it'll be easy to do seeing as I won't have a job. So i can use all my energy to focus on my dream job. Best of luck with you!

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California

61 months ago

Hi, I am a vet tech student.I am doing a four year program at cal poly pomona university. These classes are no joke,they are not easy and require several hours a week for studying. I quit my job for my last 2 years ,so I could focus strictly on my courses. If you have a job it is going to be extremely harder. I take about 17 to 20 units a quarter so I really dont have time to work even if I wanted to. It may seem like a lot of courses which I have to admit it is but it is worth it and it goes by pretty fast.I graduate next year in the winter.Good luck you can do it and just stay focus!!

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Missionvet in Northridge, California

41 months ago

The classes can be difficult so just watch how many units you take, if you need help get in a study group or get a tutor. Simple as that.

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Katie in Hayward, California

26 months ago

I am currently applying to the Foothill College Veterinary Technology program. I just finished all the prerequisites. I was thinking of transferring to Cal Poly Pomona to get my BS in Veterinary Technology after I complete the program. Does anyone know how long that would take?

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