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Effective: Summer 2015
V T 95VETERINARY TECHNICIAN PROFICIENCY2 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: V T 84.
Grade Type: Letter Grade, the student may select Pass/No Pass
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours lecture. (24 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Prepare and produce accurate and comprehensive written topic review proposals to prepare for and pass the CA Registered Veterinary Technician Licensing Exam.
  • Study and answer practice sets of exam questions with 75% or greater accuracy to prepare for and pass the CA Registered Veterinary Technician Licensing Exam
Description -
Review of pertinent subject matter in preparation for the California State Veterinary Technician Examination and the Veterinary Technician National Examination. Guided review and discussion of exam application process. Intended for students in the veterinary technology program.

Course Objectives -
The student will:
  1. develop a study plan and organize their study materials.
  2. prepare to pass the California Veterinary Technician Licensing Examination and the Veterinary Technician national examination by way of guided written and oral reviews of VT coursework.and answering prepared practice exam questions.
  3. complete a mock state board exam with a passing grade.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
Classroom with multimedia projection and playback capabilities.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
The exact content and progression of the course is variable, and is determined by the perceived weaknesses, review needs and desires of the students enrolled. Pertinent topics are reviewed through lecture, group discussion, and self-study. As determined by the California Veterinary Technician Examination Committee, the scope of the course content may include but is not limited to any or all of the following subject areas:
  1. Animal Nursing
  2. Laboratory Procedures
  3. Anesthesia
  4. Emergency Procedures
  5. Diagnostic Imaging
  6. Surgical Assistance
  7. Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  8. Patient Examinations
  9. Dentistry
  10. Client Communications
  11. Nutrition
  12. Animal Behavior
Methods of Evaluation -
Participation in group discussions. Completion of two written review topic assignments. Final Mock Practical Examination.
Representative Text(s) -
Tighe, Monica M. and Marg Brown. Mosby's Comprehensive Review for Veterinary Technicians. 3rd ed., Mosby, 2007.
Colville, Thomas P. Review Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians. 4th ed., Mosby, 2009.
Bassert, Joanna M. and Dennis M. McCurnin. Clinical Textbook For Veterinary Technicians., 7th ed., W. B. Saunders Co., 2009.

Disciplines -
Veterinary Technology
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture, Discussion, Cooperative learning exercises.
 
Lab Content -
Unloaded Hours: Self-selected weekly exam review study groups. Students meet regularly to review prepared sets of licensing exam review questions on topics of their choice. Groups exchange answered question sets at the end of the quarter.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text, class handouts, and outside sources ranging from 50 to 150 pages per week.
Two written topic review summaries.