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Prerequisites to Limited Enrollment Courses

Semester 1 (Prerequisites)

Subject Code Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Non-Tech Tech
BIO 1111/1117 General Biology I 4 4 0
CHE 1111/1151 Intro. to Chemistry 4 4 0
HIM 1101 Medical Terminology 2 2 0
MAT 1130 Allied Health Math (OR MAT 1470) 3 3 0
ALH 1101 Intro. to Health Care Delivery 2 2 0
VET 1100 Intro. to Animal Sciences (or Equivalent) 1 1 1
    Totals 16 15 1

Semester 2 (Prerequisites)

Subject Code Course Number Course Title Credit Hours Non-Tech Tech
BIO 2205/2206 General Biology II 4 4 0
BIO 1211/1217 Microbiology 4 4 0
HUM 1135 Environmental Ethics 3 3 0
VET 1200 Introduction to Veterinary Technology 3 0 3
    Totals 14 11 3

Entry into Limited Enrollment VET Courses

Policies and Procedures
A.  Entry into the limited enrollment Veterinary Technology courses is a competitive process. It is based on multiple factors presented to the admissions committee in the form of a portfolio. Admission is based on a scored portfolio and should contain the following:
  1. GPA of 2.7 or higher in the semester prior to application
  2. Completion of all program pre-requisites (if transferred in, transcripts are required).
  3. Completion and overall score of 55% or better on the TEAS Exam.
  4. Resume.
  5. 3 letters of recommendation.
    1. Form for Referral PDF
  6. Student essay. Essay Rubric PDF
  7. Documented animal contact hours within a veterinary medical setting (preferably at least 20 hours total in at least 2 hospitals. Memorandum of Understanding for Job Shadow PDF
B.  ePortfolios are due to the department chair between April 1 and April 15 of the academic year leading into the program’s official start Summer Semester. Cohorts only begin each Summer Semester. Please feel free to stop by our office in 9217 or email carolyn.reno@sinclair.edu to have your name added to the Vet Tech eLearn Community so that you can see an example of the ePortfolio.
C.  Proof of current tetanus immunization is due in to the Veterinary Technology office during the application process or prior to the end of the first semester in the program. Rabies immunizations will be recommended.
D. Background Checks are not required prior to entry into the program; HOWEVER, there are certain crimes that will preclude you from becoming licensed as a technician, and you will be required to have a background check prior to registering to take the national exam after the conclusion of the program. It is recommended that you contact the Ohio Veterinary Medical Licensing Board directly to discuss whether something on your background check may keep you from being licensed in the state of Ohio. Please call 614-644-5281 to discuss your case with that office, PRIOR to enrolling in this program.
E. Good luck and we look forward to having you in our program!

Immunization and Vaccination Requirements

A current Tetanus immunization is required for entry into limited enrollment courses.

Mental and Physical Qualifications

1. Have manual dexterity/motor coordination, hand-eye coordination, physical communication, visual acuity, and effective verbal communication.
2. Be able to lift 50 pounds.