Veterinary Technology - Program Outcomes

Associate in Veterinary Technology

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates must be critical thinkers who are able to function within the scope of practice of a Licensed Veterinary Technician.
  2. Graduates must understand their responsibility in maintaining a safe work environment.
  3. Graduates must be able to function as an integral member of an effective veterinary health care team while adhering to professional and ethical standards.
  4. Graduates must be proficient in the Essential Skills dictated by the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities.
  5. Graduates must be able to effectively communicate with veterinary health care team members and clients.

 

Core Abilites Outcomes

  • Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking:
    Graduates will be able to question, search for answers and meaning, and develop ideas that lead to action.
  • Responsibility:
    Graduates will be able to respond by examining the relationship between self, community, and environments, evaluating potential impacts and consequences of actions, and making choices and contributions based on that examination and evaluation.
  • Information Competency:
    Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.
  • Effective Communication:
    Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods and tools.
  • Multiculturalism:
    Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences and the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to engage others with civility and empathy.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes

  • Communication:
    Graduates identify, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.
  • Humanities:
    Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.
  • Social Sciences:
    Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.
  • Natural Sciences:
    Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.
  • Quantitative & Symbolic Reasoning:
    Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric, or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.

Veterinary Technology

vet-tech@pierce.ctc.edu
Office: 253-964-6708

Salvador Hurtado
Veterinary Technology Program Director
253-964-6665
DVM

Markiva Contris
Professor, LVT, CCRP - Veterinary Technology
253-964-6721
LVT, CCRP