Qualified vet-techs are in constant demand, as veterinary practices rely heavily upon competent staff for day to day support in treating and handling pet owners’ precious pups, palominos, parakeets and pigs. Penn Foster College offers a 100% online Bachelor of Applied Science completion degree in Veterinary Technology where you can join this flourishing industry and make a difference to people and their animal companions. As an AVMA-CVTEA accredited program, Penn Foster’s curriculum can be completed in around two years, if you have an approved associate’s degree or other relative college undergraduate work. Subjects may include:
- Understanding the Human-Animal Bond
- Veterinary Pharmacology
- Safety and Regulatory Compliance in Veterinary Medicine
With Penn Foster’s unique online delivery system, PFx, you not only have access to your classes, but also have an e-reader and built-in progress tracking to help you meet your class deadlines and academic goals. This on-the-go technology gives you the means to study on your own schedule from a laptop, tablet, or even your phone. What’s more, Penn Foster College includes textbooks in their tuition rates.
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Program Accreditation & Licensing
American Veterinary Medical Association Council on Education (AVMA-COE)
School Accreditation & Licensing
Penn Foster College is accredited by:
Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC)
The DEAC is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Penn Foster College is licensed by the Arizona State Board of Private Postsecondary Education.
Penn Foster College’s Veterinary Technician Associate Degree has full accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) through their Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA).
The Penn Foster College Medical Assistant Associate Degree Program is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit for many Penn Foster College courses. Credits earned in Penn Foster College programs may transfer to some, but not all, learning institutions. Students who plan to continue their education with another school after earning a degree from Penn Foster College should check with that school regarding credit transfer policies.
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationSome College
Official College Transcript(s), Official High School Transcript/GED Score
- Applicants must have a minimum of 15 semester hours of transferable general education coursework.