Blue Ridge Community College
Online Vet Tech Program: Blue Ridge Community College
The program at Blue Ridge Community College is fully-accredited, however, there are several restrictions you need to know about. First of all, this program basically intended for people who live in the Weyers Cave, VA area who cannot attend on-campus classes because they are busy with family or work obligations. Exams and laboratory credits are given on-campus three times per semester, so you’ll need to be able to travel to the campus at least a few times if you want to enroll in this program.
Students who enroll in this program must also already be working, or be able to find a job working, with a licensed veterinary doctor. The minimum hourly requirement is 20 hours per week. This is a convenient option for anyone who already has a good relationship with a vet, such as individuals who are working as veterinary assistants.
Graduates of this online vet tech program have a 100% pass rate on the National Veterinary Technician Exam.
This profile was last updated in February 2013.
|School||Blue Ridge Community College (Weyers Cave, VA)|
|Degree Type||Associate of Applied Science (AAS)|
|Program Length||3 years (9 semesters, 54 credits)|
|Tuition & Fees|
|Tuition||In-state: $5837 for tuition & fees for the full program. Out-of-state: $17182.|
|Fees & Other Expenses||Textbooks: Approximately $1000|
|Financial Aid||Available to those who qualify. Some scholarships available.|
|Other||Two-way-TV allows students and teachers to talk to each other.
Labs and exams are held three times per semester, on-campus.
|Students are required to work at least 20 hours per week under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The veterinarian must be appointed as an adjunct faculty member and must be willing to supervise you as you perform certain tasks, and sign your task book acknowledging you have completed your tasks successfully.|
|Volunteer/Work Experience||16 observed hours in a veterinary hospital|
|Degree/Diploma||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Required Classes||Completion of high school algebra and biology (w/ labs)|
|Geographic Restrictions||Restricted to students from Virginia who are unable to attend the on-campus program because of family or other obligations|
|Reference letters||1 – from vet or veterinary technician|