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The Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Program has been fully reaccredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association.
The AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities granted continued full accreditation after reviewing the evaluation report in connection with a site visit to Jefferson College last November. It will remain in effect until the next site visit in 2022.
According to the CVTEA, Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Program strengths include committed and effective leadership by the Program director; long-tenured faculty who are collaborative, approachable, and committed to student success; well-established reputation and support in the veterinary community and from the general public; supportive administration; engaged and supportive advisory committee; exceptional library services; affordability; exceptional faculty to student ratios; and enthusiastic and engaged students.
Additionally, the Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Program continues to make improvements based on recommendations put forth by the CVTEA, including the purchase of a digital dental radiography unit so students can appropriately complete the essential skill of dental radiography in small animals.
Jefferson College’s Veterinary Technology Program began in the fall of 1976 and has been accredited since 1978. Because accreditation is a voluntary process, the College’s decision to achieve this goal demonstrates its commitment to providing quality education and training for veterinary technicians.
Programs due for reaccreditation are notified of a required site visit approximately one year in advance and a self-study report is due six weeks prior to the site visit. The report is a detailed summary of the program and is based on 11 standards of accreditation established by the CVTEA: institutional accreditation, finances, organization and communications, physical facilities and equipment, resources for clinical instruction, library and informational resources, admissions, students, faculty and staff, curriculum, and outcomes assessment.
The Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Program is a selective admission, two-year program that leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree in Veterinary Technology. The program combines the study of general education courses and extensive coursework in science and animal health theory and practice designed to prepare graduates for careers as registered veterinary technicians. Acceptance into the program is competitive.
The Program accepts 36 students each fall and will begin accepting applications for 2018 after July 1. The application deadline for fall 2018 is February 28, 2018. For additional information about applying to the Jefferson College Veterinary Technology Program, visit www.jeffco.edu/vet-tech.