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ERIC Number: ED531178
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 63
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
2006 Mississippi Curriculum Framework: Postsecondary Veterinary Technology. (Program CIP: 51.0808 - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant)
Glenn, Bobby
Research and Curriculum Unit
As the world economy continues to evolve, businesses and industries must adopt new practices and processes in order to survive. Quality and cost control, work teams and participatory management, and an infusion of technology are transforming the way people work and do business. Employees are now expected to read, write, and communicate effectively; think creatively, solve problems, and make decisions; and interact with each other and the technologies in the workplace. Vocational-technical programs must also adopt these practices in order to provide graduates who can enter and advance in the changing work world. The curriculum framework in this document reflects these changes in the workplace and a number of other factors that impact on local vocational-technical programs. The Veterinary Technology Program is a one-plus-one program offered by the Community/junior college and the College of Veterinary Medicine of Mississippi State University. The first year of the program is taught at the community/junior college, and the second year is taught at Mississippi State University's College of Veterinary Medicine. Students successfully completing the program are prepared to enter various animal technology careers such as Veterinary Technician (Animal Health) in small animal practice, small animal emergency practice, mixed animal practice, large animal practice, equine practice, and food animal practice. Veterinary Technology programs may be accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Graduates may become Registered Veterinary Technicians through the Mississippi Board of Veterinary Medicine. Graduates would also be prepared for: (1) Taking the Technology Laboratory Animal Technician certification examination to become an Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician; (2) Taking the Laboratory Animal Technician certification examination after attaining Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician certification; and (3) Taking the Laboratory Animal Technologist certification examination after attaining Laboratory Animal Technician certification and completing four years of work experience in a laboratory animal facility. After successfully completing the program, the student will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree from the community/junior college. Industry standards are based on the "American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities Skills List." Appended are: (1) American Veterinary Medical Association Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities Skills List; (2) Related Academic Standards; (3) Workplace Skills for the 21st Century; and (4) National Educational Technology Standards for Students. A list of suggested references is provided for each unit. (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi State University, Research and Curriculum Unit; Mississippi Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education and Workforce Development
Identifiers - Location: Mississippi