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VST101 / VS12

 

 

Introduction To Animal Technology

 
 

Survey course introducing terminology and specializations of animal technology field. Lectures and demonstrations include role of veterinary technician; career opportunities; safety, ethics and humane treatment of animals; information related to different classifications and breeds of animals; principles and practices of animal care in clinics, hospitals and research laboratories; handling and restraint of large, small and research animals; legal regulations, state and federal laws. Requires two field visits to observe professions in animal health field. Students must demonstrate proof of current tetanus inoculation and provide own transportation to off-campus field experiences. (1 hr. lecture, 2 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  2

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST102 / VS13

 

 

Comparative Anatomy Of Domesticated Animals

 
 

In-depth discussion of basic principles of comparative anatomy of domesticated animals for each organ system. Laboratories involve dissection of cat, rat, chicken and various preserved organ specimens. Anatomical CD-ROM simulations used to supplement and enhance learning experience. (2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST111 / VS34

 

 

Farm Animal Nursing

 
 

Laboratory hands-on course providing students with necessary technical skills and knowledge to function as farm animal nurses. Familiarizes students with proper handling techniques and procedures such as restraint, collection of specimens, and medication of farm animal species. Students required to provide their own transportation to off-campus field experiences. (2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
VST101 and VST102, or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST112 / VS23

 

 

Comparative Physiology Of Domesticated Animals

 
 

Basic physiological systems and their interrelationships in mammalian and avian species. Lectures compare and contrast basic systems (neuromuscular, skeletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine and immune). Laboratories focus on quantitative measurement of physiological parameters. CD-ROM simulations used to supplement and enhance learning experience. (3 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
VST102 and CHE120, or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST114 / VS22

 

 

Veterinary Practice Management

 
 

Principles involved in operating a veterinary practice. Legal aspects of practice are discussed as well as methods of managing personnel, financial responsibilities, ordering drugs and supplies, keeping inventory and bookkeeping. Students use illustrations from actual practices and become familiar with forms currently in use. The computer and its impact and use in veterinary medicine are discussed. Hands-on experience is obtained. (2 hrs. lecture.)

 


Prerequisite
None.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  2

 

  

VST201 / VS21

 

 

Laboratory Animal Technology

 
 

Prepares students for careers as laboratory animal technicians. Topics focus on theoretical and practical aspects of husbandry, restraint, and handling of commonly used research animals. Includes preparation of students for more advanced course work in Veterinary Science Technology curriculum by emphasizing aspects of medical terminology and pathology and by accustoming students to manipulation of living animals. Safety and humane treatment emphasized throughout course. (2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
VST101, VST102, and VST111 or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST202 / VS32

 

 

Clinical Laboratory Techniques I

 
 

Various aspects of veterinary hematology which are important to the LVT. Lecture topics provide background anatomy, physiology, biochemistry and pathophysiology necessary for comprehensive understanding of procedures covered in laboratory portion of course. Laboratory sessions concerned primarily with collection, storage, handling and analysis of blood. Registration in this course requires that students purchase liability insurance through the college. (2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
VST111, VST112 and CHE120 or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST203 / VS31

 

 

Animal Clinic Internship I

 
 

Two-course sequence providing supervised applied training in veterinary animal hospital or animal research facility for each semester. Through these supervised training experiences students develop their skills as animal technicians. Performance is evaluated by supervising veterinarian or facility manager. Students required to provide their own transportation to off-campus field experiences. Registration in these courses requires that students purchase liability insurance through the college. (1 hr. lecture, 8 hrs. clinical experience.)

 


Prerequisite
VST111 and BIO142, or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST205 / VS24

 

 

Pharmacy And Pharmacology

 
 

Focuses on aspects of pharmacy and pharmacology important to practicing veterinary technician. Major topics include proper handling, storage and dispensing of pharmaceuticals. Drug action, appropriate drug selection, and calculations of various drug dosages are taught. (2 hrs. lecture.)

 


Prerequisite
VST102 and VST111 or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 

  

VST206 / VS33

 

 

Veterinary Cardiology And Radiology

 
 

Prepares students for participation in two important areas of diagnostic technology. Cardiology portion enables students to understand and participate in process of cardiovascular evaluation; emphasis on electrocardiography. Radiology portion imparts knowledge of X-ray machinery and use, film processing, patient positioning and safety. (3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
VST111, VST112 and CHE120 or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST212 / VS42

 

 

Clinical Laboratory Techniques II

 
 

Major topics of veterinary clinical pathology not covered in VST202. Focus on urology, clinical chemistry, clinical enzymology, clinical serology, digestive function tests, laboratory microbiology and laboratory parasitology. Laboratory sessions concerned with collection, storage and handling of laboratory specimens, and performance of analytical procedures. (2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
VST202 or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST213 / VS43

 

 

Animal Clinic Internship II

 
 

Two-course sequence providing supervised applied training in veterinary animal hospital or animal research facility for each semester. Through these supervised training experiences students develop their skills as animal technicians. Performance is evaluated by supervising veterinarian or facility manager. Students required to provide their own transportation to off-campus field experiences. Registration in these courses requires that students purchase liability insurance through the college. (1 hr. lecture, 8 hrs. clinical experience.)

 


Prerequisite
VST111 and BIO142, or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 

  

VST295

 

 

Special Topics in Veterinary Science Technology

 
 

Special and current topics in Veterinary Science Technology may be available. See the online catalog for a complete listing.

 


Offered On
Ammerman Campus in Selden
Eastern Campus in Riverhead
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3-4

 

  

BIO142 / BY42

 

 

Animal Parasitology

 
 

An introduction to principles of basic parasitology with emphasis on identification, classification, life history, and prevention and control of internal and external parasites of economic importance to the animal industry. In the laboratory, students view parasites, learn treatments, and develop routine procedures and techniques necessary to deliver accurate laboratory results in parasite examination. (2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
BIO141 or permission of department.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  3

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Required for students in Veterinary Science Technology curriculum; does not satisfy laboratory science requirement for any curriculum.

 

  

CHE120 / CH21

 

 

Introduction To General, Organic, And Biochemistry

 
 

One-semester course required for Veterinary Science Technology students. Basic principles of general, organic and biochemistry are presented with emphasis on applications to health science. Topics include measurement, states of matter, bonding theory, solutions, acids, buffers and pH, structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, sterols, amino acids, proteins, molecular approach to enzymatic action, digestion, metabolism and nutrition. (3 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. laboratory.)

 


Prerequisite
MAT007 or equivalent and high-school chemistry with laboratory.

 


Offered On
Grant Campus in Brentwood

 


Credits:  4

 


Course Fee applies

 


Notes
Fulfills SUNY General Education Requirement for Natural Sciences.