SUNY Delhi has transfer agreements with Cornell University and other colleges that students may wish to consider for further educational experiences. These agreements allow students who plan to continue on to four-year bachelor degree programs the option of taking additional courses designed to facilitate transfer to those upper-division colleges. Transfer to most four-year programs requires a minimum grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4-point scale).
Students who enroll in the Delhi/Cornell Connection transfer option need to be highly motivated and have a strong interest in veterinary science. Students with excellent high school science/mathematics backgrounds who are capable of carrying a heavy load are most likely to succeed.
The additional courses required of Delhi/Cornell Connection students include a second semester of biology and chemistry, and mathematics at least at the pre-calculus level (a higher level of mathematics than is traditionally required for the A.A.S. degree). Successful graduates earn an A.A.S. degree in Veterinary Science Technology and have a strong foundation needed for success in four-year programs.
Admissions and Advancement Requirements: See the Required Clinical Program Core Curriculum page.
Delhi/Cornell Connection Advisement Option
SUNY Curriculum Code: 0521
SUNY General Education Requirements: Students who intend to receive A.A., A.S., or baccalaureate degrees must satisfy SUNY and campus General Education (GE) requirements to graduate. Students should be aware that GE requirements may vary by academic program. Consult with your academic advisor. For general information, see the "General Education" section of this catalog.
A.A.S. and A.O.S. degree students may not be required to fulfill General Education (GE) requirements; however, any student who may wish to transfer should complete as many GE courses as possible. Consult with your academic advisor.
Technical Standards: In addition to academic requirements, all applicants must also be able to meet the minimum Technical Standards for the program, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Total Credit Hours = 82
Major Courses Required - 43 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|VETS 115||Medical Mathematics for Veterinary Technicians||1|
|VETS 120||Introduction to Veterinary Science||2|
|VETS 131||Small Animal Care and Nursing||3|
|VETS 132||Large Animal Care Lecture||1|
|VETS 133||Large Animal Care Laboratory||1|
|VETS 140||Animal Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|VETS 160||Introduction to Research Animal Techniques||3|
|VETS 180||Clinical Physiology||2|
|VETS 198||Preparation for Veterinary Technology Preceptorship||1|
|VETS 203||Veterinary Technology Preceptorship||1|
|VETS 204||Animal Care II||1|
|VETS 205||Clinical Laboratory Techniques (Lecture)||3|
|VETS 210||Clinical Laboratory Techniques Laboratory||2|
|VETS 230||Farm Animal Nursing (Lecture)||2|
|VETS 235||Farm Animal Nursing Laboratory||1|
|VETS 238||Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia (Lecture)||3|
|VETS 239||Surgical Nursing and Anesthesia Laboratory||1|
|VETS 245||Diagnostic Imaging||2|
|VETS 250||Veterinary Clinical Management||3|
|VETS 255||Veterinary Medical Nursing||3|
General Education/Liberal Arts Courses Required - 36 credit hours
|Course No.||Course||Cr. Hrs.|
|BIOL 130||General Biology I|
|BIOL 230||General Microbiology||4|
|CHEM 180||General Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 185||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM 230||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|CHEM 235||Organic Chemistry II||4|
|COMM 100||Public Speaking||3|
|ENGL ___||Freshman Composition or Advanced Composition1||3|
|Humanities/Social Science Elective by advisement||3|
Restricted Elective by Advisement - 3 credit hours
1 Mathematics is by placement according to competency.
2 English is by placement according to competency.
Student Learning Outcomes
A graduate of the Veterinary Science Technology A.A.S. program should be able to do the following:
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