VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE
Applications are due in March of each year
Thank you for your interest in the College of the Sequoias Veterinary Technology Program. This information has been prepared to assist you in the application process. The program is limited to students who have completed all the requirements or are in progress-pending final grades for full admittance by the deadline. If the number of qualified applicants exceeds the program capacity, a lottery system may be utilized.
It is strongly recommended that students have completed a minimum of 50% of their General Education units before applying to the COS Veterinary Technology Program. The VT Program course load in the second year is very heavy and completing the first and second year courses consecutively is not possible if the student has too many GE courses remaining to complete. Please read this carefully and follow the directions accordingly.
Qualified applicants will be selected through the following prerequisites:
Complete VT 109 and BIO 22 with a grade of “C” or higher (may be “In Progress” at the time of application for admission). Verification of satisfactory completion of courses is required before determination of your eligibility.
High School Chemistry, CHEM 20 or CHEM 253 and MATH 230 are strongly recommended to be taken prior to application. Successful students have an aptitude for science that requires attention to detail, careful observation and accurate record-keeping and the capacity to perform simple mathematical calculations.
Cut score will be 67% on the TEAS exam (see information included in packet)
Capacity to lift from floor to waist level and /or carry 40 lbs. unassisted and up to 50 lbs. with assistance.
Ability to bend over at the waist, twist squat, kneel, reach above the head and have sufficient grip strength.
Request official college transcripts from all colleges attended to be sent to COS records office. An application that does not have transcripts on file will not be considered.
If you are attending or have attended COS, copies of those unofficial transcripts must also be submitted with application. Also submit a final spring semester transcript from COS as soon as they become available.