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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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SepEdmontonIn person
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JanEdmontonIn person
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

1 term

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $4,079.50

International
Total: $10,833.50

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 50% in ESLG 1860 or 65% in ESLG 1898
  • Mathematics – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 65% in MATH 1905 or 50% in Mathematics 10-3
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Course Listing

You must complete six courses to graduate. Courses are listed to show the recommended path to completing the program in 12 weeks as a full-time student.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 12 weeks
COMM1001 (O)
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1006 (O)
Develop foundational computer skills and become proficient using Windows, as well as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and database applications to enhance your computer skills and employability. Keyboarding technique is also learned and practised in this course.
  • 30 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMP1013
Learn to use common veterinary practice management software. Become proficient at creating and updating client files, scheduling appointments, managing recalls, coding veterinary procedures, billing patients and third parties, and recording payments.
  • 15 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
2
HLTH1013 (O)
Study the language of veterinary terminology. Learn how to read and interpret commonly used veterinary medical terms, symbols, and abbreviations. Develop your understanding of small and large animal anatomy and basic animal pathology. Become familiar with frequently prescribed medications and their uses. Achieve fluency through practice sessions, quizzes, and exercises.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
6
HLTH1014
Learn the administrative skills necessary to work in a veterinary office, including customer service skills, organization and time management, professional telephone communications, appointment scheduling, inventory management, and processing payments for treatments and procedures. Become familiar with common veterinary products and animal nutrition basics. Learn how to model animal-friendly care and acquire safe animal approach and handling techniques. Safe work and infection control practices within a veterinary office will also be covered.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
5
HLTH1015
This four-week work experience placement will give learners hands-on practice in an active veterinary clinic or other related veterinary organization.
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 150 Work Experience
3

Additional note

Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.

You will require a computer that meets minimum standards for all the courses. Learn more about Bringing Your Own Device.