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Veterinary Office Assistant

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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MayEdmontonFT In-person
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Program length

12 weeks

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES

Canadian
Total tuition: $3,234.00
Total fees: $418.50
International
Total tuition: $9,988.00
Total fees: $418.50

 
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of English for Academic Purposes – Reading and Writing EAP II (ESLG1898) and English for Academic Purposes – Listening and Speaking EAP II (ESLG1899) with a minimum of 50%
  • 65% in High School Prep Mathematics (MATH 1905) or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
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Admission Requirements

  • 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 65% in English Language Arts 30-2 or equivalent or completion of English for Academic Purposes – Reading and Writing EAP II (ESLG1898) and English for Academic Purposes – Listening and Speaking EAP II (ESLG1899) with a minimum of 50%
  • 65% in High School Prep Mathematics (MATH 1905) or 50% in Mathematics 10-3 or equivalent
Note: If it has been 10 or more years since you completed mathematics courses (i.e. Math 10, 20, 30 or Math 13, 23, 33), you will be required to complete a skills assessment, take a challenge exam, or complete upgrading to meet the mathematics requirement.

Conditional or provisional admission may be granted to applicants who are missing admission requirements after satisfying other conditions. See Admissions Process for more details.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

If English is your second language, you must provide proof of English language proficiency (ELP) prior to admission. ELP test results must have been obtained within two years of the start date of your program.

Acceptable evidence of ELP may be one of the following test scores:

Note: ELP is a separate requirement from the English academic admission requirement.

Practicum/Work Experience Requirements

Students are required to travel to various locations to complete their clinical practice experiences. Within the time frame of the program, every effort is made to accommodate students in clinical placements. Students may need to travel up to 100 kilometres; access to a vehicle may be required.

The following are not required for admission purposes, but will be required before you attend the practicum. There may be additional costs associated with completing these requirements.

  • Successful completion of all prerequisite courses.
  • The following courses are required. Certificates will be awarded upon completion:
  • Keyboarding speed of 45 words per minute as verified in Keyboarding (XBUS1165)
  • Clear Police Information Check. The original Police Information Check must be submitted in person, or by mail. Photocopies, faxes, scans, or emails are not accepted. See Work, Practicum, and Clinical Requirements for full details.
  • Up-to-date immunization record. Students are required to have rabies immunization prior to starting their practicum. Rabies immunization will be arranged through NorQuest College. Three doses are required, and the cost will be approximately $50 for each. Students are recommended to have immunization against tetanus and diphtheria also.

Submit the required certificates and forms listed above (unless otherwise indicated):

Progression

Students must attain a passing grade in each course to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation students must pass all courses.

Honours Criteria

  • Overall grade point average (GPA) greater than or equal to 3.7
  • The student must not have failed or repeated any courses

Technology Requirements

Students require a computer with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access), and a stable Internet connection for this program. Learn more about Bringing Your Own Device.