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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HHSC 1010 - Animal Health Careers

Credit Hours: 1.00


Prerequisites: None

HHSC‑1010 gives students information on the various career opportunities available in the animal health field. Topics include: Veterinarian, Veterinary Technician, Veterinary Assistant, zoo work, kennel management, various species‑specific careers, governmental and research careers, and business opportunities. Additional topics include: education requirements, licensing and registration, ethics, and jurisprudence. This course includes a 3 hour job shadow experience at a veterinary hospital.

Billable Contact Hours: 1

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the career development of the veterinarian, including educational requirements, and career pathways after graduation and licensing.

Objectives:

  1. Define the duties of the veterinarian.
  2. Describe the development of the veterinary profession over the years.
  3. Discuss the educational requirements for the veterinarian; including pre-vet studies.
  4. Identify continuing education requirements and opportunities for veterinarians.
  5. Identify and discuss various career pathways for licensed veterinarians.
  6. Discuss varying salary levels based on career paths.
  7. Research annual salary ranges for various career paths of the veterinarian.
  8. Recognize licensing requirements to practice veterinary medicine.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the career development of the veterinary technician, including educational requirements, licensing requirements, and career pathways after graduation and licensing.

Objectives:

  1. Define the duties of the veterinary technician.
  2. Describe the development of the veterinary technician profession over the years.
  3. Recognize licensing requirements for Michigan and various states.
  4. Recognize the minimum educational requirements for the veterinary technician.
  5. Identify and discuss career pathways for the licensed veterinary technician.
  6. Discuss extended education opportunities for the veterinary technician.
  7. Discuss continuing education requirements and opportunities for the veterinary technician.
  8. Describe licensing requirements for graduating technician students.
  9. Discuss the average salary of the licensed veterinary technician in various career pathways.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the career development of guest speakers of various animal-related careers.

Objectives:

  1. Define the duties of the veterinary assistant.
  2. Discuss the education required for veterinary assistants.
  3. Discuss employment opportunities for the veterinary assistant.
  4. Discuss various careers in animal health and welfare.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Veterinarian
  2. Veterinary Technician
  3. Veterinary Assistant
  4. Additional animal-related careers
  5. Job Shadow (mandatory requirement to pass course)

Primary Faculty
Delauter, Julie
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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