Sep 27, 2022
HHSC 1010 - Animal Health Careers
Credit Hours: 1.00
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.
- Define the duties of the veterinarian.
- Describe the development of the veterinary profession over the years.
- Discuss the educational requirements for the veterinarian; including pre-vet studies.
- Identify continuing education requirements and opportunities for veterinarians.
- Identify and discuss various career pathways for licensed veterinarians.
- Discuss varying salary levels based on career paths.
- Research annual salary ranges for various career paths of the veterinarian.
- 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.
- Define the duties of the veterinary technician.
- Describe the development of the veterinary technician profession over the years.
- Recognize licensing requirements for Michigan and various states.
- Recognize the minimum educational requirements for the veterinary technician.
- Identify and discuss career pathways for the licensed veterinary technician.
- Discuss extended education opportunities for the veterinary technician.
- Discuss continuing education requirements and opportunities for the veterinary technician.
- Describe licensing requirements for graduating technician students.
- 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.
- Define the duties of the veterinary assistant.
- Discuss the education required for veterinary assistants.
- Discuss employment opportunities for the veterinary assistant.
- 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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Veterinary Technician
- Veterinary Assistant
- Additional animal-related careers
- Job Shadow (mandatory requirement to pass course)
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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