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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Veterinary Technician program at RCTC, students will achieve the following outcomes:

  • Participate in facility management utilizing traditional and electronic media and appropriate veterinary medical terminology and abbreviations.
  • Communicate in a professional manner in all formats - written, oral, non-verbal, and electronic.
  • Safely and effectively administer and dispense prescribed drugs to patients.
  • Demonstrate and perform patient assessment techniques in a variety of animal species.
  • Understand and demonstrate husbandry, nutrition, therapeutic and dentistry techniques appropriate to various animal species.
  • Safely and effectively manage and maintain patients in all phases of anesthesia.
  • Safely and effectively select, utilize and maintain anesthetic delivery and monitoring instruments and equipment.
  • Understand and integrate all aspects of patient management for common surgical procedures in a variety of animal species.
  • Understand and provide the appropriate instruments, supplies and environment to maintain asepsis during surgical procedures.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of proper handling, packaging and storage of specimens for laboratory analysis to ensure safety of patients, clients, and staff.
  • Properly perform analysis of laboratory specimens.
  • Safely and effectively produce diagnostic radiographic and non-radiographic images.
  • Safely and effectively handle common laboratory animals used in animal research.
  • Understand the approach to providing safe and effective care for birds, reptiles, amphibians, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, and ferrets.


Contact Information
(507) 285-7210 or 1‑800‑247‑1296
Rochester Community and Technical College
851 30th Ave SE :: Rochester, MN 55904-4999
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