FRCC Veterinary Assistant Program among first to earn national approval

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Veterinary Assistant Program at Front Range Community College is one of the first two programs in the country to earn approval from the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (NAVTA).

Graduates of approved programs may take a national test which, when completed successfully, gives them the Approved Veterinary Assistant (AVA) designation.

Veterinary Assistant is offered at both the college and high school levels at the Larimer Campus. The college program enrolled 12 students this spring. The program will be offered each spring and fall semester.

In the high school program, students earn high school credit and have the option to earn college credits at the same time under the state’s Concurrent Enrollment Programs Act.

More than 375 high school students from the Poudre and Thompson school districts are enrolled in 10 career/technical education programs at the Larimer Campus. They learn skills that prepare them to enter the workforce or continue with college studies. Classes integrate academics, hands-on career preparation, and work ethic.

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

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