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2 yrs (4 semesters)
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This program is a pathway to a rewarding career working with animals in a medical capacity. You’ll learn from Registered Veterinary Technicians and Veterinarians, and apply your learning with a field placement in a veterinary clinic.Accredited by the Ontario Association of Veterinary Technicians, you’ll be able to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam when you graduate.
We strongly believe in a humane and caring approach to veterinary education, so we replace the use of live animals with manikins for teaching purposes whenever possible. Using manikins, you'll fine-tune your skill dexterity in procedures ranging from bandaging to catheter placement and intubation. You will also apply your learning to live animals while in field placement each semester.
Students benefit from a high number of hours in field placement. Practicums take place one day per week and in two-week, full-time blocks. Students apply their learning with animals requiring veterinary care. This experience is key to building a professional skillset and is highly valued by prospective employers. A rabies titre and Criminal Record Check are required before beginning placement.
We're committed to graduating Veterinary Technicians who are:
To be part of the Veterinary Technician program, you need to possess a strong background in science and math, excellent communication skills, steady hands and the ability to lift and carry up to 25 kg. You must also be able to spend 20–25 hours per week on assignments outside of class.
Veterinary Technician students will be required to spend $800–$1,000 on laboratory supplies and equipment, textbooks, lab coat and scrubs, and are required to transport themselves to and from their field practicum site.
As a Veterinary Technician student at Sheridan, you'll get to work in facilities modelled after veterinary workplaces. Curious to see what that looks like? Take a virtual tour of our Biological Science lab, which you'll use as a student in this program.
Once you’ve applied for admission to this program, we’ll automatically consider you for this award.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
|ANAT 10799||Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology 1||4|
|SCIE 10199||Veterinary Lab Techniques 1: Parasitology||5|
|SCIE 19999||Animal Handling and Behaviour||4|
|SCIE 10123||Introduction to Veterinary Technology||4|
|COMM 19999||Essential Communication Skills||3|
|MATH 10688||Veterinary Technician Pharmaceutical Math||3|
|ANAT 10123||Veterinary Anatomy & Physiology 2||4|
|SCIE 23672||Veterinary Lab Techniques 2: Urinalysis & Microbiology||5|
|SCIE 16206||Introduction to Veterinary Nursing Techniques||5|
|PHAR 10065||Veterinary Pharmacology||3|
|SCIE 25738||Veterinary Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging||4|
|FLPL 13551||Veterinary Technician Practicum 1||3|
|SCIE 20001||Companion Animal Nutrition||2|
|SCIE 26048||Introduction to Veterinary Anesthesia & Surgical Nursing Techniques||4|
|SCIE 24444||Advanced Veterinary Nursing Techniques||5|
|SCIE 19207||Veterinary Lab Techniques 3: Hematology and Cytology||5|
|FLPL 20001||Veterinary Technician Practicum 2||3|
|SCIE 20057||Veterinary Dentistry||2|
|SCIE 20009||Laboratory Animal Health Studies||3|
|SCIE 20102||Exotic Animal Health Studies||2|
|SCIE 25276||Advanced Veterinary Surgical Nursing Techniques||4|
|SCIE 20146||Veterinary Clinical Pathology||5|
|SCIE 29207||Large Animal Health Studies||4|
|SCIE 20199||Animal Diseases||3|
|FLPL 20408||Professional Practice Practicum||3|
Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
Selection process for applicants for September 2022:
The HOAE requirement has been temporarily waived for applicants applying to September 2022. Admission decisions for September 2022 will be based on the GPA of your top 6 grades, including the required courses.
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
The following Articulation Agreement applies only to students enrolled in the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program, starting at Sheridan in September 2019 or later.
Applicants who do not possess the necessary admission requirements to this program at Sheridan who complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program will be granted admission, contingent on space in the program (in the semester that they are applying for), if they fulfill the following criteria:
For the courses with minimum grade thresholds, as specified above, students may only have a maximum of two graded attempts. Withdrawals without Academic Penalty (i.e., "W" grades) are not included.
Where space is not available in the semester for which an applicant has applied and the applicant meets all the requirements of this agreement, admission to a later intake of the program will be granted.
Applicants from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees certificate program must also complete all other pre-admission requirements for their chosen programs (including volunteer hours for the Honours Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences – Athletic Therapy program), and should be aware of program-specific requirements such as criminal record checks, immunization documentation, etc.
Applicants who meet the admission requirements above and who successfully complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program are not required to complete the HOAE (Health Occupations Aptitude Exam), an admission requirement for Practical Nursing and Veterinary Technician.
Prospective students should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for registration, such as English language proficiency in the program for which this transfer process is being applied.
Pre-exposure rabies immunization is highly recommended for those working in the veterinary field. This vaccine is mandatory for Veterinary Technician students and highly recommended for Animal Care students. Prior to entering the Animal Care or Veterinary Technician programs at Sheridan, you are requested to contact your nearest travel clinic to have your immunization completed. Alternatively, the Sheridan Davis Campus Health Centre can purchase and administer this vaccine to you at the beginning of the semester. Please make these arrangements in the first week of the semester or during the orientation week. Proof of completed immunization will be required prior to the start of field placement. Sheridan field placement agencies may require a current record of immunization.
When you complete the Veterinary Technician diploma program, you'll be ready for an exciting career.
Here are some places you might work:
By the end of this program, graduates will have the ability to:
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2022–2023 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Your education is a big investment, and we're here to help! Keep an eye on our Financial Aid & Awards page for regular updates, and check out these important links:
All new international students beginning their full-time postsecondary studies (ESL excluded) in Spring 2022, Fall 2022 or Winter 2023 semesters in Year 1 (Semester 1) will receive an entrance scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $2,000.
The annual Bursary Program for grade 12 students pursuing careers in the justice sector at an Ontario university or college is now open! Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Each association offers one bursary per year in each of their judicial regions for a total of 22 bursaries province-wide!
Applications close on May 27, 2022. Spread the word to students! Visit the Bursary web page for more information.
In our Honours Bachelor of Computer Science program, you'll learn foundational skills that prepare you to work in any area of computer science. But you’ll also have the chance to specialize in one of four emerging fields that interests you the most.
In the first year of the program, you’ll be introduced to each of these four fields: cloud computing, data analytics, game engineering, and network engineering.
Then, you’ll focus your studies on your selected specialization. You’ll take eight courses in your specialization of choice, gaining specific skills that are not taught in traditional diploma and degree programs. Your computer science specialization will give you a competitive advantage when you graduate.
Get a deeper understanding of cloud computing — the delivery of computing system resources such as software, databases, servers, data storage, and more — over the Internet. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of private, hybrid or public cloud delivery.
Learn how to apply statistical analysis, data mining and other advanced techniques to draw new and useful insights from large data sets. Confidently interpret and share information about the data patterns you discover.
Master the algorithmic, programming and mathematical techniques used to develop software components for computer games.
Learn the specialized skills needed to plan, construct, optimize and manage the computer networks that businesses and organizations rely on every day.
Our mission is to utilize harmonious, comprehensive and specialized training to empower our learners with the knowledge, skills and attitude required to demonstrate the Professional Competencies for Canadian Pharmacy Technicians at Entry to Practice.
Our vision is to graduate highly-skilled life-long learners who uphold professional integrity and promote quality and safety in practice.
Upon graduation, students in Sheridan’s Pharmacy Technician diploma program will have demonstrated the ability to pursue the career of pharmacy technician and to practice safely in a community or hospital while adhering to the scope of practice for pharmacy technicians.
Full-time 2 years Program code: PVETT
|Sep 2022||Davis Campus (Brampton)||Closed|
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