Veterinary Technician Program


The Modesto Junior College Veterinary Technician Program is designed to be a year-long certificate program.

Classes are taught from 6-9 pm Monday –Thursday in the Agriculture Department on East Campus.

For information on becoming a Registered Veterinary Technician, please go to this veterinary medical board link. OR  link.

                   Associates Degree:



Program Contacts:

Faculty, Program Advisor
Julie Haynes

Program Specialist
Tim McDaniel, RVT
(209) 575-6031

Instructional Support Specialist
Jennifer Gomez, RVT
(209) 575-6188

Contact Tim McDaniel or Jenn Gomez regarding any further questions you have.  Thank you for your time and interest in the Veterinary Technician Program at MJC.



     Required Courses:

              General Certificate 

ANSC 250 Anat & Phys 3
ANSC 251 Pharmacy  2
ANSC 252 Equipment 3
ANSC 253 Laboratory 1
ANSC 254 Office 2
ANSC 255 Dental 3
ANSC 256 Emergency 1
ANSC 257 Handling 2

          Large Animal Certificate

ANSC 270 LA Anat & Phys 3
ANSC 251 Pharmacy 2
ANSC 252 Equipment 3
ANSC 253 Laboratory 1
ANSC 254 Office 2
ANSC 271 LA Dental 3
ANSC 272 LA Emergency 1
ANSC 273 LA Handling 2


 Recommended Electives:

ANSC 55 Intro Vet Tech 3
ANSC 200 Intro Animal Science 3
ANSC 207 Equine Science  3


  • Students must complete 4,416 hours of clinical work experience & 20 units to be eligible for the California RVT exam.
  • The additional 3 units is not required to complete the certificate program at MJC.

 Upcoming News:

  • Large Animal Certificate Available
  • CE Courses to be announced

School Visits:

  • Contact our staff we would love to share our knowledge with your class.