Veterinary Assistant

The Vet Assistant Certification program prepares students to sit for the Certified Veterinary Assistant Level 1 (CVA I) exam through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. The program consists of two 120-hour hybrid classes, Vet Assistant I and Vet Assistant II, with a Work-Based Learning option. The program will introduce students to the animal science industry, animal behavior, animal anatomy, reproduction, nutrition, genetics, social issues, current events, and animal management for livestock, poultry, equine, and companion animals. This course is designed to prepare students for careers in production, processing, and distribution of livestock or to pursue a career in the veterinary or applied science fields. Required book: Veterinary Assisting Fundamentals & Applications, 1st Edition. The book can be purchased through the RCC Campus Store for ~$155.

Vet Assistant I (72731)

Aug. 18 – Nov. 24, 2020
TTh, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Online
Location: BTC 101 & 102
Cost: $180.55

Vet Assistant II (74089)

Jan. 12 - Apr. 29, 2021
TTh, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Online
Location: BTC 101 & 102
Cost: $180.55 

Work-Based Learning 

Jan. 5 - Apr. 30, 2021
Work schedule & location as determined by employer and student
Cost: $180.55

Please call 336-633-0268 to register.

Classes Offered Online

Veterinary Assistant I
Veterinary Assistant II
Veterinary Assistant III

All courses begin monthly on the following dates:
August 15
September 12
October 17
November 14
December 12


All courses $70 unless otherwise noted.

To learn more about these online courses, visit the Online Instruction Center at www.ed2go.com/rcc2go.

Continuing Education Refund Policy

Occupational Extension:  A student who officially withdraws from an extension class prior to the first class meeting will be eligible for a 100 percent refund. Also, a student is eligible for a 100 percent refund if an applicable class fails to “make” due to insufficient enrollment. After the class begins, a 75 percent refund shall be made upon the request of the student if the student officially withdraws from the class prior to or on the 10 percent point of the scheduled hours of the class. Students should see their instructor for further details. No refunds will be made after the 10 percent point, even though the student may not have attended all classes up to that point.

Self-Supporting & Community Service: No refunds shall be made for self-supporting or community service classes after start date of class.