Admission Criteria

Applicants must first be admitted to BRCC and have a high school diploma or GED. The following
courses are prerequisites for admission to the VTEC program. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in all of prerequisite courses listed. Students with prerequisite coursework from another
institution may submit transcripts and specific course information (e.g., catalog description and course syllabus) to BRCC for review and determination of course equivalency.

Prerequisite Courses

ENGL 1013 English Composition I
MATH 1213 College Algebra
BIOL 1033 Biology I for Science Majors
BIOL 1031L Biology I Lab for Science Majors
VTEC 1011 Animal Health Careers

In addition, to be eligible for entry into the VTEC program, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher. It is important to note that admission to the Veterinary Technology program is competitive: meeting the minimum requirements listed here does not guarantee admission.

Application Process

The application for admission to the VTEC Program is available on the BRCC website once a year, during the spring semester, for acceptance to the fall class. Deadlines and detailed instructions for completing the admission application are included in the application packet. Students may apply for admission to the VTEC program while completing the required prerequisite classes during the spring semester. The composite application score will be calculated when grades are recorded at the end of the semester. The VTEC Program application and all supporting documents must be received by the designated deadlines. Applicants will not be considered for admittance until all required documents have been submitted and the applicant’s file is complete. Admission to the Veterinary Technology Program is competitive and is based on the following criteria:

  • Academic performance
  • Aptitude for the profession
  • Written communication skills

Baton Rouge Community College VTNE Pass Rate 2019-2022 Three -Tear Percentage
July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2022
Three-year VTNE pass percentage 67%
Total Number of First ime Test Takers 33