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Veterinary Science Test-Out Options

Earn credit for what you already know by testing out of a class, or by providing national exam scores or industry credentials. If you have any questions, or would like to start the process, please contact Wendi Ludwig at 715.803.1023 or studentrecords@ntc.edu.

AGRICULTURAL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS (10091175)

Credits: 2.00

Provides learners with hands-on use and application of dairy management software used in industry. Specific topic areas covered on the use of dairy management software application are: animals, tools, design, data entry, reports, inventory and veterinary herd check.

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ANIMAL PHARMACOLOGY/VETERINARY (10091108)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces learners to various drugs and other substances used in veterinary medicine. Learners will analyze drug classification, effects, side effects, uses and client education related to a wide variety of uses in the field of animal medicine. Learners will apply principles of client education, measurement, administration and safe storage of antiparasitics, anti-inflammatories, antibiotics and nervous system drugs.

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ANIMAL RESEARCH METHODS - AALAS (10091199)

Credits: 2.00

Applies research mandates, occupational health issues, alternatives, humane standards, housing, exercise requirements, detecting pain and distress. Additionally, learners will explore analgesics, sedatives and anesthetics used in the research setting. Learners will examine supportive care and animal monitoring. This course is offered in an online format.

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BOVINE REPRODUCTION (10091103)

Credits: 3.00

Expands learner’s ability to manage a dairy herd with concentration on breed identification, reproduction, genetics including linear appraisal and selection indexes, calving management and record keeping systems. Learners apply artificial insemination concepts through hands-on application.

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CLINICAL PATHOLOGY 1 (10091196)

Credits: 2.00

Applies the principles of veterinary clinical pathology. Learners demonstrate laboratory procedures including: storage, cleaning and the principles of microscopy. Learners will complete labs in parasitology, urine analysis, hematology and bacteriology as it relates to animals.

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CLINICAL SKILLS - VET 1 (10091193)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces learners to the handling and husbandry of the animals most commonly seen in veterinary medicine. This course incorporates hands-on activities with both large and small animals as learners practice and demonstrate skills and knowledge in restraint, handling, physical examination and preventative health medicine as it relates to animals.

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CLINICAL SKILLS - VET 2 (10091198)

Credits: 3.00

Builds high-level clinical skills in animal handling, medical nursing and disease processes. Learners will perform IV catheter placement, lab tests, calculate medication doses, and simulate CPR and animal emergency response. Additional skills in constructing a sterile surgical field, instrumentation identification, and surgical wraps are performed.

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COLLEGE MATHEMATICS (10804107)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to review and develop fundamental concepts of mathematics pertinent to the areas of: 1) arithmetic and algebra; 2) geometry and trigonometry; and 3) probability and statistics. Special emphasis is placed on problem solving, critical thinking and logical reasoning, making connections and using calculators. Topics include performing arithmetic operations and simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities in one variable, solving proportions and incorporating percent applications, manipulating formulas, solving and graphing systems of linear equations and inequalities in two variables, finding areas and volumes of geometric figures, applying similar and congruent triangles, converting measurements within and between U.S. and metric systems, applying Pythagorean Theorem, solving right and oblique triangles, calculating probabilities, organizing data and interpreting charts, calculating central and spread measures and summarizing and analyzing data.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Mathematics

DAIRY NUTRITION (10091107)

Credits: 3.00

Analyzes the nutritional needs of dairy cattle during each stage of their life. Topics covered in this course include: roles of digestive nutrients, nutritional requirements at various growth stages, relationship between forage quality and nutrition, ration balancing through calculation of feed and dry matter intake. Learners explore various methods of feeding dairy animals, including grazing system principles. Learners evaluate the use of dairy nutrition feed technologies.

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ECONOMICS (10809195)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed to give an overview of how a market-oriented economic system operates, and it surveys the factors which influence national economic policy. Basic concepts and analyses are illustrated by reference to a variety of contemporary problems and public policy issues. Concepts include scarcity, resources, alternative economic systems, growth, supply and demand, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, unemployment and global economic issues.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Principles of Microeconomics
  • AP Macroeconomics
  • CLEP® Principles of Macroeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics

ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 (10801136)

Credits: 3.00

This course is designed for learners to develop knowledge and skills in all aspects of the writing process. Planning, organizing, writing, editing and revising are applied through a variety of activities. Students will analyze audience and purpose, use elements of research and format documents using standard guidelines. Individuals will develop critical reading skills through analysis of various written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

INTRO TO ANIMAL SCIENCE (10091104)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces the basics of livestock management. Examines management of the dairy herd with concentration on nutrition, feedstuff's classification, reproduction, genetics, animal behavior, animal health and sustainable agriculture practices. Learners explore basic husbandry and care procedures for animals. This is offered in an online format.

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INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY (10809198)

Credits: 3.00

This introductory course in psychology is a survey of the multiple aspects of human behavior. It involves a survey of the theoretical foundations of human functioning in such areas as learning, motivation, emotions, personality, deviance and pathology, physiological factors and social influences. It directs the student to an insightful understanding of the complexities of human relationships in personal, social and vocational settings.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Psychology
  • AP Psychology

INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY (10809196)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces students to the basic concepts of sociology: culture, socialization, social stratification, multi-culturalism and the five institutions, including family, government, economics, religion and education. Other topics include demography, deviance, technology, environment, social issues, social change, social organization and workplace issues.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® Introductory Sociology

INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES (10809172)

Credits: 3.00

Introduces learners to the study of diversity from a local to a global environment using a holistic, interdisciplinary approach. Encourages self-exploration and prepares the learner to work in a diverse environment. In addition to an analysis of majority/minority relationships in a multicultural context, the primary topics of race, ethnicity, age, gender, class, sexual orientation, disability and religion are explored.

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MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - VET 1 (10091172)

Credits: 2.00

Develop an understanding of acceptable veterinary medical terminology for common clinically recognizable diseases, operations, systems and procedures. Further, learners will distinguish common medical signs, abbreviations and colloquial vocabulary. Medical terms and language is covered as it relates to the animal’s body as a whole.

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MILK QUALITY & PRODUCTION (10091109)

Credits: 3.00

Prepares learners with a solid background in producing quality milk and utilizing good herd health management practices. Learners will be introduced to milking systems and components, milk procedures, sanitation, diseases, udder anatomy and milk secretion. Learners will collect milk samples and analyze milk culture reports as they relate to quality milk and animal health. Learners will be exposed to milk quality practices globally.

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ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (10801196)

Credits: 3.00

Focuses upon developing speaking, verbal and nonverbal communication and listening skills through individual presentations, group activities and other projects.

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VETERINARY ASSISTANT FUNDAMENTALS (10091102)

Credits: 1.00

Acquaints new learners with the general competencies necessary to be employed as a veterinary assistant. Learners explore personal safety in working with a variety of animals. Learners appraise memberships in professional organizations, certification and licensing. Learners examine the duties and challenges of a veterinary assistant career.

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WRITTEN COMMUNICATION (10801195)

Credits: 3.00

Develops writing skills which include prewriting, drafting, revising and editing. A variety of writing assignments are designed to help the learner analyze audience and purpose, research and organize ideas and format and design documents based on subject matter and content. Also develops critical reading and thinking skills through the analysis of a variety of written documents.

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National Exams Accepted:

  • CLEP® College Composition
  • AP English Language & Composition

Test-Out Option Term Definitions

Test
An exam that is scored by faculty or staff in NTC’s Testing Center.
Skill Demonstration
A performance of your expertise that is evaluated by faculty.
Combination: Test & Skill Demonstration
A combination of both a test and a skill demonstration.
Portfolio
A collection and explanation of your past learning through work or life experience.