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Veterinary Assistant

If you love working with animals, a veterinary assistant job might be perfect for you. During this 8-week program, HS 103, you will gain the knowledge and confidence to begin working as a veterinary assistant. Through classroom content and hands-on labs, you will learn about animal anatomy and behavior, veterinary ethics, medical and dental procedures, front office procedures, and much more.

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for veterinary assistants is expected to grow 19% from 2016-2026, faster than the average for all occupations.  By the year 2024, projected regional jobs are to be approximately 1,310.*

    *Projected jobs are for regions roughly equating to HCC district 540.

  • There are no formal prerequisites for this course; however, completion of placement tests or equivalent is required.

  • The Veterinary Assistant program, HS 103, introduces students to the exciting and growing field of veterinary medicine.  Students will learn about the care of animals as well as how to recognize signs of illness and disease.  This program also covers interpersonal communication, interaction with clients and their animals, as well as how to assist the veterinarian during examinations.  Administrative duties, such as fee collection, banking, and accounts payable are also emphasized to provide the student with the skills necessary to maintain an efficient front office.  Note: This program does not include a national or state certification or a clinical rotation as part of its overall objectives.  Students must receive a grade of "C" or better to receive the HCC Certificate of Completion.
  • Interested in this program?  Click here to apply now.
  • Heartland Community College tuition for credit courses is based on residency in district 540.  Additional fees may apply.  Tuition and required fee rates are as follows:

    Tuition rates as of the Summer 2020 term:

    • In-district tuition - $155 per semester hour
    • Out-of-district tuition - $310 per semester hour
    • Out-of-state/Out-of-country tuition - $465 per semester hour

    Please see here for additional information on how to apply for Work Ready scholarships.

  • We strongly recommend you attend one of these informational sessions. All information meetings are held at the main campus in Normal, IL, unless otherwise noted.

    Day Time Room

    Beginning May 1, 2020, and until further notice, informational meetings will be held virtually utilizing ZOOM.  Please continue to check this site for dates and additional information.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2021

    5 pm

    Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend.

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    Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend.

    TBD

    Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend.

    TBD

    Please contact the program coordinator listed below to request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend.

    Please contact the following program coordinator and request the ZOOM link for the meeting that you would like to attend:

    EMT/Paramedic - Please contact Travis Wilson at twilson@mcleancountyems.org

    Medical Assistant - Please contact Martha Stearns at martha.stearns@heartland.edu

    Nursing - Please contact Tara Morris at tara.morris@heartland.edu

    Physical Therapist Assistant - Please contact Daryl Menke at daryl.menke@heartland.edu

    Radiography - Please contact Jo Gramley at joan.gramley@heartland.edu

    Work Ready Programs* - Please contact Kelly Pyle at kelly.pyle@heartland.edu

    * Work Ready Programs currently consist of Pharmacy Technician, Dental Assistant, Phlebotomy, and Veterinary Assistant.

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Contact HS

ICB 2800
1500 W Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8740
Fax: 309-268-7958
Email HS

Jennifer O'Connor, MSN, RN-BC

Dean of Health Sciences
Director of Nursing Education
Office: ICB 2821
Phone: 309-268-8747
Fax: 309-268-7958
EmailJennifer.Abraham@heartland.edu

Darcia Gillan

Administrative Assistant - Health Sciences
Office: ICB 2800
Phone: 309-268-8740
EmailDarcia.Gillan@heartland.edu

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