• apply now
  • Canvas
  • mymacc
  • enroll now

Associate of Arts - Health Science (Pre-Veterinary Technology)
(Effective UG21)

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Health Science (Pre-Veterinary Technology) is designed for students who plan to pursue admission into the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Veterinary Technology program at MACC. Students will remain under the major of Health Science (Pre-Veterinary Technology) until admittance into the AAS-Veterinary Technology program.

Students seeking admission into the AAS-Veterinary Technology program must complete the required general education coursework listed on the map below with a “C” or above prior to the date of entry into the program.

Visit our Veterinary Technology program page for admission criteria and contact information.

Academic Map

This academic map is a suggested semester-by-semester schedule of courses based upon the AA degree requirements as outlined in the academic catalog. In order for you to graduate in two years, specific milestones, courses, and other requirements (e.g. prerequisites) must be met in a timely manner. To ensure that milestone courses are completed, it is important that you, when possible and appropriate, enroll in any needed developmental coursework during the first semester(s) of enrollment. Additionally, enrolling for courses during the summer session is an option and can reduce your regular course load and allow you to stay on track to graduate in two years. Finally, keep in mind this map does not substitute for academic advisement. If you have questions, see your advisor and refer to the MACC website for current information.


Math Pathways Information


(See admission information below the academic map.)

Course Semester Hours Milestone*
  First Semester (Fall)
 BIO101**  Biology*** 4  BIO101
 LAL101**  ^Composition I 3  LAL101
 MTH140** or
 ^Precalculus Algebra or
 ^Quantitative Reasoning
3  MTH140 or
 PHY120 or
 ^PHY120 Foundations of Chemistry*** or
 ^PHY121 General Chemistry I***
4-5  PHY120 or
  Second Semester (Spring)
 BIO206  ^Microbiology*** 4  
   History or Government 3  
 LAL102  ^Composition II 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
 SPK101  Public Speaking 3  
  Third Semester (Fall)
   Core Elective (PHY181 General Physics I - Recommended) 4  
   Elective (AGR151 Animal Science - Recommended) 4  
   Humanities and Fine Arts  3  
   Humanities and Fine Arts  3  
  Fourth Semester (Spring)
   Elective (BIO150 General Zoology - Recommended) 5  
   Elective (PHY122 General Chemistry II - Recommended) 5  
   Humanities and Fine Arts 3  
   Social and Behavioral Science 3  
  Total Hours for Degree 60  


*It is strongly recommended that students successfully complete the Milestone courses as planned on the academic map to ensure completion of the degree in two years. In addition, if students do not successfully complete the Milestone course(s), they are strongly encouraged to re-enroll in the course(s) the following semester.

**Required courses for admission to the Veterinary Technology program include: BIO101, LAL101, MTH140 or MTH142. Additional general education courses that may be taken prior to the beginning of the Veterinary Technology program include: BIO206, HST105 or HST106 or PSC105, PHY120 or PHY121 and SPK101.

***Biology, Microbiology, and Foundations of Chemistry/General Chemistry I must be repeated if completed five years or more before the first veterinary technology course date of the program.

A minimum grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses that are a part of the Veterinary Technology program.

^Please refer to the college catalog and course descriptions for pre/co-requisite and placement information. You can only register for these courses if you have met the prerequisite, placed into the course and/or enroll in the co-requisite course(s).

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.