Veterinary Assistant Workforce Training Certificate

Program website

Program Manager: Kelanie Yordy
Phone: 240.629.7971

Program Description

Introduces animal care concepts and administrative procedures for supporting veterinarians in clinic and animal hospital settings. Provides essential instruction, professional skills, and hands-on experience to perform the responsibilities of an entry-level employee in the field.

For this workforce training certificate program, students can request approval to transfer up to 25% of total certificate contact hours of prior learning of a Foundations related course from an accredited institution. Contact Program Manager for more details.

Program Requirements

Required Course/s
Foundations for Healthcare Careers
Bridge to Careers - Healthcare (90)
ESL Foundations for Healthcare Careers (90)
Veterinary Assistant 1
Veterinary Assistant 2
This program requires academic readiness in Math- students can show readiness in any one of the following ways:
Score 237 or higher in the QAS section or earn a B or better in MATH 80, MATH 50, or ADB 490 at FCC
Grades from recent high school or college courses
Scores from TOEFL, ACT, AP, CLEP, DSST, GED, PARCC/MCAP or SAT exams
This program requires reading and listening in English. Not sure about your English skills? Visit to schedule a free Accuplacer test, then share your results with CEWD Registration at or 301.624.2888.