Laboratory Animal Management Curriculum

Freshman Year

Sophomore Year

Junior Year

Senior Year

Special Requirements:

All full- and part-time students are required to demonstrate proof of medical insurance, a tetanus booster within the last ten (10) years, and a tuberculosis test within one year to participate in animal laboratories, veterinary clinic rotations, and career externship. Rabies pre-exposure prophylaxis immunization is highly recommended. Students are required to either show proof of rabies immunization or sign a declination form. Students must be able to lift 50 pounds and be able to demonstrate the physical capabilities to work closely and safely with animals of all sizes. Students with limitations to movement, sight, or hearing may find it difficult to meet all course requirements. For the health and safety of students, appropriate attire will be addressed in all classes with laboratories.

Students are advised that taking Computer Applications is strongly recommended.

Students who determine after the beginning of the sophomore year that they do not wish to continue the bachelor’s degree can typically complete the AS in animal care in a total of five semesters. They must complete the following courses:


Students who determine BEFORE the beginning of the sophomore year that they do not wish to complete the bachelor’s degree can complete the AS in Animal Care in the traditional four semesters by taking ANSC1201 and ANSC2201 concurrently in the fourth semester.

****The hours for this externship are completed in the summer between the first and second years.

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