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September 24, 2013
Vet Tech Students Ace National Exam with 100-Percent Pass Rate
Most Recent GTC Graduates Continue Program's Tradition of Success
Gwinnett Tech's Veterinary Technology program has once again secured a 100-percent pass rate on the Veterinary Technician National Exam (VTNE) this testing session, continuing its 15-year history of nearly perfect performance on the key exam.
Graduates of Gwinnett Tech's veterinary technology associate degree program sit for the VTNE each July.
The VTNE is a benchmark in the veterinary medicine field. "Program success is often measured in terms of passing rates of students, particularly by the American Veterinary Medical Association program accreditation agency," said Dr. Bonnie Ballard, veterinary technology program director at Gwinnett Tech. "Our pass rate indicates that the program curriculum at Gwinnett Tech adequately prepares students to pass the test. It's great to see that our students not only pass, but consistently score at top levels."
All 20 of the 2013 graduates passed the exam, scoring significantly higher than the national average on all nine subject areas. This class also has a 100 percent graduate job placement rate.
The VTNE is a 200-item multiple choice examination delivered jointly by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards (AAVSB) and the Professional Examination Service (PES).
Gwinnett Tech's veterinary technology program emphasizes specialized training in animal health care. Program graduates receive a veterinary technology associate in applied science degree and are eligible to sit for the VTNE to become qualified as registered veterinary technicians in the state of Georgia.
Graduates of Gwinnett Tech's veterinary technology program go on to work in small and large animal practices, zoos, research facilities, veterinary product sales and development, and academia.
In all, Gwinnett Tech offers more than 45 degree, diploma and certificate student options that students can finish in two years or less. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu or call 770-962-7580.
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Gwinnett Technical College, one of Georgia's largest technical colleges, is committed to delivering relevant knowledge to meet the workforce training needs of the region it serves. The college offers more than 50 associate degree, diploma and certificate programs and hundreds of seminars, workshops and courses providing specialized training. Gwinnett Tech's service area includes Gwinnett and North Fulton counties. Gwinnett Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Gwinnett Technical College. In addition, some college programs hold separate licensure or accreditation status with appropriate agencies. For more information, visit www.GwinnettTech.edu.
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