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Enrollment Center


Truax A1000
Enrollment Center
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6210 or (800) 322-6282 (deaf/hh: use 711 relay)
FAX: (608) 243-4353
Email

HOURS:

Phone
Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

In-person
Monday - Thursday: 8:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.



Advising and Transfer Services


1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704 

Downtown D116
(608) 258-2300

SOUTH 
Main Office
(608) 243-4200 or (608) 246-6458

Fort Atkinson 117
Main Office
(920) 568-7200

Portage 100
Main Office
(608) 745-3100

Reedsburg 128
Main Office
(608) 524-7800

TRUAX C1450
(608) 246-6076

Watertown 128
Main Office
(920) 206-8000

Email

HOURS:
Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hours may vary by location. Please call a campus for more information.



School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology


Truax A2105
1701 Wright Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6800
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6800

COMMERCIAL AVENUE A120
2125 Commercial Avenue
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 243-4169
or (800) 322-6282 ext. 4169

Email

Se habla Español.

Petition Requirements

Veterinary Technician

Students interested in completing this program must start by applying for admission to the program. Qualified applicants will be admitted in a pre-petition status and should review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for the first day of classes at MATC.

After being admitted in a pre-petition status, students are then selected for entry into core program courses through the Petition Process.

Applicants are responsible for submitting official high school transcripts, college transcripts, or test scores that show completion of the below requirements. Coursework must be completed or in-progress prior to beginning the petition process. See our Transcript page for information on submitting transcripts. View our Testing Services page for information on completing a test for admissions. 

Admission and petition requirements are subject to change; please review the requirements prior to submitting your application or petition.

  1. Prerequisite Requirements

    It's recommended that students complete prerequisite requirements first as they can improve success in the testing requirement.

    If fulfilling any of the prerequisite requirements with courses completed in high school, college, or at Madison College, a grade of C or better is required. A grade of C- will not be accepted.

    Algebra

    Students must demonstrate algebra competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score must be from September 1, 2013 to present:

    • ACT Math 20+
    • ACCUPLACER (Elementary Algebra) 65+
    • COMPASS (Algebra) 40+
    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) Math 63.3%+
       

    2. Courses: One semester of college-level algebra. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirements are:

    • College Math (10804107) or higher
    • Mathematical Reasoning (10804134) or higher
    • Applied Math for Chemistry (77854756)
       

    3. Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher in a related biological science


    Chemistry

    Students must demonstrate chemistry competency in one of the following ways:

    1. One year of high school chemistry with lab components; high school chemistry classes must be college-preparatory

    2. One semester of college-level chemistry with lab components. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • General, Organic, & Biological Chemistry (20806201)
    • General Chemistry (10806134) or higher

    Note:  Liberal Arts Chemistry (20806200), Chemistry for the Community or similar classes do not satisfy this requirement.

    Biology

    Students must demonstrate biology competency in one of the following ways:

    1. One year of high school biology with lab components

    2. One semester of college-level biology with lab components. Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Introductory Zoology (20806203)
    • Principles of Animal Biology (10806105)
    • Prep for Basic Biology (10836113) or higher


    English and Reading

    Students must demonstrate English and reading competency in one of the following ways:

    1. Test Scores: Minimum test score from September 1, 2013 to present:

    • English competency – Students may demonstrate English competency in one of the following ways:
      • ACT English 15+
      • COMPASS English 46+
      • ACCUPLACER Write 5+ and ACCUPLACER Sentence 70+
      • ACCUPLACER Write 4+ AND ACCUPLACER Sentence 86+
      • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) English/Language Usage 60%+
         
    • Reading Competency - Students may demonstrate reading competency in one of the following ways:
      • ACT Reading 18+
      • COMPASS Reading 80+
      • ACCUPLACER Reading 80+
      • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V) Reading 69%+
         

    2. Courses: Madison College courses that satisfy this requirement are:

    • Written Communication (10801195) or higher
    • English 1 (20801201) or higher
    • Academic Writing 5&6 AND College Reading Strategies (10808101)
       

    3. Educational Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or higher
  2. Testing Requirement

    Because completion of the prerequisite requirement can improve success in the testing requirement students are encouraged to complete the prerequisite requirement prior to testing.

    Students must be able to demonstrate academic readiness in one of the following ways:

    1. Composite test score from September 1, 2013 to present:

    • ATI-TEAS (formerly TEAS-V): composite score 58.7%+
    • ACT: composite score 22+

    2. Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related biological science

  3. Petition Workshop Requirement

    You should have all prerequisite and testing requirements complete or in progress when attending a petition workshop.

    All students must attend a petition workshop for the year petitioning. The workshops will provide additional insight into the program as well as support students with the petition process. 

    The petition workshop will be offered online and in-person. Only after you are admitted into a pre-petition status will you receive invitations to the in-person workshops and be given access to the online workshop in BlackBoard.

  4. Petition and After Petitioning

    Your Degree Progress (Advising) Report will determine if you have met the petition requirements. Completion will be identified by transfer credit, test scores, final grades, or an in-progress enrollment status. Review the Petition Process for additional details on how and when to petition.

    During the course of the program, you must demonstrate the ability to perform these essential functions safely, reliably and efficiently within the scope of practice. If you need accommodations to help you perform these functions, contact our Disability Resource Services office.

    After you complete the petition form, you will be notified within 45 calendar days of the close of the priority petition window. Decisions about being awarded a seat are final. You may register for core program courses only if you are awarded a seat.

    If selected, you will receive instructions regarding the below required items. Failure to successfully complete these required items may result in the forfeiture of the awarded space and starting the application process from the beginning.

    • Complete the Veterinary Technician Job Shadow Form.
    • Consult your physician:
      • It's recommended that Veterinary Technician students get a physical exam before starting the program. Discuss pre-exposure rabies and Hepatitis B immunizations with your physician.
      • All Veterinary Technician program students are required to have Student Accident Insurance at the minimum.
    • Attend a mandatory Advising and Registration session. Students awarded a seat in the core program will receive additional information on these sessions. 
    • Enroll in core program courses. Students that are awarded a seat are expected to start the core program for the awarded term. Students that choose not to begin the core program courses or are not able to begin core program courses will be discontinued from the pre-petition status and must start the application process from the beginning.

    A background check is not required for entry into the Veterinary Technician program. However, convictions of crimes or pending charges may be grounds for denial of license if the circumstances of the conviction or charge are related to professional practice. Contact the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection for more information at 608-224-4353 or email at datcpVEB@wi.gov

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