ASAST in Laboratory Animal Science

The Associate in Science in Applied Science and Technology (ASAST) degree in Laboratory Animal Science is designed for technologists employed in animal research, industrial or veterinary hospital settings. The degree is a 60-credit program.

ASAST in Laboratory Animal Science Credit Distribution

Subject Area/Category Credits
I. General Education Requirements 30
A. Intellectual and Practical Skills 15
  • English Composition I (ENC-101)
  • English Composition II (ENC-102)
  • College Algebra (MAT-121) or above
  • Higher Level Mathematics above College Algebra
  • Computer Concepts (CIS-107) or above
B. Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World 11
  • Psychology or Sociology
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
C. General Education Electives 4
II. Area of Study: Laboratory Animal Science 24
A. Anatomy and Physiology 3
B. Microbiology 3
C. Laboratory Procedures
  • Histology and Cytology
  • Veterinary Hematology
  • Veterinary Clinical Chemistry
  • Parasitology
  • Clinical Laboratory Procedures
D. Medical and Surgical Procedures
  • Surgery, Nursing and Anesthesia
  • Pharmacology
  • Veterinary Cardiology and Radiology
  • Pathology
  • Principles of Medicine
  • Farm Animal Nursing
E. Animal Electives
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Medical and Surgical Procedures
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Animal Management and Nutrition
  • Clinical and Hospital Procedures
  • Animal Clinic
  • Clinical and Hospital Procedures
  • Small Animal Practice
  • Large Animal Practice
  • Veterinary Animal Science
F. Associate Capstone (APS-295) 3
III. Free Electives 6
Total 60

  • Required Courses: Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Laboratory Procedures, Medical and Surgical Procedures
  • Corollary Requirements: College Algebra, Chemistry I and II or General Biology, Computer Concepts
  • How Students Earn Credit in the Option: Students whose options are not complete at the time of enrollment either use Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) or classroom work to complete their options

Note: Courses listed in the Area of Study are offered as a guide. Other courses may also be considered appropriate for the program. The inclusion of similar courses must be reviewed by the Evaluation team. Students must submit their program plan for review to ensure that course selection is appropriate for the degree.



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