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Going to college (hopefully)!

post #1 of 23
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I am so excited right now! I wrote a letter to a local college that has the veterinary assistant course. I asked what the prerequisite is, and guess what? I am eligible! YAY! I have been waiting for this my whole life! She said that I have to complete some basic tests, they are reading comprehension, vocabulary and math. I am not the greatest at math, anyone have any idea on what the tests questions are like? Just so I can prepare myself.

I am going to the college for more information, and to ask about financial aid. If I complete and pass the tests, I will start college on April 5th!

Good vibes please!
post #2 of 23
Great! Go for it. The test is just a basic one - reading, math, etc, its not too hard, it just tests if you need to take remedial classes - i took one of those and it said I only needed to do math, naturally. I am terrible at it also

I wish you all the best - and I am sure you should be able to get financial aid and some kind of scholarship, with the pell grant and all.

GOOD LUCK!
post #3 of 23
I have no advice to give, as our system is different here in the UK.

But I would just like to say that I hope you do brilliantly! (sure you will)

Good }}}VIBES{{{ coming your way, from us!
post #4 of 23
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Thanks! I have been studying math like mad tonight! I am taking a bunch of online tests, with the average of 85%! Now I have to test my vocabulary and reading comprehension!
post #5 of 23


CONGRATULATIONS
&
GOOD LUCK
!!

post #6 of 23
I am sure you will do great! Reading your posts tells me you are articulate, you can spell, and put a sentence together, so you are way ahead of a lot of people trying to get in to college these days.
I went back to school after being out of high school for 27 years, and it was the best thing I ever did for myself. I just wish I had done it sooner.
Please keep us posted on the process. I am sure I can speak for all of us in saying we are all wishing you the best.
post #7 of 23
Congratulations!

Good luck with the tests and lots of good vibes coming your way.
post #8 of 23
Congrats and good luck with the test.
post #9 of 23
Aw congrats Tasha! Best of luck with the tests!
post #10 of 23
How exciting that must be for you! I thrilled to hear that! Good job! I'm sure you'll do wonderfully on the tests, but just in case, a few vibes. (((((VIBES)))))
post #11 of 23
Ooooh stacks of good vibes coming your way. How exciting!!! I hope it all works out for you.
post #12 of 23
Yay! Good luck... I'm sure there are some study guides out there if you're nervous (I used them for the PRAXIS test and they helped me do awesome), but I'm sure you'll do great!
post #13 of 23
Congrats! Hope you do well on the exam!
post #14 of 23
Congratulations!
How exciting for you! You'll do great on your tests!Like Ari said, perhaps the school may have a study guide available?
post #15 of 23
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Thanks everyone! I know someone else who went to the same college for an autobody course, and he got a study guide for his tests. I'm going to go to Chapters and find the GRE book, maybe that will help me.
post #16 of 23
Good luck, Tasha! I'm sure you'll do fine on the test.
post #17 of 23
Congratualtions! I am sure you will love working at a vet clinic. I do- Almost three years now and I still love going to work everyday!
One question though- Is it a veterinary assistant course or a Tecnician course. Just asking because I know a lot of people that took Assistant programs and were very dissapointed at the lack of jobs and pay. Most of them regret not taking the Technician program. As a tech myself I assure you that you will never have to search for a job and the pay is much better! I would look into Technician programs in your area.
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by Dr. Doolittle
Congratualtions! I am sure you will love working at a vet clinic. I do- Almost three years now and I still love going to work everyday!
One question though- Is it a veterinary assistant course or a Tecnician course. Just asking because I know a lot of people that took Assistant programs and were very dissapointed at the lack of jobs and pay. Most of them regret not taking the Technician program. As a tech myself I assure you that you will never have to search for a job and the pay is much better! I would look into Technician programs in your area.
Yes, it is the veterinary assistant course. Where I live, there is a high demand for veterinary assistants and the pay is roughly $14.00 an hour, but can go all the way up to $25.00 or more. It depends on your experience, and of course, what vet you work with. I will look into the technician course too. Thanks!
post #19 of 23
Congrads!!!! good luck with everything... what school it is??
post #20 of 23
Fantastic Tasha!! I'm so excited for you! Keep us posted!
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by eburgess
Congrads!!!! good luck with everything... what school it is??
The school is Stenberg College! Click on the link for more information.
post #22 of 23
Thread Starter 
Here is what it says:

Veterinary Hospital Assistant

This unique animal care program prepares students for a rewarding career as a Veterinary Assistant in Veterinary Hospitals, Clinics, Emergency Hospitals, Pet Stores, Purebred Breeding Kennels, Shelters and Boarding Kennels.

Program Outline

Clerical Skills
Veterinary Office Management
Sales Skills
Medical Terminology
Anatomy and Physiology
Small/Large Animal Practice
Preventative Medicine
Common Medical Condition
Surgical Procedures/Equipment
Pre and Post Surgical Patient Care
Active Lab Training
Parasitic Diseases
Animal Restraint
Prescription Diets
Client Education/Euthanasia
General Pet Care
Resume Preparation
Practicum

Program Duration: 28 weeks including practicum
post #23 of 23
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I am going in for my testing on February 10th. I am eligible for the student loan and they are going to give me more than enough money to take the course. The course is $7000.00 and the text books are $371.00. I am so excited! Wish me luck!
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