ANIHF-DP Veterinary Technology

Admission Requirements

If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit me.rrc.mb.ca/Catalogue/Information/MyEducation for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS ARE DUE WITHIN 30 DAYS OF APPLYING (unless otherwise noted below).

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12 including one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Applied Math or Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Math (note: Grade 12 Essential Math and Grade 12 Consumer Math do not meet the requirements for this program)
      • Grade 12 Chemistry
      • Grade 11 Biology (Manitoba Grade 11 Biology provides knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the systems in the human body. This knowledge is required for admission to the AHT program.  Grade 12 Biology has different content therefore it cannot be accepted in lieu of Grade 11 Biology)
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have you successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction? To view a list of ELR exempt countries click here.
      • If yes, you appear to meet English language requirements. Submit your transcripts for verification purposes.
        or
      • If no, you are required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option.  If you choose to complete an English language assessment, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but did not complete three years of high school, submit your transcripts for review.
        and
  3. Recent Volunteer or Work Experience
    • Submit Veterinary Technology Occupational Familiarization Form(s) as proof of completion of 80 hours of volunteer or work experience related to veterinary medicine at a veterinary clinic. This must include a minimum of 8 hours spent with large animals in a large animal or mixed animal clinic or facility
    • This experience must be recent - within the last year
    • The College does not arrange volunteer or work experience placements with veterinary clinics, or recommend specific clinics.  We recommend you contact veterinary clinics directly to enquire about possible volunteer or employment opportunities to assist you in completing the required 80 hours of experience.
      and
  4. Mandatory Diagnostic Test
    • Complete a mandatory diagnostic test to advise you of your program readiness
    • The test will include writing, math, science, and occupational elements
    • Faculty advising may be required based on the diagnostic test results and upgrading may be recommended
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date
      and
  5. Mandatory Orientation Session
    • Attend a mandatory orientation session conducted by program faculty
    • This session will provide a program overview with an emphasis on the requirements of a career in Animal Health Technology
    • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

Mature Student Admission Requirements
If you are 19 years of age or older and have been out of high school for a minimum of one year at time of application, and you do not meet the regular admission requirements, you may apply under the Mature Student admission requirements.

  1. Academic Requirement
    • High school graduation is not required, but you must have successfully completed or be enrolled in one credit in each of the following:
      • Grade 12 English
      • Grade 12 Applied Math or Grade 12 Pre-Calculus Math (note: Grade 12 Essential Math and Grade 12 Consumer Math do not meet the requirements for this program)
      • Grade 12 Chemistry
      • Grade 11 Biology (Manitoba Grade 11 Biology provides knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the systems in the human body. This knowledge is required for admission to the AHT program.  Grade 12 Biology has different content therefore it cannot be accepted in lieu of Grade 11 Biology)
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
      and
  2. Meet Regular Admission Requirements 2 through 5

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying. These requirements have expiration dates and should be completed close to your program start date. Further information will be provided by the College at a later date.


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