Core/Elective Course

Veterinary Assistant Certification I (HAG2391B)

This is the first of two courses REQUIRED to complete the Veterinary Assistant Certificate program. This class is open to all students regardless of your intention to complete the Veterinary Assistant Certificate program. This class will include curriculum from Animal Care Technology which is required for the Veterinary Assistant Certificate. This certification is not required in North Dakota.

Veterinary Assistant Certification I explores the basic systems of animals. The course discusses animal cells and tissues, explores the skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, renal, reproductive, digestive, nervous, endocrine and immune systems. The course also covers basic animal health and nutrition and explores veterinary sciences careers. Upon completion of this course, students will have excellent animal husbandry and vet skills that will help them proceed with the Veterinary Assistant Certificate examination. Reference these two flyers for a more detailed program description and a list of competencies validated by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association upon completion of certification.


This course has a prerequisite of Animal Science I and II unless the prerequisite is waived by Mr. Nelson. Email Mr. Nelson at to request a pre-requisite waiver.

Partner Alliance

Nelson Ag Academy Course This course offering is made possible through an alliance with ND CDE and the Nelson Academy of Agricultural Sciences.

Course Syllabus

This computer generated PDF syllabus provides an exact outline of all topics and assignments presented to the student.

North Dakota State Course Codes (MIS03)

This is a single semester (0.5 credit) course. The MIS03 code for this course is: 01067

Career Technical Education (CTE) Course

This course meets standards for the Career and Technical Education graduation requirement. Click here for details.

Course Duration and Extension

This course is designed to be completed in a 20 week semester. Students may extend the time for completion to 40 weeks by re-purchasing the course as a Course Extension before the end of the 20 week enrollment.

Computer Requirements for Online Courses

This is an online course. Click here to view minimum computer requirements. Phones, tablets, and other computing devices, while they may work for some NDCDE services, are not supported for submitting assignments, posting discussions, or taking assessments.

MIS03 Code: 01067
Mode of Instruction: Asynchronous
Course Maximum Completion Length: 140 Days (20 Weeks, 0 Days)
Course Syllabus: LMS Generated PDF File

North Dakota Price: $359.00
Out-of-State Price: $379.00