Veterinary Technician

Veterinary Technician AAS - Veterinary Technology Systems

Looking for an exciting profession centered around the health and well-being of animals? NCTA's Veterinary Technology Program is for you. From cattle to llamas, dogs to exotic birds, you will work with diverse animals and learn in state of the art facilities. Expand your knowledge even more through internships, work at research facilities or travel with the Safari Club. Educational opportunities that are available from the Veterinary Technology Division include 5 different Associate of Applied Science Degree Options.  These options are Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Technician, Animal Husbandry, Animal Health Management and Equine Health. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the VTNE and become a licensed veterinary technician.

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

Veterinary Technician National Exam Three-Year Pass Rate


July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023

First-Time Test Takers


Three-Year Pass Rate




  • Vet Tech Teaching Specialist
  • Emergency Veterinary Technician
  • Large Animal Technician
  • Equine Specialty Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Reseach Technician
  • Veterinary Practice Manager
  • and Many More!

Courses Offered

Associated Clubs and Teams

Featured Student

Michelle Connelly Veterinary Technology Major

"Helping animals has been my dream since I was 5 years old.  Working kennels at a veterinary hospital, I heard the vet techs talking about how they went to NCTA for their training and I thought, this is the place for me.  I love the hands-on training and the one-on-one we get with the professors, but mostly I like that I’m working towards a career I know I will enjoy, because it is one with animals."