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Veterinary Technology

These instructions are for the Pre-Registration Screening for the CNM Veterinary Technology Program.

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Contact CPE Form

(505) 224-4111

Requirements

Deadlines

Fall 2017

  • Screening Form Available: May 5, 2017
  • Screening Form Deadline: June 30, 2017

Fall 2018

  • Screening Form Available: May 4, 2018
  • Screening Form Deadline: July 6, 2018

Forms will open by 9 a.m. (MST) on the Available date.

Forms will close on the deadlines listed at 5 p.m. (MST).

Program Information

Required Coursework

  • ENG 1101: College Writing
  • MATH 1210: Methods of Problem Solving (or higher level math, cannot be MATH 2110 or 2096)
  • BIO 1410 and 1492 Biology for Health Sciences and lab
    or BIO 1510 and 1592: Molecular and Cell Biology and lab
  • CHEM 1410/1492: Introduction to Chemistry and lab
    or CHEM 1710/1792: General Chemistry I and lab

If you are registered in required courses at CNM you will be considered "in progress." These courses must be on your CNM record with a final grade by the end of the term to be eligible to start the program. Courses also must be "in progress" at CNM.

Classes must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. If you do not complete these courses successfully you may lose your seat in the program.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

Cumulative GPA: The Veterinary Technology Program requires an overall GPA of 2.5 on all CNM courses. If you have completed less than 16 credit hours at CNM, cumulative GPAs from all other institutions for which you have submitted transcripts will be averaged into your CNM GPA. More information can be found under Grade Point Average (GPA) under Screening Criteria and Guidelines.

TEAS for Allied Health Entrance Exam

Completion of TEAS for Allied Health Entrance Exam (formerly called the HOBET exam) or HESI A2 Exam is required to be eligible for this program.

Minimum Required Scores

  • Comprehensive: 60.00%
  • Reading: 70.30%
  • Math: 67.90%
  • English: 58.50%
  • Science: 47.40%

Minimum required scores in Reading, Math, English and Science can be obtained through multiple attempts, however each attempt must have a minimum comprehensive (composite) score of 60.00%. If a student reaches a minimum required score in one of the four categories but does not score a 60.00% overall, the attempt will not be valid.

Exam results will be sent from the CNM Assessment Center directly to the Coordinated Program Entry Office.

If you took the TEAS for Allied Health exam at another school and wish to use that score, you must request your transcript to be sent to CNM. Log into your ATI Allied Health account and order either a TEAS for Allied Health Transcript. For HOBET transcripts call (913) 661-5592. Scores sent from another school must meet CNM criteria.

HESI A2 Exam

The HESI exam must be completed with a 75% on all six sections (Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Biology and Chemistry), and an overall score of 75%. Learn more about the HESI exam.

Sign up for the exam online on the Workforce Training Center website:

  • Click on "Course Offerings" on the left-hand side.
  • Then look under "Testing and Assessments" on the right-hand side.
  • Click on NMNEC HESI A2 EXAM.

You are only allowed to take the test twice in any twelve month period. The second attempt must be a minimum of 45 days after the first attempt. The third attempt may be scheduled one year after the second attempt. If you retake the exam, you should sign up for a test date that says "HESI A2 EXAM RETAKE."

Results of the exam are good for one year. Exam results will be sent from Workforce Training Center directly to the Coordinated Program Entry Office. If you took the HESI A2 exam at another school and wish to use that score, you must contact HESI directly at (800) 950-2728 and ask to have your score sent via email to . Scores sent from another school must meet CNM criteria.

Complete the Following Prior to Screening

  1. Enroll as a CNM student (if you are not already a CNM student). Visit the Registration & Application page.

  2. Receive CNM ID number and CNM email address. Check your email address to make sure it is functioning properly and contact Information Technology Services if you have questions.

  3. If you have attended other colleges/universities, have all transcripts sent to the CNM Records Office and allow time for processing. When evaluation is complete, you will receive an email showing how credits were evaluated.

Once you complete the form, you will be notified of your form status by CNM email and it is your responsibility to check your CNM account regularly. You will be notified of the date, time, and what courses to register for in the program. If you successfully register for the program, classes will begin in the upcoming term.

Complete Pre-Clinical Requirements

If you are successfully registered for the Veterinary Technology program, you must complete pre-clinical requirements prior to starting the program. This includes a background check, drug screening and immunizations. More information is available through the Office of Verification and Compliance.

Submit the Form

The Pre-Registration Screening Form is not available at this time. Check the deadlines section of this page for more information.