Assistant Animal Laboratory Technology


The mission of the Assistant Animal Laboratory Technology (AALT) Program is to prepare students for entry-level employment as technicians in a choice of two animal care career paths: Companion animals in a veterinary hospital or diagnostic laboratory setting, or Lab animals in a biomedical research facility setting.


Information Detail
Time Commitment Full Time
Typical Program Length 12 Months
Clock Hours 1,296
Class Type Day
Credentials Diploma
Total Tuition/Fees $3,936.00
Textbook/Supplies Cost $1,798.61

Program Credentials

Option NameHoursCredentials
Cage Wash Technician432Certificate
Animal Caretaker864Certificate
Assistant Animal Laboratory Technician1296Diploma

Campus Locations

Main Campus
550 Alabama Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105


First Trimester: 
Veterinary terminology and related math
Basic anatomy and physiology
Animal welfare regulations
Occupational health and safety
Research facilities and equipment
Hygiene and sanitation
Feed and nutrition
Second Trimester: 
Species-specific information
Animal husbandry and recordkeeping
Genetics and breeding
Animal diseases and treatments
Animal health surveillance
Third Trimester: 
Technical skills and procedures
Diagnostic techniques
Veterinary pharmacology and anesthesia
Asepsis and the surgical environment
Verbal and written communication skills
Employability skills
Clinical - Technical

Books and Supplies Lists


Taylor Horner

careeronestop logo

Please keep in mind that some of the content that we make available to users through this application comes from Careeronestop Web Services. All such content is provided to users "as is." This content and customer’s use of it are subject to change and/or removal at any time.