The aim of this course is to educate technicians who have sufficient knowledge in animal breeding and laboratory area by giving education to the students to develop scientific thinking, research skills, coping with the problems and approach to different aspects.
Students who prefer our department related to the laboratory; to teach the basic and current knowledge, to gain the ability to apply the knowledge gained in practice, related to animal husbandry; farm management, care-feeding, infectious diseases and protection against zoonoses-control and struggle to give information, to provide information on animal welfare and behavior. In addition, the ability to identify problems that can occur and to produce ideas for the solution, to provide coordination between the professional organizations related to the breeder to provide professional skills to educate the technician is conscious.
In the Laboratory and Veterinary Health Program, the methods such as presentation and problem-based methods, visual and practical methods, and discussion-based methods are applied. These methods are supported by laboratory studies, applications, group work, project studies and technical trips. In the academic year of 2012-2013, the students started to purchase and gave their first graduates in 2013-2014 academic year.
With experienced instructors in their fields; with a student-friendly approach, it is a program that aims to train technicians who can benefit their country, keep animal health, occupational and environmental benefits above personal interests, have vision, are confident and can carry the name of our university and vocational school with honor.
Technician candidates must have high school or equivalent school diploma and have to get enough points from OSYM's Higher Education Institutions Examination.
The courses that students have previously taken at another institution and the learning outcomes of these courses are exempt from graduation credits if they are compatible with the learning outcomes of the program. Compliance and exemption issues of learning outcomes shall be decided by the School Board in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.
In order to obtain associate degree in Laboratories and Veterinary Health Program, students have to complete 120 ECTS elective / compulsory courses in total for 4 semesters, must complete EDO-1 and EDO-2 (internship) training, and the overall weighted average must be at least 2.00 out of 4.00.
Each student must attend at least 70% of the theoretical courses and 80% of the practical courses during the semester in order to register for the courses at the beginning of the semester and to take the final exam. Students are required to take at least 1 midterm exam and 1 final exam for each course. The contribution of the midterm exam (including midterm grades, homework, laboratory exam, quiz etc. scores) is 40% and the final exam is 60%. All exams are evaluated over 100 points. Students taking one of the letter grades AA, BA, BB, CB and CC are considered successful. DC and DD notes are successful grades for conditional transition. In order to be successful in a course with a DC or DD grade, the student must have a GPA of at least 2.00. The "Relative System" is applied in the evaluation of the course results.
Livestock enterprises, animal hospitals, private veterinary clinics, provincial and district directorates of the Ministry of Agriculture, TİGEM enterprises, feed factories, (through KPSS) Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry staff and can be employed in the Medical Laboratory.
Upon successful completion of the program, students are admitted to the upper level based on their scores in the related fields in the Vertical Transfer Exam conducted by OSYM. Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Biology, Faculty of Agriculture - Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Biotechnology.