The program offers an Associate in Arts and a Bachelor of Science in veterinary technology. Graduates can work as veterinary technologists/technicians in companion animal hospitals, farm and equine animal practices, biotechnology companies, diagnostic laboratories, zoos, aquaria, exotics, and specialty practices.
Risk and Resilience in the Lives of Young Families is an innovative course that the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Center for Research on Families helped develop through a unique partnership with Children’s Trust, a statewide agency whose goal is to prevent child abuse. Children’s Trust provides training and support to Healthy Families programs across the state. The course was taught for the first time at the UMass Springfield campus in Fall of 2017 and it is now being taught at the Mount Ida campus in Spring of 2019. The course is open to selected Healthy Families home visitors and UMass undergraduates. Read more about this class here.