Agricultural and Animal Sciences

The Department of Agricultural and Animal Sciences (versión español) of the Inter American University of Puerto Rico – Guayama Campus, aims for its graduates to acquire the fundamental skills and knowledge of agricultural and animal sciences. It trains the student in technological aspects incorporated into the areas of agriculture and veterinary through the offering of programs in the area of Agricultural and Veterinary Technology.



The AVMA Committee on Veterinary Technician Education and Activities (CVTEA)


The Veterinary Technology Program of Inter American University-Guayama Campus is accredited by the AVMA CVTEA as a program for educating veterinary technicians.

El Programa de Tecnología Veterinaria de la Universidad Interamericana, Recinto de Guayama, está acreditado por AVMA CVTEA como programa para educar técnicos veterinarios.

Initial Accreditation: February 17, 2022; Next Evaluation: 2027


Mission and Vision of the Department

Mission
The Department of Agricultural and Animal Sciences, consistent with the Mission of the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, Guayama Campus, has the social responsibility of providing an education of excellence, through the development of innovative techniques and infrastructures in the areas of Agriculture and Veterinary Technology, thus promoting the efficiency, integrity and quality of our graduates.


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The Department of Agricultural and Animal Sciences is founded on the need and reality of Puerto Rico. It works to develop professionals with a theoretical and practical education that enables them to perform successfully both professionally and personally. The program encourages and strengthens innovation, internationalization and research according to global educational needs and turns them into upright citizens, competent specialists, entrepreneurs and committed to social welfare.


Academic Offerings
Associate degrees

The Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Agricultural Technology program aims to train professionals in the agricultural sector. The program is designed for students who are interested in the fields of agricultural production and agro-industries. Graduates of this program will be able to acquire theoretical and practical knowledge that will allow them to work in the areas of quality, agricultural production and innovation and in the conservation of the environment.
The focus of the mission and philosophy of the proposed curriculum, frame a vision of the graduate with a theoretical and practical education that enables them to perform successfully both professionally and personally. The program of the Associate Degree in Applied Sciences in Agricultural Technology has the educational goal of achieving a graduate with the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable him/her to be employed, generate agribusiness and at the same time offer a good service to the particular society he/she belongs to. The program is intended to form a well-educated and competent professional, responsible and respectful of himself, his profession and society.


The Associate Degree in Applied Science program in Veterinary Technician aims to train professionals who can assist the veterinarian in the procedures of exploration, treatment and pharmacology, prevention and diagnosis of diseases in animals. The graduate will be able to carry out other tasks of assistance to domestic animals, in the emergency areas, operating room and first aid, as well as imaging techniques and laboratory tests. The program is designed for students who aspire to work as assistants in clinics, hospitals, farms and animal research centers or any other place where a veterinarian needs their assistance.

Bachelor's degree

The Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology aspires to train professionals who can assist the doctor in veterinary medicine in procedures such as exploration, treatment and pharmacology, prevention, and diagnosis of diseases in animals. The graduate will be able to assist in other functions in the attention of domestic animals, research, and farm in the emergency areas, operating room and first aid; as well as imaging techniques and laboratory tests. The program is designed for students who wish to work as veterinary technologists in clinics, hospitals, farms, and animal research centers or anywhere else the doctor in veterinary medicine needs their assistance. The student who cannot complete the bachelor program will have the option of completing an Associate Degree in Veterinary Technician.

  • Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Technology / (Brochure)


    The Bachelor in Agricultural Sciences in Agronomy aspires to train professionals in the agricultural sector, particularly in the areas of crops, animal production and entrepreneurship. The curricular design of this program includes theoretical and practical courses. In addition, elements such as entrepreneurship, research and technology are integrated into the conceptual framework of the curriculum. It is expected that graduates of this program can acquire theoretical and practical knowledge that will allow them to work in the areas of quality control, agricultural production and innovation, and environmental protection.

     


Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements
High school

  • 1. Official transcript of high school credits or its equivalent with a minimum grade point index of 2.00 or its equivalent.
  • 2.“College Board”, “SAT” or “ACT” results
  • 3.Original Immunization Certificate (student under 21 years old)
  • 4.Must present Social Security card
  • 5.Valid identification (license, passport or military ID)
  • 6.Declaration of Concentration (submit the form)
  • 7.Form W9-S

Transfer Student

  • 1.Official transcript of credits from the University (s) of origin
  • 2.Must have passed at least 12 credits with a grade of C or better from an accredited institution, except in academic programs that establish different requirements, in which case they must meet these requirements.
  • 3.Not having been subject to disciplinary actions at the educational institution of origin
  • 4.Original Immunization Certificate (student under 21 years old)
  • 5.Certification of Transfer Student
  • 6.Must present Social Security card
  • 7.Valid identification (license, passport or military ID)
  • 8.Catalog or description of courses taken at other universities (if necessary)
  • 9.Declaration of Concentration (form)
  • 10.Form W9-S (form)
  • 11.Transfer Student Certification Form (form)

Students Adult Education Program (AVANCE)

Graduation Requirements

Graduation Requirements: Asociate Degree in Applied Sciences in Veterinary Technology

All students to be a candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the 65 credits included in the study program.
  • Complete a total of 240 hours of clinical practice.
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Meet any other institutional graduation requirement that is in effect at the time the student requests graduation.

Graduation Requirements: Bachelor Degree in Sciences in Veterinary Technology

All students to be a candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the 120 credits included in the study program.
  • Complete a total of 240 hours of clinical practice of Veterinary Technician.
  • Complete a total of 240 hours of clinical practice of Veterinary Technologist.
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Meet any other institutional graduation requirement that is in effect at the time the student requests graduation.

Graduation Requirements: Asociate Degree in Applied Sciences in Agricultural Technology

All students to be a candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the 60 credits included in the study program.
  • Complete a total of 120 hours of agricultural practice.
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Meet any other institutional graduation requirement that is in effect at the time the student requests graduation.

Graduation Requirements: Bachelor of Agricultural Science in Agronomy

All students to be a candidate for graduation must meet the following requirements:

  • Pass the 129 credits included in the study program.
  • Complete a total of 120 hours of agricultural practice.
  • Complete a total of 120 hours of agricultural science practice.
  • Obtain a minimum GPA of 2.00
  • Meet any other institutional graduation requirement that is in effect at the time the student requests graduation.



Director of the Department
Agro. Amaris Guzmán Rivera, M.S
email: amaris.guzman@guayama.inter.edu
Tel. 787-864-2222 Ext. 2130
Administrative Official I
Mariely Lebrón Ramos
email: mariely.lebron@guayama.inter.edu
Tel. 787-864-2222 Ext. 2227