Veterinary Technology (VTEC) Readiness assessment

Please be advised that Douglas College is temporarily suspending face-to-face student services. The Veterinary Technology (VTEC) Readiness assessment will be offered online via Blackboard using the Respondus Lockdown Browser and Monitor using your personal computer and web camera.

Please note that Blackboard no longer supports Internet Explorer but use of Chrome or Firefox.


Who should write

Only students who do not have proof of B.C. Foundations of Math 11 OR B.C. Principles of Math 11 with a C grade or better or an approved substitution AND have applied to the Veterinary Technology program.

What it tests

The test consists of questions drawn from topics such as:

  • calculating percents
  • solving proportions
  • performing operations with integers and fractions, following the correct order of operations
  • solving equations: linear, rational, literal
  • solving word problems which yield linear equations
  • evaluating algebraic expressions and formulas: linear, rational, exponential, radical
  • determining slope: given two points on a line
  • determining the equations of a straight line in slope-intercept form
  • reading and interpreting linear and non-linear graphs
  • solving right triangles for missing sides

Preparation for the test

Books entitled Intermediate Algebra or College Algebra can help you review for the test.  Local public libraries will have these available.

Format of the test

This Assessment is an 18 question multiple-choice test which requires a mark of 12 or higher to pass. 12/18 is an approved substitution for B.C. Foundations of Math 11 or B.C. Principles of Math 11 with a grade of C. Students who score from 9 to 11 will be permitted to rewrite after 2 months or take the MATU Assessment for placement. Students who score 8 or lower must complete the MATU Assessment for placement or will be permitted to re-write the test again after 1 year. The Assessment takes approximately 1 hour to complete.

Test results

The invigilator will give you your test results once the exam is completed and marked.  Results go directly on your computerized student record but you should keep your copy of the results in case you must register in person during the first two weeks of class.

What to bring to the test

Please bring your student number, photo identification, and a pen or pencil.  No calculators are allowed.  The invigilator will provide scratch paper which will be collected when you complete the test.

Testing policy

Students may take an assessment test for admission to courses and/or programs a maximum of two times within a two year period.  Students who believe extenuating circumstances exist may contact the Registrar to request special consideration or exemption to this policy.


Visit page How to book an Assessment page.

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