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Equine Business Management (Applied Associate of Science Degree)


Department Chair: Steve Keith, skeith@nctc.edu, (940) 668-4217

Program Advisor:   Bill Kaven, bkaven@nctc.edu, (940) 668-7731 x4318

 

North Central Texas College is located in the heart of the horse industry of North Texas. The horse industry is a highly diverse industry that supports a wide variety of activities in all regions of the country. Of the approximately 9.2 million horses in the US, nearly 1 million of those reside in Texas. The Equine Science program at NCTC offers a great deal of hands-on experience in training, breeding and management, as well as classroom instruction on the science and business aspects of the horse industry.

Students not only work within the program but directly with many of the outstanding professionals and facilities in the area thereby gaining important work experience and contacts within the industry. The diverse student population encompasses individuals from many levels of experience, disciplines, and background including international students that come to study in the program.

Classes focus on the specific needs of the student, whether that is to work for a large corporation or to manage a business as a sole proprietor. Students may simultaneously pursue an AAS in Equine Business Management and complete a certificate as most classes are required in both. Some of the careers available to graduates include Extension Horse Specialist, Auctioneer, College Professor/Instructor, Equine Industry Retailer/Salesman, Farm/Ranch Manager, Public Relations & Marketing, Equine Journalist, Pedigree Analyst, Horse Show Manager, and Breed Association Administration.

Upon completion of the degree:

  1. Graduates will be able to describe the different segments of the equine industry and the role they play economically.
  2. Graduates will be able to apply principles of leadership to organizational group dynamics.
  3. Graduates will be able to propose effective communication and conflict management techniques.
  4. Graduates will be able to record a business transaction in the journals and ledgers of the accounting system.
  5. Graduates will be able to prepare financial statements (income statement, statement of owner’s equity, balance sheet) for a business entity.

 Students pursing this degree typically incur tuition and fee costs of $7,080.  Books and supplies constitute approximately an additional $2,485 across the entire degree.  Financing for this program may be available through scholarships, loans, and institutional financing plans. 

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.  This degree is completed completely face-to-face except some of the core curriculum requirements may be completed online.

Degree Requirements

First Semester First Year

AGEQ 1319HORSEMANSHIP I

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 1300ENGLISH EQUITATION I

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 1370LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING I

3 credit hours

AGEQ 1411EQUINE SCIENCE I (HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT)

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1205EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

2 credit hours

ENGL 1301COMPOSITION I

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

First Year Second Semester

AGEQ 1315HORSE EVALUATION I

3 credit hours

BMGT 1327PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

ACCT 2301PRINCIPLES OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

3 credit hours

OR

ACNT 1303INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I

3 credit hours

AGEQ 1322FUNDAMENTALS OF RIDING INSTRUCTION

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 1391SPECIAL TOPICS III

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 1371LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING II

3 credit hours

LANGUAGE,PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE, OR CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15



Second Year First Semester

CORE COLLEGE MATH

3 credit hours

SPCH XXXXCOMMUNICATIONS CORE

3 credit hours

BUSG 1304INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ADIVISING

3 credit hours

AGRI 2317INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 2301AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS

3 credit hours

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES CORE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

 

Second Year Second Semester

AGEQ 2311EQUINE SCIENCE II (ADVANCED HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT)

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2310EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

AGAH 1372AGRICULTURAL SPANISH

3 credit hours

BMGT 2309LEADERSHIP

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2386INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

 

Total Credit Hours: 60

*AGEQ2386 will constitute the internship experience.