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Equine Science (Associate of Applied Science Degree)


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

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

Gainesville Campus

The Equine Program is designed to give students hands-on experience, real industry application, and a well-rounded curriculum that includes science, business, riding, and training. Located in the heart of horse country, 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.

Important Notice: Students should also note that this is a very rigorous program that requires a large amount of time, significant class loads, and extra work experiences out side of class.


Degree Requirements

First Year First Semester

ENGL XXXXCOMMUNICATIONS CORE

3 credit hours

OR

SPCH XXXXCOMMUNICATIONS CORE

3 credit hours

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

AGRI 1309COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:15

    First Year Second Semester

    AGEQ 1315HORSE EVALUATION I

    3 credit hours

    AGAH 1372AGRICULTURAL SPANISH

    3 credit hours

    OR

    AGRI 2317INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

    3 credit hours

    OR

    AGMG 2301LIVESTOCK BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    3 credit hours

    AGEQ 2339HORSEMANSHIP II

    3 credit hours

    OR

    AGEQ 2359ENGLISH EQUITATION II

    3 credit hours

    OR

    AGEQ 1371LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING II

    3 credit hours

    SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

    3 credit hours

    LANGUAGE,PHILOSOPHY AND CULTURE, OR CREATIVE ARTS ELECTIVE

    3 credit hours

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

    3 credit hours

    Total Credit Hours:18

    Second Year First Semester

    AGRICULTURE MECHANICS

    3 credit hours

    CORE COLLEGE MATH

    3 credit hours

    AGEQ 1401EQUINE BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING I

    4 credit hours

    LIFE AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    4 credit hours

    Total Credit Hours:14

    Second Year Second Semester

    AGRI 1419INTRODUCTORY ANIMAL SCIENCE

    4 credit hours

    AGEQ 1350EQUINE REPRODUCTION

    3 credit hours

    AGEQ 2310EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

    3 credit hours

    AGEQ 2386INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE

    3 credit hours

    Total Credit Hours:13

    1. Choose one from: ENGL1301  or SPCH1315 or SPCH1321
    2. Equestrian I Requirement: AGEQ1319, or AGEQ1300 or AGEQ1370
    3. Choose one from AGAH1397 or AGRI2317 or AGMG2301
    4. Equestrian II Requirement: AGEQ2339 or AGEQ2359 or AGEQ1371 or AGEQ2370
    5. Choose one course from the Core Curriculum Social & Behavioral Sciences
    6. Choose one from AGRI2301 or AGRI2303
    7. Choose one course from the Core Curriculum in Mathematics
    8. Choose one course from the Core Curriculum in Life and Physical Sciences
    9. Choose one course from the Core Curriculum for either Language, Philosophy and Culture OR Creative Arts

    Total Credit Hours: 60

    *AGEQ2386 will constitute the capstone experience.