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Equine Business Management (Applied Associate of Science Degree)

Coursework in the Equine Business Management Degree focuses 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 Associate of Applied Science Degree, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the different segments of the equine industry and the role they play economically.
  2. Apply principles of leadership to organizational group dynamics.
  3. Propose effective communication and conflict management techniques.
  4. Record a business transaction in the journals and ledgers of the accounting system.
  5. Prepare financial statements (income statement, statement of owner’s equity, balance sheet) for a business entity.

This degree is completed primarily face-to-face, however some of the core curriculum and business course requirements may be completed online or at other NCTC campuses. The program is designed to take two years to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

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

Capstone Requirement: AGEQ 2386 Internship - Equestrian/Equine Studies is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.