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Equine Breeding Farm Management Level 1 Workforce Certificate

Equine Breeding Farm Management Certificate curriculum focuses on physiology of reproduction as well as the business and management aspects of this side of the equine industry.  Coursework may also be applied to any of the other certificates offered as well as both AAS Degree programs. Some of the careers available to graduates include, Breeding Farm/General Farm Mgt., Vet Technician, Laboratory and Research vocations, Pedigree Analysis, Bloodstock Agent, Sales Prep and Marketing, and related Industry Retail/Sales.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate , students will be able to:

  1. Identify the major horse breeds and describe their characteristics.
  2. Demonstrate correct and safe handling of horses.
  3. Discuss the management practices used at a breeding farm, and the reasoning behind these practices.
  4. Perform basic skills necessary for employment at a typical breeding operation.1
  5. Restate proper management procedures during gestation and foaling, as well as basic semen collection, evaluation, insemination, and semen transportation

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This certificate is only offered in face-to-face delivery. The program is designed to take 48 weeks to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.  

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

AGEQ 1205EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

2 credit hours

AGEQ 1411EQUINE SCIENCE I (HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT)

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1401EQUINE BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING I

4 credit hours

AGRI 1309COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:13

Second Semester

AGEQ 2310EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

3 credit hours

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

3 credit hours

AGCR 1441FORAGE AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1350EQUINE REPRODUCTION

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:13

Third Semester

AGRI 2301AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

AGAH 1372AGRICULTURAL SPANISH

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2386INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:9

Total Credit Hours:  35

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.