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Equine Science – Horse Management and Training Level 1 Workforce Certificate

Horse Management and Training curriculum focus on the specific needs of the student, whether that is to work for a top trainer or manage a horse training business as a sole proprietor. Students may pursue a certificate then if they chose migrate to an AAS degree as all courses in the certificate apply toward the AAS. Some of the careers available to graduates include Horse Trainer/Riding Instructor, Farm/Ranch Manager, Veterinary Technician, Bloodstock Agent, Extension Horse Specialist, and Pedigree Analyst.

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

  1. Identify the major horse breeds and describe their characteristics.
  2. Describe ideal, correct, and incorrect movement in performance horses.
  3. Demonstrate correct and safe handling of horses.
  4. Demonstrate a balanced seat and posture in all gaits
  5. Recognize behavioral patterns and adapt training methods accordingly to individual horses.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This degree is completed completely face-to-face. The program is designed to take three semesters to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.  

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

AGEQ 1411EQUINE SCIENCE I (HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT)

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1401EQUINE BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING I

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1205EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT

2 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

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

AGEQ 2401EQUINE BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING II

4 credit hours

AGEQ 1315HORSE EVALUATION I

3 credit hours

AGRI 2303AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I

3 credit hours

OR

AGRI 2301AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:16


Third Semester

AGAH 1372AGRICULTURAL SPANISH

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

OR

AGEQ 2370LOCAL NEEDS - REINING

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 2371LOCAL NEEDS - ADVANCED RANCH HORSE RIDING

3 credit hours

OR

AGEQ 2372LOCAL NEEDS-ADVANCED REINING

3 credit hours

AGEQ 2386INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE

3 credit hours

Total Credit Hours:12


Total Credit Hours:  41

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.