Horse Science Technology (AAS)

Program Description

Students completing the Horse Science Technology Program will find a demand for their skills and services in occupations relating to the raising, breeding and management of horses. Some of the specific jobs for equine students include stable manager, groomer, salesperson in a tack store and public relations specialist.

The Horse Science Technology Program offers classroom study and laboratory exercises coupled with supervised on-the-job work experience to prepare students for gainful employment in the horse industry.

Special program features include: supervised on-the-job experience during the first and second year, elective courses to expand an individual’s areas of interest and knowledge, 8-week spring semester on campus, with the balance of semester on the job; majority of courses in agriculture or are agriculture-related.

Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

First Semester

AG 125 Computers in Agriculture (1)
AG 141 Animal Science or
AG 285 Animal Science (4)
EQ 101 Introductory Equine Seminar (1)
EQ 151 Horse Production & Management (4)
EQ 158 Horse Evaluation I (1)
EQ 161 Western Horsemanship (4)
HEAL 200 First Aid (1)
Communications Elective (3)

Second Semester

EQ 102 Horse Science Work Experience Seminar (1)
EQ 109 Equine Work Experience (5)
EQ 154 Horse Equipment & Facilities (3)
EQ 159 Horse Evaluation II (1)
AG 232 Forage Crops (3)
Mathematics Elective (3)
EQ/AG Electives (3)

Third Semester

AG 121 Ag Economics or
AG 281 Ag Economics (3)
AG 142 Animal Nutrition (3)
EQ 253 Horse Health Care (4)
EQ 254 Stable Management (3)
*EQ/AG Electives (3-4)

Fourth Semester

EQ 201 Adv Horse Sci Work Exper Semin (1)
EQ 209 Adv Horse Science Work Experie (5)
AG 211 Ag Salesmanship (3)
AG 225 Computer Applications in Agri (3)
*EQ/AG Electives (3)

 

* A minimum of six or seven elective hours (depending upon whether AG 121 or AG 281 is taken during the 3rd semester) are required in the Horse Science Technology Program. Suggested electives include: (Fall Semester) AG 131, EQ 258, 262, or 267; (Spring Semester) AG 214, AG 222, EQ 120, EQ 167, EQ 220, EQ 259, EQ 263, EQ 264, or EQ 266.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 70