Horse Science Technology Certificate

Program Description

Students who are preparing for the increasing job opportunities in occupations relating to the raising, breeding and management of horses and for directly related businesses, should consider this curriculum. Some of the specific jobs available to equine students include stable manager, groomer, salesperson in a tack store and public relations specialist.

Gainful Employment

Gainful employment is one important measure that students and parents should pay attention to as they examine colleges and programs. All non-degree programs must be designed to lead to gainful employment in a recognized occupation in order to be deemed eligible for federal student aid. These programs are generally less than 2 years in length and result in a certificate.

Horse Science Technology Certificate

Suggested Courses

Course (Credit Hours):

First Semester

AG 141 Animal Science (4)
AG 142 Animal Nutrition (3)
EQ 151 Horse Production & Management (4)
EQ 161 Western Horsemanship (4)
EQ 253 Horse Health Care (4)
EQ 254 Stable Management (3)
*EQ/AG Electives (1)

Second Semester

AG 232 Forage Crops (3)
EQ 154 Horse Equipment & Facilities (4)
*EQ/AG Electives (1)


* A minimum of two elective hours are required for the Horse Science Technology Certificate. Suggested electives include: (Fall Semester) AG 125, AG 224, AG 225, EQ 158; (Spring Semester) AG 102, AG 225, EQ 109, EQ 120, EQ 159, EQ 220.

Minimum total hours required for degree: 30