Certificate of Achievement in Equine Science

Division: Agriculture

This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Equine Science. Students completing this certificate will acquire sales and service, marketing, accounting, and computer applications in agriculture and as related to horse husbandry, equitation and animal health.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate industry-level competency in the area of nutrition, health, breeding and record keeping.
  • Demonstrate proper horse control utilizing the three basic gaits. These gaits are to be performed to beginning-level industry standards.
  • List and demonstrate proper and safe handling, tying, saddling, and mounting/dismounting a horse.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following fields: equine barn manager, reproductive management, equine clinician, or retail sales in agriculture.

Rquired Certificate Cosurses (19 Units)19
Horse Husbandry
Animal Diseases & Sanitation
Horse Production
Colt Breaking
Equine Evaluation
Beginning Equitation
Intermediate Equitation
AG Leadership
Agriculture Wrk Exp-1st Sem
Total19

The Certificate of Achievement requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Agriculture Division Chair.