Certificate of Achievement in Equine Science
This certificate prepares students for entry-level employment in the field of Equine Science. Students completing this certificate will acquire hands-on equine training skills, basic veterinary medicine, sales and service, marketing, and computer applications in agriculture and as related to horse husbandry, horsemanship and animal health.
- Demonstrate industry-level competency in the area of nutrition, management, reproduction and record keeping.
- Demonstrate proper horse control utilizing safe handling procedures in all aspects of equine horsemanship, which include: Leading, holding, tying, saddling, grooming and riding under control.
- Understand and explain basic veterinary medicine which includes, disease and parasite control, recognize signs of colic, identify dental and hoof problems and observe horse for other various health issues.
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 and service in agriculture.
|REQUIRED CERTIFICATE COURSES|
|AG 110||Ag Leadership||3|
|ASCI 022||Horse Husbandry||3|
|ASCI 104||Livestock Disease and Sanitation||3|
|ASCI 123||Horse Production||3|
|ASCI 124||Equine Training||3|
|ASCI 130||Equine Evaluation||3|
|ASCI 140||Beginning Equitation||3|
|or ASCI 141||Intermediate Equitation|
|WEXP 193F||Agriculture Work Experience – First Semester||1|
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.