Degree Code: ESTC
Number of Credits: 25
This certificate is designed for students interested in developing skills and knowledge that will prepare them for a career in the equine industry. This option is designed for those students who may not be interested in obtaining a degree, or who may wish to set a more-attainable goal while completing a defined course of study.
|Course Number||Course Title||Credits|
|BUS 103||Introduction to Business||3|
|EQS 139||Basic Horse Handling||2|
EQS 142 or
EQS 145 or
Introduction to Equine Care and Maintenance or
Equine Health Maintenance or
Equine Anatomy and Physiology
|EQS 144||Equine Nutrition and Feeding||3|
|EQS 146||Introductory Equine Field Study||2|
EQS 241 or
EQS 243 or
Equine Facilities Management or
Business Management in the Horse Industry or
Equine Pasture and Land Management
|EQS 242||Equine Reproduction, Evaluation and Selection||3|
|EQS 248||Equine Pathology||3|
|SPN 101||Beginning Spanish I||3|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate competence, certainty, and self-assurance when working with horses.
- Apply safe handling techniques, basic care and maintenance techniques, and basic first aid in working with horses.
- Understand the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary, nervous, and endocrine systems of the horse.
- Evaluate a horse’s body condition, surroundings, work load, and other factors to develop a proper diet regimen for the best care of the horse.
- Take equine vital signs and recognize symptoms of poor health, disease, and infection.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary for basic horse care and the treatment and prevention of common horse ailments.
- Understand conformation and selection of horses.
- Apply pasture management techniques such as seeding, poisonous weed control, safe fertilization, and determining pasture rotation schedules.
- Apply equine facilities management techniques for stable design, proper hay and grain storage, pasture and turn out options, and indoor/outdoor riding rings.
- Apply skills learned regarding communication, regulation, marketing, staff management, and sales and service in running an equine business.