Equine Studies – Management (Certificate)

Award: Certificate
Degree Code: ESMC
Number of Credits: 17

Program Description

This certificate focuses on business concepts and issues in the operation of equine enterprises. It 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 that provides a broad-based perspective of the Equine industry.

Required Courses

Course Number Course Title Credits
BUS 103 Introduction to Business 3
EQS 139 Basic Horse Handling 2
EQS 142 or
EQS 145 or
EQS 148
Introduction to Equine Care and Maintenance or
Equine Health Maintenance or
Equine Anatomy and Physiology
EQS 241 Equine Facilities Management 3
EQS 243 Business Management in the Horse Industry 3
SPN 101 Introductory Spanish I

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence, certainty, and self-assurance when working with horses.
  • Apply safe basic care and maintenance techniques, in working with horses and the selection of horses .
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of business systems, management, human resources and marketing.
  • 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, staff management, and sales and service in running an equine business.