Program Description

Whether you want to learn more about horses from the perspective of an owner, rider, or just someone fascinated by horses, or you're more interested in the business side of the equine industry, such as stable management or ownership, the Equine Studies program is for you. Courses offered will give you basic knowledge of horse health and maintenance as well as business skills to make commercial decisions.

Certificate Programs

Equine Studies

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.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

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Equine Studies – Management

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 & Learning Outcomes

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with these certificates?

Equine Studies
This certificate is designed to give you hands-on experience working with horses. It will provide you with the confidence to be a better horse owner or handler. While this program gives you a knowledge of horse behavior and health, and may help you decide if you want to work with horses, it is not a pre-veterinary program.
Equine Studies – Management
This certificate is designed to give you experience working in the business of owning or operating an equine facility. Former students include stable owners and managers as well as more savvy horse owners.

Will these courses help me get into a pre-veterinary program?

This certificate will document your experience working with horses. However, a pre-veterinary degree is most often a 4-year biology or agriculture science degree. Although our courses are modeled from 4-year programs, transferability will depend upon the school you are transferring to.

What opportunities are there for an internship while I’m a student at Cecil College?

The College does not, at this time, have an official internship program for the equine program. However, there are several field study courses that will entail work experience at multiple equine facilities.

Admissions & Advising

Cecil College is an open enrollment institution. Get more information, find out how to apply, or meet with an advisor.

Transfer

Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.

Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.

Faculty

Cecil College Equine Studies adjuncts are credentialed in their profession and have years of professional experience owning businesses and/or working in their fields.