Cecil College Equine Studie Certificates - Woman in a stable with a horse and a laptop.

Program Description

If you want to learn more about horses from the perspective of an owner, rider or just someone fascinated by horses, this is the certificate for you. The courses will give you basic knowledge of horse health and maintenance as well as when to call the veterinarian.

Certificate Programs in Equine Studies

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.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

Refer to the college catalog for a list of required courses and learning outcomes for the Equine Studies certificate program.

Equine Studies - Management

This certificate explores a broad based perspective on the equine industry and the operation of equine enterprises.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

Refer to the college catalog for a list of required courses and learning outcomes for the Equine Studies - Management certificate program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with a certificate in 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.

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 is a required field study course that will mandate work experience at several equine facilities.

Admissions & Advising

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


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.


Full-time Faculty

Christine Warwick
Science & Technology, Chair
M.S., University of St. Joseph

Adjunct Faculty

Our adjunct faculty in equine studies hold advanced degrees in their fields and bring a wide array of experience into the classroom.