Equine Science Program Location
North Central Texas College is located in the
heart of the horse industry of North Texas. The horse industry is a
highly diverse industry that supports a wide variety of activities in
all regions of the country. Of the approximately 9.2 million horses in
the US, nearly 1 million of those reside in Texas. The Equine Science
program at NCTC offers a great deal of hands-on experience in training,
breeding and management, as well as classroom instruction on the science
and business aspects of the horse industry.
Program Purpose and Goals
The goal of the Equine Science program is to offer a
well-rounded, quality education for those students interested in
becoming an equine professional. It is our goal to provide the students
with instruction and experiences that mirror the real world
requirements, and in turn put forth a hard working, reliable student
that will be a true asset to the industry.
Important Program Information for Prospective Students
Students applying to this program should be aware that the nature of this program is very
demanding physically, and classes can be very time consuming. Students
have assignments both on campus as well as off campus for various
classes, and are expected to fulfill these commitments and more.
Riding experience and basic knowledge of care and
management is important for this program as there are no entry level
riding classes offered in the program.
There are career opportunities
in many different areas of the equine industry. Full-time equivalent
employment across the Texas horse industry exceeds 96,000 people
and is growing each year. So, if your interest is training, breeding,
showing, or teaching there are many opportunities to find the career
path you are interested in.
For additional information,
Phone: 940-668-7731 Ext. 4372
Phone: 940-668-7731 Ext. 4318