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Equine Management Certificate Level 1 Workforce Certificate


Equine Management Certificate curriculum focuses on the business and managerial aspects of running an equine facility, whether this is as a sole proprietor or for a public, working ranch, or private equine facility. Coursework may also be applied to any of the other certificates offered as well as both AAS Degree programs. Some of the careers available to graduates include, Breeding Farm/General Farm Mgt., Vet Technician, Bloodstock Agent, Horse Show Manager, Sales Prep and Marketing, and a variety of related Industry Retail/Sales.

Upon completion of the Level 1 Workforce Certificate, students will be able to:

  • Propose managerial practices relevant to the equine industry
  • Evaluate form to function regarding conformation, and performance of horses
  • Utilize relevant computer programs commonly used in equine businesses.

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This certificate is only offered in face-to-face delivery. The program is designed to take 32 weeks to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester
AGEQ 1411 EQUINE SCIENCE I (HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT) 4 credit hours
AGEQ 1205 EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT 2 credit hours
AGRI 1309 COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE 3 credit hours
AGEQ 1319 HORSEMANSHIP I 3 credit hours
OR
AGEQ 1300 ENGLISH EQUITATION I 3 credit hours
OR
AGEQ 1370 LOCAL NEEDS - PRINCIPLES OF RANCH HORSE RIDING I 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 12
Second Semester
AGEQ 1315 HORSE EVALUATION I 3 credit hours
AGEQ 2311 EQUINE SCIENCE II (ADVANCED HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT) 3 credit hours
AGCR 1441 FORAGE AND PASTURE MANAGEMENT 4 credit hours
AGEQ 2310 EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 13

Total Credit Hours: 25

Capstone Requirement: Students completing the certificate must pass a comprehensive program exam with a score of 70% or higher to satisfy the capstone requirement. Exam must be scheduled with the Department Chair.