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Equine Breeding Farm Management Certificate

Level 1 Workforce Certificate

Equine Breeding Farm Management Certificate curriculum focuses on physiology of reproduction as well as the business and management aspects of this side of the equine industry. 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, Laboratory and Research vocations, Pedigree Analysis, Bloodstock Agent, Sales Prep and Marketing, and related Industry Retail/Sales.

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

  • Identify the major horse breeds and describe their characteristics.
  • Demonstrate correct and safe handling of horses.
  • Discuss the management practices used at a breeding farm, and the reasoning behind these practices.
  • Perform basic skills necessary for employment at a typical breeding operation.1
  • Restate proper management procedures during gestation and foaling, as well as basic semen collection, evaluation, insemination, and semen transportation

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This certificate is only offered in face-to-face delivery. The program is designed to take 48 weeks to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester
AGEQ 1205 EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT 2 credit hours
AGEQ 1411 EQUINE SCIENCE I (HORSE PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT) 4 credit hours
AGEQ 1401 EQUINE BEHAVIOR AND TRAINING I 4 credit hours
AGRI 1309 COMPUTERS IN AGRICULTURE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 13
Second Semester
AGEQ 2310 EQUINE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 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 1350 EQUINE REPRODUCTION 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 13
Third Semester
AGRI 2301 AGRICULTURAL POWER UNITS 3 credit hours
OR
AGRI 2303 AGRICULTURAL CONSTRUCTION I 3 credit hours
AGAH 1372 AGRICULTURAL SPANISH 3 credit hours
AGEQ 2386 INTERNSHIP - EQUINE SCIENCE 3 credit hours
Total Credit Hours: 9

Total Credit Hours: 35

Capstone Requirement: AGEQ 2386 Internship - Equestrian/Equine Studies is the capstone requirement and may not be substituted. It should be taken the last semester before graduation.