A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts.  A learning plan is developed by the college and the employer. 

Each student will be placed in the horse industry under the supervision of a prominent person who specializes in the student's main areas of interest. The student's industry training will be supervised by the instructor as well as their immediate supervisor on the job. Internship is typically completed 8 weeks, full time hours, during the summer, or part time hours during the fall or spring semester.

This course serves as the external or capstone experience.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Apply the theory, concepts, and skills involving specialized materials, tools, equipment, procedures, regulations, laws, and interactions within and among political, economic, environmental, social, and legal systems associated with the occupation and the business/industry
  • Demonstrate legal and ethical behavior, safety practices, interpersonal and teamwork skills, and appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the business/industry

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
External Learning/Field/Skills/Practicum Hours: 144.0


  • Departmental approval required for registration in this course.