Equine Science Basic Certificate

Level 1 Certificate

Equine Science Basic 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 Equine Science Certificate as well as Equine Science AAS Degree program. 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 Basic 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.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

The program is designed to take 16 weeks to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

First Semester

First semester courses and credits required to earn the Equine Science Basic Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER
CREDIT HOURS
AGEQ 1411 EQUINE SCIENCE 4
AGEQ 1305 EQUINE ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT 3
AGRI 2330 OR
AGRI 1325
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION & MANAGEMENT OR
MARKETING OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS
3
AGME 1315 FARM AND RANCH SHOP SKILLS I 3
AGEQ 1319 OR
AGEQ 1370 
WESTERN HORSEMANSHIP I OR
PRINCIPLES OF RANCH RIDING I (TEAM)
3
Total credit hours for this semester
TOTAL HOURS 16