Equine Science Certificate


Equine Science Certificate curriculum focuses on physiology of reproduction as well as the business and management aspects of this side of the equine industry.  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.
  • 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 32 weeks to complete and is comprised of the following suggested pathway or course of study.

Certificate Requirements

Courses and credits required to earn the Equine Science Level 1 Certificate
RUBRIC NUMBER COURSE TITLE SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
AGEQ 1411 Equine Science 4
AGEQ 1305 Equine Enterprise Management 3
AGEQ 1315 Horse Evaluation I 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 HOURS 16
SECOND SEMESTER
AGEQ 1350 Equine Reproduction 3
AGEQ 2310 Equine Business Management 3
AGEQ 2311 Equine Science II 3
AGEQ 2339 or AGEQ 1371 Western Horsemanship II or Principles of Ranch Horse II (Team)  3
AGRI 1325 or AGCR 1307 Marketing of Ag Products or Range Management 3
TOTAL HOURS 15
DEGREE TOTAL HOURS 31