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Associate of Science in Equine Studies

The courses offered in Equine Studies are designed to prepare students for a variety of professions in the horse industry or transfer to a higher institution. Students preparing for immediate entry into a horse career will find practical hands on courses designed to assist them in achieving their occupational goals.  Through study and applied practice, students prepare for careers in four basic Equine Studies concentrations: Pack Skills, Ranch Skills, Horse Training Skills, and Rodeo Skills.

 

Associate of Science Degree Requirements

Major Requirements  ................................................ 30

Minimum FRC General Education Requirements  ....... 24

General Elective Course Units  ................................... 6

Total Associate Degree Requirements ........................60

 
Required Courses for Major
                                                                      Units

AGAS 120  Introduction to Animal Science                                         

OR ……………………………………………...........................……...3

AGAS 125 Animal Feeds and Nutrition                                                 

 

AGEQ 123    Introduction to Farrier Science  ...................................... 1

 

AGEQ 009     Draft Horse Driving  I  ................................................ 0.5

 

AGEQ 102  Elements of Equine Science  ............................................ 3

AGEQ 103 Western Equitation I  ........................................................ 2

 

AGEQ 104  Horse Conformation and Judging....................................... 1

 

AGEQ 115  Elements of Horse Training I ........................................... 1

AGEQ 116  Elements of Horse Training II .......................................... 1

AGEQ 106  Western Equitation II  ..................................................... 2

 

AGEQ 140  Intro to Equine Behavior & Training  ................................ 2

 

AGEQ 141  Equine Behavior & Training  ............................................ 2

AGEQ 204  Training Young Horses Under Saddle Fall  ......................... 2

 

AGEQ 214  Handling & Care of the Foal, Weanling, Yearling Horse Fall

OR ……………………………………………..........................……...1

AGEQ 215  Handling & Care of the Foal, Weanling, Yearling Horse Spring

AG 295  Community Service Learning in Agriculture

OR ……………………………………………..........................……...1

AGEQ 299  Special Projects in Equine Studies   

   

AG 270  Fundamental of Agriculture Education and Employment  ........ 0.5

 

AG 271  Agriculture Education and Employment  ................................ 0.5

 

Total Core Requirements ...............................................................23

Concentrations (choose one area below)  ........................................7

Total Major Requirements..............................................................30

 

Equine Studies Concentrations

 

Choose from one of the four following concentrations to complete your major requirements:

 

Pack Skills

AGEQ 107  Elements of Pack Station & Stable Operations .......................................3

AGEQ 108  Fundamentals of Pack Station & Stable Operations Field Experience .......2

AGEQ 109  Pack Station & Stable Operations Field Exp............................................2

                            

Ranch Skills

AGEQ 210  Introduction to Ranch Work with Horses  .............................................. 2

AGEQ 211  Applied Ranch Work with Horses I  ...................................................... 2

AGEQ 212  Applied Ranch Work with Horses II  ..................................................... 2

AGEQ 225  Ranch Horsemanship  ........................................................................ 0.5

AGEQ 226  Advanced Horsemanship......................................................................0.5

 

Horse Training Skills

AGEQ 205  Training Young Horses Under Saddle  Spring  ......................................... 2

AGEQ 206  Adv. Training Young Horses Under Saddle  ............................................ 2

AGEQ 207 Preparing the Horse for Sale & Show........................................................2

AGEQ 225  Ranch Horsemanship  ......................................................................... 0.5

AGEQ 226  Advanced Horsemanship.......................................................................0.5

 

Rodeo Skills

AGEQ 180   Rodeo Skills & Techniques - Men                                               
OR...........................................................................................................................2
AGEQ 181   Rodeo Skills & Techniques - Women

AGEQ 182   Intercollegiate Rodeo    .......................................................................  2

AGEQ 184   Advanced Intercollegiate Rodeo  .......................................................... 2

AGEQ 186   Rodeo Production  ............................................................................... 1

 

Recommended Major Electives

                                                                                                                     Units

AGAB088          Ranch Management  .................................................................... 2.5

AGAB110          Introduction to Agricultural Business  ............................................... 3

AGAB112          Agriculture Sales and Communication  ............................................. 3

AGEQ135           Equine/Rodeo Sports Conditioning  .................................................. 1

AGAB150          Computer Applications in Agriculture  .............................................. 3

AGMA108         Tractor Operation  ........................................................................... 3

HLTH105           First Aid and Safety  ....................................................................... 1

OR

Any other Agriculture courses to fulfill credit requirements or General Education courses needed to fulfill transfer requirements to a four-year academic institution.

 

 

 

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