A.A.S. Degree in Equine Training Technology (A15190)
The Equine Training Technology curriculum is designed to prepare students for positions within the horse industry. The curriculum is management oriented, preparing graduates for the widest range of available equine jobs; areas of specialization may be pursued during the internship.
Course work includes farm management, breeding, nutrition, selection/judging, and health. Training, teaching, and riding are also included. Students are assigned a horse and practice day-to-day management at an equine facility.
Graduates should qualify for jobs with many different types of equine operations: grooms to assistant managers; private to recreational and racing barns; breed to discipline-oriented farms.
A program that focuses on the horse, horsemanship, and related subjects and prepares individuals to care for horses and horse equipment; ride and drive horses for leisure, sport, show, and professional purposes; and manage the training of horses and riders. Potential course work includes instruction in horse breeding, nutrition, health, and safety; history of the horse and horsemanship; horse development and training; riding and equestrian technique; stable, paddock, and track management; and equipment maintenance and repair.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the level of responsibility and work ethic necessary to be effective and successful in the Equine Industry.
- Assess equine injuries and apply first aid while utilizing proper safety techniques.
- Demonstrate a balanced seat, and the proper use of natural and artificial aids while applying basic riding and training techniques to green and broke horses.