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Equine Management and Training AAS
Semester Hours:  70
Effective Term: Fall 2017
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: RDG094


Program Description: The Equine Management and Training AAS Degree contains two options for the Associate of Applied Science Degree. Students complete a Horse Trainer or an Equine Business Management program of study. The degree prepares students for employment in a variety of areas in the horse industry. Classroom activities and practical laboratory experiences are provided in both options.

Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Equine Management and Training AAS
Total Credits: 70

General Education Requirements (19-20)

Written Communications (3)
Select one:
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG121 Applied Technical Writing (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM100 Fundamentals of Human Communication (3) or higher

Art and Humanities (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the Following: ART, HMC, LIT, MHL, PHI, AND THE. Students may also choose any course from the Art or Humanities AGEC lists. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Art and Humanities category. For example, studens may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS course to complete their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
Select courses numbered 100 or above from the following: ABS, ECN, GEO, HIS, POS, PSY, AND SOC. Students may also choose any course from the Social and Behavioral Sciences AGEC list. The required courses must represent two different departments for the Social and Behavioral Sciences category. For example, students may not take a HIS course to fulfill their Art and Humanities requirement, if they are using another HIS courses to compelte their Social and Behavioral Sciences requirement.

Physical and Biological Sciences (4)
Select a 4-credit course with a lab numbered 100 or above from the Biological and Physical Science Lab list. Students may also choose a course from the Biological and Physical lab Science AGEC list.

Mathematics (3-4)
Select one:
BUS101 Business Mathematics (3)
MAT118 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core Requirements (48)
ANS101 Animal Industry (3)
ANS102 Horsemanship I (3)
ANS104 Human and Animal Interrelationships (3)
ANS110 Horse Event Production (3)
ANS111 Horseshoeing I (3)
ANS121 Equine Facility Management I (3)
ANS122 Equine Facility Management II (3)
ANS131 Equine Behavior and Training I (3)
ANS200 Introduction to Equine Science (3)
ANS202 Horsemanship II (3)
ANS211 Advanced Horseshoeing (3)
ANS213 Animal Genetics (3)
ANS216 Equine Anatomy and Physiology (3)
ANS223 Advanced Equine Training (3)
ANS226 Feeds and Feeding (3)
ANS231 Equine Behavior and Training II (3)
OR
Select courses from Agriculture, Technology, Business, Math, or Science with Agriculture Department approval.

Other Requirements (3)
Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading
OR
Equivalent reading assessment test score

Computer Competency (3):
AGB124 Microcomputers in Agriculture (3)
CIS110 Fundamentals of Computer Literacy (3) or higher

Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
a minimum of 20 credits from CAC;
a minimum of 70 credits.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Define and list the most common tack, and describe its uses.
2. (Evaluation Level) Explain the diversity of the equine industry, and the problems and opportunities this diversity creates.
3. (Evaluation Level) Assess the capacity for the horse to perform as an athlete.
4. (Comprehension Level) List and explain the natural motivations and behavior of the horse.
5. (Synthesis Level) Collect information and create a business plan in the equine industry.
6. (Synthesis Level) Develop proper safety concerning horsemanship and handling of horses.
7. (Application Level) Demonstrate creative solutions to problems and demonstrate independent critical and analytical thought.
8. (Evaluation Level) Identify and evaluate proper safety techniques concerning horsemanship.
9. (Synthesis Level) Produce equine events, including developing a budget, marketing plan, personnel management plan and strategies for adhering to regulations and reporting functions.
10. (Application Level) Demonstrate safe handling of animals 100% of the time.
11. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate and justify skills used in properly caring for and preventing equine ailments.
12. (Application Level) Demonstrate handling skills for a variety of different equine activities, per given project plan/instructions.
Standards for Program
Levels defined by the American Horse Council and can be accessed at http://www.horsecouncil.org/publications.php#Care.