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Equine Management and Training Certificate
Semester Hours:  36
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: RDG094
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Equine Management and Training Certificate provides basic skills and information for equine handling. Courses for the certificate apply toward completion of the Equine Management and Training A.A.S Degree.

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Recommended Proficiencies: None

Course Requirements
Equine Management and Training Certificate (36 Credits)

Core Requirements (30)
ANS102 Horsemanship I (3)
ANS110 Horse Event Production (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)
ANS216 Equine Anatomy and Physiology (3)
ANS223 Advanced Equine Training (3)
ANS231 Equine Behavior and Training II (3)

Electives (6)
Select two of the following courses (6):
ANS101 Animal Industry (3)
ANS111 Horseshoeing I (3)
ANS211 Advanced Horseshoeing (3)
ANS213 Animal Genetics (3)
ANS226 Feeds and Feeding (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn:
a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale;
at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
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 behaviors 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. (Synthesis Level) Develop creative solutions to problems and demonstrate independent critical and analytical thought.
8. (Knowledge Level) Discuss 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.
11. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate skills to properly care for and prevent 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