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Equine Management

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The Associate of Applied Science in Equine Management Degree is designed to provide students with equine facility management skills and the opportunity to integrate these skills into day-to-day equine production, health, boarding, and training practices. Program electives allow students to select additional equine courses to complement their specific interests. Graduates of the Equine Management curriculum earn the skills necessary for management and operation of horse production, training, boarding and sales facilities, including equine and business aspects.

 Close up of a horses face Rider on her hourse works cattle in the CWC equine center

Program Requirements

Course Credits
Public Speaking 3
Horse Production 3
Equine Nutrition 3
Horsemanship I 3
Horse Showmanship 3
Horsemanship II 3
Stock Horse Use & Showing I 3
Stock Horse Use & Showing II OR
Horse Showmanship II
3-4
English Equitation I 3
Training for Timed Events 3
Horse Event Production 4
Fund of Teaching Riding 3
English Equitation II 3
Intro to Business 3
General Electives 2

 

 

 

Program Electives

Choose three (3) courses from the following:

Course Credits
Training for Timed Events 3
Training the Roping Horse I 3
Training the Roping Horse II 3
Equine Facility Managment I 3
Horse Showmanship II 4
CHA Standard Certification 3
CHA Equine Facility Management Certification  3
Fundamentals of Teaching Riding II 3



General Ed. Requirments

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3


Students must complete 6 credits of general education courses listed below:

Course Credits
Writing II 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
Social Science 3
University Studies 1

Equine Science

Associate of Science Degree

The goal of the Associate of Science in Equine Science Degree is to provide the first step in preparing students for a bachelor's degree in equine science at a four-year institution. The general studies and program requirement components offer students a broad base of knowledge in English, communication, political science, economics, horse production, equine nutrition, horsemanship, and horse training. Program electives allow students to select additional equine courses to complement their specific interests.

This transfer degree is designed for students who want to pursue an equine studies degree at a four-year institution. You'll learn scientific approaches to horse production, horsemanship, training, exhibition and care.   

English style horse jumping in the CWC equine center

Program Requirements

CourseCredits
General Biology I 4
General Biology II 4
Introduction to Chemistry  4
Public Speaking 3
Macroeconomics 3
Microeconomics 3
Horse Production 3
Equine Nutrition 3
Horsemanship I 3
Horsemanship II 3
English Equitation I 3
College Algebra 4
Fundamentals of Statistics 4

Program Electives

Take a minimum of three (3) credits from the following:

Course Credits
Horsemanship I 3
Horse Showmanship I 3
Hormanship II 3
English Equitation I 3
Equine Facility Management I 3
Fundamentals of Teaching Riding 3
CHA Standard Certification 3

General Ed. Requirements

Students must complete general education requirements that will provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

Course Credits
Writing Level I 3
Writing Level II 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
Arts 3
Humanities 3
University Studies 1

 

Certificates

Equine Management Certificate I

This curriculum covers the skills necessary for management and operation of horse production, training, boarding, and sales facilities, including equine and business aspects. 

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Program Requirements

Course
Credits
Horse Production 3
Equine Nutrition 3
Horsemanship I 3
Horsemanship II 3
English Equitation I 3
Horse Event Production 4
English Equitation II 3
Intro to Business or Farm and Ranch Business Management 3-4

 

General Ed. Requirements

Course
Credits
Writing Level I 3
Mathematics/APPM/Lab Science 3
University Studies

Farrier Science Certificate II

Course Credits
Farrier Science I 3
Farrier Science II 3
Farrier Science III
Total  9

 

Teaching Riding Certificate II

Course Credits
Horsemanship I 3
Horse Showmanship I 3
Horsemanship II

English Equitation I 

3
Equine Facility Management 3
Fundamentals of Teaching Riding 3

CHA Standard Certification

3
Total  21

 

Equine Training Certificate II

 

Course Credits
Horsemanship I 3
Horse Showmanship I 3
Horsemanship II  

English Equitation I or training the Roping Horse I

3
Training for Timed Events 3
Equine Facility Management 3

English Equitation II or Training the Roping Horse II

3
Total  21

 

Meet your professors

Jennifer Cole
Assistant Professor of Equine Studies

Jennifer Cole is passionate about horses and bring her passion to the classroom.

Drew Schrock
Instructor of Farrier Science

Drew Schrock is the rodeo coach at CWC but also brings knowledge of farrier science to students.