- Associate of Applied Science
Nature of Program
Students selecting this two-year degree program prepare for employment as farm or stable manager, breed associate representative, feed salesman, breeding manager, horse trainer, racing official, riding instructor, horse show management, nutrition technician and various other positions available in the equine industry.
- Dr. Heidi B. Samuels - Ed.D.
West Virginia University
Equine Program Coordinator & Teaching Instructor
- Jared Miller - M.S.
Agriculture, Forestry, and Nutritional Sciences
General Education Foundations
NOTE: Some major requirements will fulfill specific GEF requirements. Please see the curriculum requirements listed below for details on which GEFs you will need to select.
|General Education Foundations|
|F1 - Composition & Rhetoric||3-6|
|Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric|
and Composition, Rhetoric, and Research
or ENGL 103
|Accelerated Academic Writing|
|F2A/F2B - Science & Technology||4-6|
|F3 - Math & Quantitative Skills||3-4|
|F4 - Society & Connections||3|
|F5 - Human Inquiry & the Past||3|
|F6 - The Arts & Creativity||3|
|F7 - Global Studies & Diversity||3|
|F8 - Focus (may be satisfied by completion of a minor, double major, or dual degree)||9|
Please note that not all of the GEF courses are offered at all campuses. Students should consult with their advisor or academic department regarding the GEF course offerings available at their campus.
|GEF Elective Requirements (4)||3|
|ENGL 101||Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric (GEF 1)||3|
|MATH 121||Intro Concepts Of Mathematics (GEF 3)||3|
|Select one of the following (GEF 2):||4|
and General Biology Laboratory (GEF 2)
and General Biology Laboratory
|AGRL 191||First-Year Seminar||1|
|AGRL 112||Professions in Agriculture||1|
|AGEE 110||Microcomputer Applications in Agricultural Education||3|
|ANPR 338||Horse/Livestock/Poultry Evaluation||3|
|ARE 110||Agribusiness Accounting||3|
|ARE 204||Agribusiness Management||3|
|or SAGE 215||Agricultural Marketing|
|or SAGE 280||Principles of Ag Entrepreneurship|
|A&VS 251||Principles of Animal Science||4|
|BTEC 107||Business Communications||3|
|EQST 101||Introduction to Equine Science||3|
|EQST 105||Equine Safety and Behavior||3|
|EQST 115||Riding Basics||1|
|EQST 120||Introduction to Horsemanship and Training||4|
|EQST 230||Advanced Horsemanship and Training||4|
|EQST 240||Equine Facilities and Stable Management||4|
|PLSC 206||Principles of Plant Science (GEF 8)||4|
Suggested Plan of Study
|ENGL 101 (GEF 1)||3||AGRL 112||1|
|MATH 121 (GEF 3)||3||BTEC 107||3|
|EQST 101||3||BIOL 101 or 102 (GEF 2)||3|
|EQST 105||3||BIOL 103 or 104 (GEF 2)||1|
|EQST 115||1||ANPR 338||3|
|AGRL 191||1||EQST 120||4|
|AGEE 110||3||ARE 204, SAGE 215, or SAGE 280||3|
|ARE 110||3||A&VS 251||4|
|EQST 230||4||EQST 240||4|
|PLSC 206 (GEF 8)||4||Elective||3|
|GEF 4 (PSYC 101 Recommended)||3|
|Total credit hours: 60|
Major Learning Outcomes
Equine Production and Management
- Graduates will acquire a high level of competency in the basic sciences required for disciplinary competency.
- Graduates will integrate basic knowledge and managerial skills related to the animal, nutritional and food sciences disciplines.
- Graduates will acquire sufficient written and oral communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking skills to effectively impact lifelong societal and professional developments critical to their respective discipline of interest.
- Graduates will attain depth of knowledge relative to the scope of subfield of the animal and nutritional sciences related to animal production, management and marketing