Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Horse Science Technology

Ag Sciences

Washington Hall

319-398-5609

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters), plus internship

The Horse Science Technology program prepares students for a variety of positions in equine enterprises. More than 50 percent of instruction takes place in a laboratory setting using the wide variety of Kirkwood-owned horses or horses from outside the campus. Advanced students can train their own horses or horses sponsored for training.

The first year focuses on experiencing the equine industry. Studies include general health care, horsemanship, facility maintenance and mechanics. The second year allows the student to choose a course of study in equine training or equine business management. All students will take the core courses in conformation, lameness, genetics and breeding management.

Career opportunities: grooms, assistant stable managers/trainers, sales associates in feed and tack stores, equine marketing assistants, equine health care assistants, owners of boarding stables, breeding farms or horse dealerships.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester (Fall)

AGC-130

Mathemathics I - Agriculture

3

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture

1

AGE-104

Total Fitness for the Rider

1

AGE-108

Horsemanship I

3

AGE-169

Equine Fitting and Grooming

3

AGE-185

Equine Facilities Maintenance and Mechanics

2

AGE-209

Equine Anatomy and Physiology

2

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Humanities requirement

3

 

 

18

Second Semester (Spring)

AGC-103

Ag Computer

3

AGE-109

Horsemanship II

3

AGE-170

Health and Performance Management of the Horse

3

AGE-172

Equine Ground Work

2

AGE-211

Equine Business Management I

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

 

 

17

Third Semester (Fall)

AGE-121

Horse Evaluation

3

AGE-212

Equine Business Management II

3

AGE-261

Legs and Hoof

3

AGE-290

Horse Projects and

2

AGE-230

Training I or 5 credits from AGB, MKT or MGT courses

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications

3

 

 

17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

AGC-210

Employment Seminar

1

AGE-130

Horse Nutrition

3

AGE-202

Equine Genetics and Breeding Management

3

AGE-290

Horse Projects and

2

AGE-231

Training II or 5 credits from AGB, MKT or MGT courses

3

BUS-161

Human Relations or

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

 

 

 

15

Summer Term

AGC-932

Internship

4

 

 

4

Total program credit hours

71

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