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Academic Programs / Equine Science

 

EQUINE SCIENCE

       

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Find a career with horses with HCC's Equine Science Program

 

Majors:

Equine Science - AAS
Equine Science -Certificate (Gainful employment info)

Equine Massage Therapist - Certificate (Gainful employment info)
Equine Riding Instructor - Certificate (Gainful employment info)
Equine Stable Manager - Certificate (Gainful employment info)

Degrees:

Associate of Applied Science
Certificates

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in equine facility management with fundamental horse care, horse handling, horse training, riding, stable management and riding instruction included. Current employees and horse and equine facility owners as well as students with no former experience have the possibility to gain knowledge and experience by completing this degree and becoming an equine facility manager

There is also the possibility to take separate courses which can be used to obtain one or more certificates. Credits earned for the certificates can be used toward the completion of the Associates of Equine Science in Applied Science. Non-associate degree seeking students are provided with a possibility to obtain certificates in General Equine Science, Stable Management, Riding Instruction and Equine Massage Therapy allowing for entry level careers as Stable Managers, Riding Instructors or Equine Massage Therapists

Equine Science

Highland's Equine Science programs are designed to prepare students for careers in equine facility management, such as general stable management and riding instruction included. Current employees and horse and equine facility owners with limited training may find it beneficial to gain further knowledge and experience by completing the degree and becoming an equine facility manager.

While the program includes a significant amount of classroom delivery, in many cases the courses will be held off campus to provide the student with as much direct contact with the equine environment as possible. Students currently use the facilities of Haywire Farms in Galena and Country View Equestrian Center in Monroe.

Possible Career Paths

Careers in the equine industry are varied in nature and requirements. There are positions requiring considerable versatility, such as within in a small privately owned facility with only a few employees. Other positions are more specialized and are generally found in large, complex operations.

Our Equine Faculty

Anki Fockstedt, Equine Science Instructor

Vicki Schulz, Student Advisor

Equine Science Scholarship Opportunities:

HCC Equine Science scholarship

Eduard Buss Natural Science and Health Scholarship

View all of our scholarships here.