Equine Science

Equine Science - CCL

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Equine Science is an innovative and balanced approach to learning, designed to prepare students for various careers in the equine industry. The program combines a broad-based curriculum of equine science classes with practical hands-on experiences. Students have the opportunity to work with renowned horse professionals while learning the skills and knowledge it takes to be a professional in the equine industry. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Equine Science is also available.

Details

Major Code: 
5025
Award: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
44-45
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.
EQS162VT is required for Veterinary Technician students currently enrolled in Mesa Community College (MCC) Veterinary Technology Program or students currently enrolled in Scottsdale Community College (SCC) Equine Science Program on track with Mesa Community College (MCC) Veterinary Technology Program upon graduation from SCC.

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Academic Program: 

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Equine Science program is designed to offer a broad-based educational background for students who wish to enter the horse industry job market or transfer to a four-year college or university. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Equine Science will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the outlined program. An Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Equine Science is also offered.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:41-42
BPC110Computer Usage and Applications (3) OR
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3)3
 
EQS105Principles of Equine Science3
EQS120Equine Anatomy and Physiology4
EQS130Equine Business and Law3
EQS140Equine Behavior3
 
EQS162Equine and Stable Management I (2) OR
EQS162VTEquine Management for the Veterinary Technician (2)2
 
EQS200Principles of Equine Nutrition3
EQS220Equine Reproduction3
EQS225Equine Health and Disease Management3
EQS250Equine Evaluation3
EQS264Equine and Stable Management II4
EQS275Equine Lameness4
 
EQS280Equine Science Internship (3) OR
EQS285Equine Science Practicum (2)2-3
 
EQS283Special Event Internship1
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:3
EQS175Introduction to Equine Therapies3
EQS283Special Event Internship1
MGT253Owning and Operating a Small Business3
MKT110Marketing and Social Networking3
MKT263Advertising Principles3
SLG+++++Any American Sign Language course4
SPA+++++Any Spanish language course3
Competencies
  • Implement safety protocols in the health, care, management, and handling of individual or groups of horses at various life stages according to industry standards. (EQS105, EQS120, EQS130, EQS140, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS250, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285)
  • Apply equine related business, facilities, and event management best practices within the industry. (EQS130, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285, MGT253, MKT263)
  • Utilize emerging technologies for management, marketing, research, and communication. (EQS105, EQS120, EQS130, EQS140, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285, MGT253, MKT110, MKT263, BPC110, CIS105, SLG+++++, SPA+++++)
  • Apply scientific knowledge, including health and disease, nutrition, reproduction, and anatomy and physiology, to critically evaluate the various components of equine management. (EQS120, EQS140, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS250, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285, BPC110, CIS105)
  • Identify legal issues and safety standards within the equine industry. (BPC110, CIS105, EQS105, EQS130, EQS140, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS250, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285, MGT253, MKT110)
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with diverse populations on equine related subjects. (BPC110, CIS105, EQS105, EQS120, EQS130, EQS140, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS250, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285, MGT253, MKT110, SLG+++++, SPA+++++)
  • Apply anatomical evaluation techniques to successfully manage serviceability of the equine based on form and function. (EQS105, EQS120, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS250, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285)
  • Identify preventive protocols and rehabilitative modalities for continued equine health and performance. (EQS120, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS250, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285)
  • Practice industry accepted professional standards and ethical behavior as a steward for equine welfare. (EQS105, EQS120, EQS130, EQS140, EQS162, EQS162VT, EQS175, EQS200, EQS220, EQS225, EQS250, EQS264, EQS275, EQS280, EQS283, EQS285, MGT253, MKT110)

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.