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Equine Science

The Equine Science program at Scottsdale Community College offers an Associate in Applied Science degree. We are the only comprehensive Equine Science degree program in Arizona. Our innovative and balanced approach to learning combines a broad-based curriculum of equine science classes with practical, hands-on experience. The SCC campus and coursework are located in close proximity to a variety of equine disciplines, providing the opportunity to work with some of the most renowned horse professionals in the world. 

These experiences make SCC the ideal college to deliver the necessary skills to be a professional in the equine industry. From riding to research and everything in between, our AAS degree in Equine Science will prepare you to transfer to a four-year university or to enter this competitive industry with a professional edge.

  • Partnered with five major universities in Equine Science
  • Only comprehensive Equine Science degree in Arizona
  • Exciting career opportunities
  • Industry internships
  • Opportunity to participate with local and internationally acclaimed equestrian events

Program Codes

3022 Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Equine Science
5025 Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Equine Science

Experiential Learning Opportunities
  • Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
  • AQHA Sun Circuit Show
  • Show Events in a variety of disciplines
  • Scottsdale Reproduction Center
  • Service Learning at area farms and therapy centers
  • Internships
  • Full horse necropsy

Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, hybrid, day, evening, full-time and part-time.


Most of our courses use low-cost textbooks or no cost material provided by your instructors. General education courses may have textbooks that cost more.