Equine Science

Equine Science

The Equine Science degree is an innovative and balanced approach to learning. This program combines a broad-based curriculum of equine science classes with practical, hands-on experiences, learning skills necessary to be a professional in the equine industry. SCC is located in the heart of the equine industry which offers a variety of disciplines and the opportunity to work with some of the most renowned horse professionals in the world. Learning the skills and knowledge it takes to be a professional in the equine industry, the AAS degree in Equine Science will prepare you to transfer to a four-year university or enter this competitive industry with a professional edge.

Program Code

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

Transfer of credits may vary depending on the institution.  Contact an Academic Advisor for more information on credit transfer.

Careers in the Horse Industry

The industry encompasses but is not limited to the following careers:

  • Advertising Specialist/Sales Representative
  • College Instructor
  • Dude/Resort Ranch Positions
  • Equine Insurance Specialist
  • Equine Journalist/ Publication Editor
  • Equine Massage Specialist
  • Equine Nutritionist
  • Equine Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Equine Retail Sales/Management Positions
  • Equine Sales and Marketing Agent
  • Farm, Ranch or Facility Manager
  • Farrier
  • Groom
  • High School Equine Science Instructor
  • Horse Extension Specialist
  • Horse Show Braiding Specialist
  • Horse Show Announcer, Judge, Manager or Steward
  • National Hoof Care Practitioner
  • National Breed Association Employee
  • Photographer
  • Professional Rider
  • Professional Trainer
  • Race Track Manager or Office Employee
  • Stallion Manager
  • Video/Film Script Writer, Camera Operator. Technical Advisor

… and there's more that all require a well rounded education in Equine Science!

The Force of the Horse

The American Horse Council's new economic impact study indicates the horse industry generates $102 billion annually!

According to a recent study by the American Horse Council, equine and equestrian activities contribute $39 billion directly into the U.S. economy each year and support 1.4 million full time jobs.

When calculations include indirect expenditures such as acquisitions of raw materials to make equine products, travel and motel expenses, food, specialty clothing, etc., the horse industry generates more than $102 billion annually.

The American Horse Council study estimates there are more than 9.2 million horses in the U.S. This is up from 6.9 million horses reported in the late 1990s. Sophistication of survey methods and an increase in the equine population are contributing factors when considering the substantial increase in the number of horses reported.

Approximately 1.96 million people own horses in the U.S. and another two million people are involved with family or volunteer activities. Recreational activity is the number one use of horses followed by showing and racing. Texas is home to the country's largest horse population followed by California and Florida.

The industry is healthy and growing. A great place to get a job!

Want more information?

Go to www.horsecouncil.org

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