enroll at pierce to begin turning your passion for horses into a career pathway!

Upon completion of this program, students will be prepared to:

  • Provide horses with the care and feeding recommended by experts and accepted by industry
  • Work with horses safely, effectively and efficiently both on the ground and under saddle
  • Maintain equestrian facilities in a manner consistent with industry standards
  • Plan and manage equestrian events
  • Use current best-practices in the operation of a horse-industry business

Information on enrollment and course offerings can be found here and on the Pierce College Website.  Try http://www.piercecollege.edu/departments/agriculture/equine.asp.  For registration http://www.piercecollege.edu/. This website includes a comprehensive list of the Horse Science Courses .

The Associates Degree is a 2-year program in Horse Science that provides in-depth course work and hands-on experience for students who wish to work in the horse industry.  Completion of the Associate of Science degree will provide employment opportunities in Stable/Ranch Management, Horse Training, Veterinary Assisting, Riding Instruction, Event Management and other Horse Industry related businesses. Instruction emphasizes hands-on experience and includes horse husbandry, handling, riding and training as well as event planning, business operations and facility management and maintenance.  Horse Science students can transfer to 4 year programs offered across the state and nation.

Click here to begin at Pierce

Visit the Pierce College Website @ http://www.piercecollege.edu to enroll at Pierce and then register for Horse Science courses.  Visit the Boots and Saddles Facebook page for student club insights.  Visit the L.A. Pierce College Equine Science Center Facebook page for timely posts from the Equine Center.  Begin the registration and enrollment process well ahead of the next semester so that you are ready to enroll in classes without delay.

Check on class times and days in this class search engine.  Be sure to choose current Semester, Pierce College, Animal Science.  Then scroll down to the 600s

Updated Equine Science / Horse Science Catalog  - this is the official, approved program of study

The changes to the ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE - EQUINE / HORSE SCIENCE are part of our ongoing effort to provide students with industry useful skills.  Many improvements to instruction have been put in place within specific courses and more are on the way.  We are committed to your success!  Let us know how we can help.

Requirements for the Horse Science Associates Degree and Horse Science Certificate were changed for fall 2017.  Students who were enrolled prior to fall 2017 will have the option of following an existing graduation plan or, if still taking classes, switching to the new program requirements for the remainder of their degree.  Talk to a counselor to check on the details. Bring a copy of the Updated Equine Science addendum to counselor meetings.  Students who enrolled for the first time in fall 2017, are on the new plan. 

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 Mule Packing Team 2016

Mule Packing Team 2016