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Pierce College Student Enrollment Information Changes to the Horse Science Associates Degree and Certificate have been approved. Students who are previously enrolled will have the option of following the prior graduation plan or switching to the new program requirements. Talk to a counselor to check on the details. Students who enrolled for the first time in fall 2017, are on the new plan.
The changes to the ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE - HORSE SCIENCE are part of our ongoing effort to provide students with industry useful skills. Many changes to instruction have been put in place within specific courses.
This 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 also transfer to 4 year programs offered across the state and nation.
Visit the Pierce College Website @ http://www.piercecollege.edu to enroll at Pierce and register for Horse Science courses. Visit the Boots and Saddles Facebook page for student club insights. Visit the L.A. Pierce College Equine Center Facebook page for timely posts from the Equine Center.
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