Changes to the Horse Science program HAVE BEEN APPROVED:

Changes will go into effect for the fall semester.  Students already enrolled have the option of following the prior plan or switching to the new program requirements. 

Horse Science Major - Associate of Science Degree


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.

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Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • 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

For information on registration and course offerings as of November 2016, go to the Pierce College Website  or the department page

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