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Changes to the Horse Science Associates Degree and Certificate have been approved at the LACCD level but the final state approval did not appear in the 2017-18 College Catalog. The 2016-17 requirements are still in place. It's possible that the new requirements will go into effect in the spring of 2018 but more likely they will decide to wait until fall 2018. Students who are enrolled when the change occurs will have the option of following the prior plan or switching to the new program requirements.
the changes to the ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE - HORSE SCIENCE are part of our efforts to provide students with industry needed skills. Many changes have been put in place within specific courses. We will keep everyone posted on the adoption of the AS and certificate as things unfold.
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