Horse Production AAS Degree

This program prepares students for a variety of careers in horse production, including horse trainer, horse breeder, farrier, and small ranch operator. The program combines theory with practical skills needed for daily horse ranch operations. Students will learn the foundations of equine production practices as well as have hands-on experience working with ranch livestock. This degree is designed for students wishing to directly enter the workforce. It is not designed to transfer to specific programs at a 4-year college or university.

Students who wish to transfer coursework are strongly encouraged to work closely with their TVCC advisor to develop a transfer plan and to identify and contact an advisor at their chosen transfer institution. A minimum of 90 credits and a minimum 2.0 GPA are needed to graduate.

Dual Credit/2+2

Students will receive credit for agriculture classes taken in high school as equivalent to college classes provided that the high school classes are listed on a signed articulation agreement between the specific high school and the college. Credit will be transcribed as equivalent to a parallel community college course.

Work-Based Learning

Students integrate classroom learning with work-based learning by participating in an internship (Cooperative Work Experience, AG 280) at a supervised work site. Department Chair approval is required. Credits and grades are based on job hours worked, work performance, and completion of learning objectives specified in a learning contract.