Equine / Horse Production

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Take the reins on a new career

TVCC's Equine Science and Horse Production program is designed to give you real-world experience working with these incredible animals. In our program, you'll work directly with horses, and most of your education takes place in barns, on the ranch, or in the arena. Our approach not only help you be more successful obtaining employment and a career working in the equine industry, but we've found it also appeals to students who prefer getting out of the traditional classroom setting. Combine the skills and love you have for horses with a program that will help you gain even more knowledge and expertise. 

 

Degrees and Certificates

Discover your options


Equine Business
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

The Associate of Science degree in Equine Business prepares student for a wide variety of careers in Equine Business Management including Equine Business Owner/Manager, Equine Facility Manager, Equine Riding Instructor and Equine Breeding operations. The program combines theory with practical skills required for daily equine management operations and other equine supply and service businesses.

Horse Production
AAS - Associate of Applied Science

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 for transfer to a four-year institution, although some coursework may be transferable. 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 grade point average of 2.0 are needed to graduate with a degree.

Performance Horse Marketing & Sales Specialist
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is completed during the second year and will provide students with the foundation skills required to develop a performance horse for trail, ranch, reining, or rodeo and as an entry level manager or trainee in a horse production business.

Ranch Animal Technician
CERT - Career Pathways Certificate

This Pathways Certificate will prepare the student for entry level positions in agriculture. The successful student will possess applied skills in ranch animal production and management including nutrition and reproduction.

Courses

Here's a quick look at some of the classes

Course Schedule for Spring 2019


ANS 141 OA
BASIC HALTER TRAINING
Provides the skills needed to train a young horse to lead, stand square, pick up feet, turn on forehand and haunches. Includes grooming and fitting. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule:       4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 145 OA
INDUSTRY GREEN BREAKING
Equips students to train a young horse for the public. Students will learn how to meet industry quality standards for setting the foundation on a horse. Prerequisite: ANS 142 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MWF   9:50AM-11:50AM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 145 OA
INDUSTRY GREEN BREAKING
Equips students to train a young horse for the public. Students will learn how to meet industry quality standards for setting the foundation on a horse. Prerequisite: ANS 142 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: TR   11:00AM-11:50AM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 153 OA
BUILDING AND STABLE MANAGEMENT
Covers the practical application of designing and managing a stable for all ages of horses. 

Instructor: Pearson, Drew
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 1.00
Schedule: R   3:30PM-4:20PM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 183 OA
FUNDAMENTAL OF EQUESTRIAN SKILL III
Teaches advanced skills needed in the riding and training of a versatile stock horse. This course will focus on the maneuvers and skills needed for ranch trail and reining that are needed for a versatile stock horse. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule: TR   5:00PM-7:50PM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 210 OA
FEED AND RATION FORMULATION
Covers feedstuffs, their analysis, and animal use. Studies how processing affects bio-availability of feeds, mixing feeds to meet specific animal requirements, and meeting animal needs as they change due to increased production, reproduction, and growth. Teaches ration formulation by hand methods and computer. Prerequisites: ANS 121, ANS 211 preferred. Course Note: 22 Lab hours will be made up in off campus activities. 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MWF   9:00AM-9:50AM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 211 OW
APPLIED ANIMAL NUTRITION
Covers all aspects of animal nutrition, including analysis of feedstuffs, the anatomy of ruminant and non-ruminant, nutrient metabolism, and the in-depth discussion on the required nutrients (water, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins). Prerequisites: ANS 121 recommended. 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Web
Credits: 3.00
Schedule:       4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 217 OA
ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION
Teaches proper procedure in thawing and placing semen in the target area of cattle through "hands-on" experience. Includes nitrogen tank procedure, pregnancy testing, health factors, and genetic selection. Concludes with testing for the Artificial Insemination Certification for Oregon. Course Note: 29 hours of lab time TBA with instructor. 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MTWRF      4/22/2019-4/26/2019

ANS 222 OA
EQUINE HEALTH & DISEASE
Studies horse health and soundness, including in depth anatomy, diseases, nutrition, soundness or lameness issues, and the available treatments. 

Instructor: Walker, Jack
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: TR   8:00AM-8:50AM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 224 OA
PUREBRED HERD IMPROVEMENT
Applies principles learned in livestock breeding to dairy, horses, pigs, and sheep. Provides students a hands-on opportunity to apply what they have learned about selection. Includes several field trips to local farms/ranches to learn breeding program management. 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule: TR   10:00AM-11:50AM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 277 OX
EQUINE REPRODUCTION
Presents newer ideas and procedures involved with impregnating mares, along with common problems facing the mares and stallion during the breeding. 

Instructor: Walker, Jack
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule:       4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 295 OA
REINING
Introduces horse and rider to the fundamentals of training and competing on a reining horse. Includes working experience in the arena. Prerequisite: ANS 192. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MWS   3:30PM-5:50PM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019

ANS 298 OA
ARENA HORSE SKILLS
This course teaches students to safely and effectively introduce and develop timed event skills in a young horse for market. Prerequisite: ANS 297 or instructor approval. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: TRS   1:00PM-3:20PM   4/1/2019-6/14/2019