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


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 Winter 2019


ANS 107 OA
BASIC HOOF MAINTENANCE
Teaches the basic fundamentals and procedure for shoeing a horse, including tools and safety issues. 

Instructor: Smith, Patrick
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MTWR   6:00PM-9:50PM   1/7/2019-2/7/2019

ANS 108 OA
ADVANCED HORSESHOEING
Examines principles and techniques for properly trimming and shoeing the horse with conformation and/or disease problems. Prerequisite: ANS 107. 

Instructor: Smith, Patrick
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MTWR   6:00PM-9:50PM   2/11/2019-3/14/2019

ANS 121 OW
INTRO TO ANIMAL SCIENCE
Introduces animal science, offering a foundation in breeds, genetics, nutrition, marketing, management, ration formulation and facilities planning. 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Web
Credits: 4.00
Schedule:       1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 140 OA
EQUINE PACKING AND HARNESS TRAINING
Gain knowledge in preparing a horse to pack and properly train a horse to pull a wagon under harness. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule:       1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 142 OA
GREEN BREAKING
Provides opportunity for the student and young horse to learn together. Features ground training, saddling, and riding of a horse that hasn't been ridden before. Prerequisite: ANS 192. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 4.00
Schedule: MTWRF   12:00PM-1:20PM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 142 OB
GREEN BREAKING
Provides opportunity for the student and young horse to learn together. Features ground training, saddling, and riding of a horse that hasn't been ridden before. Prerequisite: ANS 192. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 4.00
Schedule: MTWRF   1:30PM-2:50PM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 143 OA
ADVANCED HORSE TRAINING
Teaches the student to take a green horse onto the bridle. Prepares horses to move onto several different horse activities, such as ranch horse, rope horse, or a show horse. Prerequisite: ANS 142. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MWF   3:00PM-5:20PM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 152 OA
BUILDING AND STABLE MANAGEMENT II
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: W   8:00AM-8:50AM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 182 OA
FUNDAMENTALS OF EQUESTRIAN SKILL II
This course continues the basics of horsemanship skills needed in the riding and training of a versatile stock horse. Prerequisite: ANS 181 

Instructor: Staff
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule: TR   5:00PM-8:50PM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 205 OA
FOOD ANIMAL HEALTH & DISEASE
Studies food animal (bovine, ovine and swine) physiology and health. Including nutritional, metabolic and reproductive disorders; as well as preventative measures and treatments available. 

Instructor: Walker, Jack
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule: TR   8:00AM-8:50AM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 211 OA
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: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MWF   9:00AM-9:50AM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 211 OB
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: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MWF   1:00PM-1:50PM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 215 OA
BEEF/DAIRY CATTLE PRODUCTION
Covers the history and development of beef cattle, their distribution and adaptation, the types and breeds of beef and dual-purpose cattle, and the fundamental principles of establishing a beef production herd. Discusses cattle, genetics, problems in breeding and feeding, buildings, and equipment. Course Note: Course requires 22 hours per term, TBA with instructor. Lab hours will be made up in off campus activities 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: TR   2:00PM-3:20PM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 223 OA
EQUINE BUSINESS & MARKETING
Examines correct procedures in genetic selection, pedigree and performance. Covers developing a bookkeeping system, and how to market, purchase and evaluate horses according to conformation. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: TR   8:00AM-9:20AM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 240 OA
INTRO TO ULTRASOUND TECHNOLOGY
Presents information on what ultrasound technology is and how it can be used in animal agriculture. Familiarizes students with ultrasound terminology and machine operations. Includes hands-on opportunities for scanning cattle, sheep, and hogs. Course Note: Lab Required 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 2.00
Schedule: T   9:00AM-9:50AM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 250 OA
INTRO TO MEAT SCIENCE
Follows market animals (cattle, sheep and swine) from the finishing phase to the meat counter. Includes slaughter, meat grading and evaluation, inspection, structure and composition of muscle, conversion of muscle to meat, microbiology and sanitation, cookery of meat, and nutritive value of meat. Course Note: Lab Required 

Instructor: Porter, Sandra
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: MWF   11:00AM-11:50AM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019

ANS 294 OA
COW CUTTING
Introduces horse and rider to the fundamentals of training and competing on a cutting horse. Prerequisite: ANS 192. 

Instructor: Black, Wade
Location: Ontario Campus
Credits: 3.00
Schedule: TRS   3:00PM-5:20PM   1/7/2019-3/22/2019