A.A. Equine Management
Why Equine Management?This two-year transfer degree is designed to give students a foundation in equine science and the ability to apply that knowledge in a practical manner. Graduates will be prepared for a career in equine business and management, breeding, nutrition, and allied industries such as sales, feed, tack and equipment. Students should consult the catalog of the institution to which they expect to transfer and select appropriate courses in consultation with their advisor.
Upon completion of this program graduates will be able to:
|First Year - Fall Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
WRIT 101WRIT 101 - College Writing I
This is an introductory writing course with emphasis on writing to a targeted audience. College Writing I prepares students for success in a wide variety of academic and vocational writing concerns. The writing process, formal voice, audience concerns, close reading strategies, effective styles and techniques, and the use of the computer as a writing tool are covered. Asserting and supporting a central claim and using MLA documentation and format are addressed. Pre-requisite: appropriate placement.
|College Writing I||3|
EQUS 101EQUS 101 - Introduction to Equine Studies
The horse has served humanity for centuries in many different ways. Today, the horse serves primarily as a source of pleasure in technologically advanced nations, but it still serves as a beast of burden and for draft power in underdeveloped countries. This course will give the student an overview of equine health that will provide a basis for subsequent more practical and scientifically based courses. In this class, we will look at the evolution and behavior of the horse, the history of horsemanship, contemporary breeds and their uses, selection of an appropriate horse (including conformation and pre-purchase examinations), and insights into career avenues within the equine industry.
|Introduction to Equine Studies||4|
M 105M 105 - Contemporary Mathematics
This course will cover ideas in mathematics and their applications to other disciplines. Topics covered include ideas from set theory, logic, elementary statistics and probability, combinations, and permutations. This class is intended for students not expecting to enroll in additional math classes. Students who enter this class with lower than a grade of “B-” in the pre-requisite course will be required to enroll in NC 005 Supplemental Instruction M 105, a regularly scheduled two hours per week of supplemental instruction and academic support where attendance and participation will be part of the student’s grade in M 105. Pre-requisite: M 090 or appropriate placement.
|Introduction to Statistics||(3)|
|Introduction to Animal Science||3|
|Intro to Ag & Env Resources||1||First Year - Spring Semester     14 Credits||Credits|
|Horse Conformation and Selection & Lab||4|
BIOB 101/102BIOB 101/102 - Discover Biology & Lab
This course is a review of the fundamental principles concerning plant and animal life. Covering topics on the structure and physiology of cells, genetics, reproduction and the diversity of life found in plants, animals, and microorganisms, including their ecological relationships. Co-requisite: BIOB 102.
|Discover Biology & Lab||4|
CAPP 120CAPP 120 - Introduction to Computers
This course emphasizes the practical aspects of today's computing environment. Instruction includes the basic computer architecture and operation, hardware, operating systems, network communication, ethical issues associated with computers, and aspects of integrated software with an emphasis on business applications.
|Introduction to Computers||3|
|Written Communications Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Fall Semester     17 Credits||Credits|
HSTR 101HSTR 101 - Western Civilization I
This course is a survey of the major developments of Western society from classical times through the Renaissance. Units covered include the early history of the Middle East, classical Greece and Rome, the Middle Ages, Christianity, and early modern Europe through the Renaissance. Social and cultural developments are an integral part of this course.
|Western Civilization I||3|
ANSC 265/266ANSC 265/266 - Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals & Lab
This course is designed to be an overview of the form (anatomy) and function (physiology) of the normal body of common domestic animals. It will cover: digestion, circulation, production, reproduction and environment of common farm animals. This class is a core class in the Animal Science program and will provide an overview of the terminology of anatomy and insight in to how the healthy body functions. Lab will focus on hands-on application of ANSC 265 primarily through dissections. Pre-requisites: ANSC 100 and BIOB 101/102 or BIOB 160/161 or BIOB 170/171. Co-requisite: ANSC 266.
|Anatomy and Physiology of Domestic Animals & Lab||4|
CHMY 121/122CHMY 121/122 - Intro to General Chemistry & Lab
This is an introductory general chemistry course. Topics covered include measurement systems, atomic structure, chemical periodicity, bonding, chemical reactions, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Prerequisite: M 090 Introductory Algebra or M 100 Introduction to Technical Math, or M 111 Technical Mathematics, ACT score of 18 or higher in Math or Compass Placement score of 44 or higher on the Algebra section. Co-requisite: CHMY 122.
|Intro to General Chemistry & Lab||4|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|Oral Communications Core Requirement||3||Second Year - Spring Semester     15 Credits||Credits|
PSYX 100PSYX 100 - Intro to Psychology
This course is an introduction to the methods of study in psychology, cognitive science, and neuroscience, including an overview of physiological aspects of behavior, sensation, perception, research methodology, statistics, learning principles, motivation, intelligence, cognition, abnormal behavior, personality, therapy, and social psychology.
|Intro to Psychology||3|
|Livestock Feeding & Nutrition||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Core Requirement||3|
|History & Social Science Core Requirement||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Elective||3|
Please refer to the the Current Catalog for specific program details.