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Equine Studies

Get on track with professional training for a career working with horses. Our programs can lead to a position as a jockey, horseman or racing official.

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What is Equine Studies?

BCTC Equine provides instruction on essential skills required for a variety of careers in the horse industry. In BCTC’s equine barn, students receive hands-on instruction of basic horse care management and techniques to handle horses safely in various training situations.

Upon successful completion of the equine lab courses, in as little as one semester, students are eligible for internship placement at a variety of top equine operations around the world. Students can build upon their education and experience in a full-time internship and/or employment opportunity while completing their degree through the program’s online and hybrid course offerings which provide instruction on equine anatomy and physiology, nutrition, equine health and lameness, equine business principles and the life skills necessary for a successful career.

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Equine Studies Photos

Interested in seeing photos of our students, staff, and past events?

Visit our Equine Studies (formerly NARA) collection on Flickr! (new window)

What are my Career Choices?

  • Farm Manager
  • Trainer/Assistant Trainer
  • Barn/Shedrow Foreman
  • Groom/Stable Hand
  • Exercise Rider/Jockey
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Equine Administration
  • Equine Support Services

What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?

The catalog describes the course requirements for completing the credential. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.

Length of Program

You can start working in as little as one semester upon successful completion of the program’s lab course requirements. You can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Equine Studies in two years if you maintain full-time status.

This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.

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Program Contact

Dixie Kendall

Equine Studies

Program Coordinator

(859) 246-6667

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