What is Equine Studies?
The Equine Studies program will prepare students for a career as an equine professional such as jockey, horseman, or racing official. Students will learn basics of horse care; principles and techniques for riding as it relates to racehorse exercise, requirements for advancing to a professional jockey career; anatomy and physiology of horses; and life skills necessary for a successful career in the Equine industry.
Visit the program website to learn more about degree requirements, program faculty, career opportunities, and more.
What are my degree, diploma, or certificate options?
A program plan describes the degree requirements (courses) and the sequence for completing the courses. Students are required to schedule an appointment with their assigned academic advisor to ensure achievement of their academic goals.
|Equine Industry Workforce: 16 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Racehorse Care and Breaking: 20 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Exercise Rider: 22 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Veterinary Assistant: 27 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Equine Studies: 35 - 38 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Equine Studies- Horseman Track: 60 - 63 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
|Equine Studies- Jockey Track: 60 - 63 TOTAL CREDIT HOURS|
- Equine Industry Workforce CERTIFICATE
- Equine Studies: Racehorse Care and Breaking DIPLOMA
- Exercise Rider CERTIFICATE
- Veterinary Assistant CERTIFICATE
- List of Gainful Employment Disclosures
Length of Program
You can earn an associate in applied science degree 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.