HTM Degree & Certificate Options

Equine Business Management A.A.S. Degree Plan
Horse Training & Management A.A.S. Degree Plan
Horse Training & Management-Barrel Horse Training A.A.S. Degree Plan
Transfer Degree in Equine Science A.G.S. Ag Degree Options
Advanced Horsemanship Certificate Certificate Plan
Fundamental Horse Training Certificate Certificate Plan
Starting Colts Certificate Certifcate Plan

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Our program can help you energize your career.

Lucrative employment opportunities may include working as a professional horse trainer or as a owner / manager of a equine operation.

With continued education, you can work towards a career in animal health, management or finance.

Your career placement is important to our industry partners and us.

Associate of Applied Science in Horse Training & Management, Horse Trainer

The A.A.S. in HTM – Horse Trainer degree is arranged in a sequence of courses designed to effectively combine theory with practical experience. Therefore, students may enter the program only during the fall semester and are expected to progress through the sequence of courses within a two-year period. In addition to satisfying the 15 credits of general education requirements of the A.A.S. degree, students “green break” at least three colts and specialize train one additional horse. Finally, after successful completion of their coursework students complete with an internship with a trainer of their choice to finish their degrees.

Associate of Applied Science in Horse Training & Management, Equine Business Management

Equine Business Management is designed to provide students with the skills necessary to successfully place them into the equine industry. Although students improve their horsemanship skills, more emphasis is placed on the business management aspect of the equine industry. Students sharpen their business knowledge and skills then complete their degrees with an internship with a business partner of their choice.

Associate of Applied Science in Horse Training & Management, Barrel Horse Training

The A.A.S. in HTM – Barrel Horse Training provides students with the skills to train the barrel horse (body control). Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to take a green or older horse and train it on barrels.

Transfer degree in Equine Science

If you are interested in a transfer degree in Equine Science, see our Associate of General Studies – Ag Transfer degree. See Ag degree options.

Advanced Horsemanship Certificate

This two-year certificate program builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the Starting Colts certificate program. It combines hands-on experience with a one-semester internship with a professional trainer. Admission to this certificate program requires successful completion of the Starting Colts certificate program, or permission of the program instructors.

Advanced Horsemanship Gainful Employment Disclosure

Fundamental Horse Training Certificate

This one-year certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed to train horses.

Fundamental Horse Training Gainful Employment Disclosure

Starting Colts Certificate

This one-year certificate program is designed to provide students, through hands-on experience, with the skills and knowledge needed to break colts for riding.

Starting Colts Gainful Employment Disclosure