Academics

Horse Production & Management

Associate of Applied Science

This course of study is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in the horse production field, and for students who desire direct entry into occupations relating to the equine industry.  The curriculum involves both classroom and applied study, primarily aimed at the production aspects of the horse industry.  At the end of the program, students take an exam to demonstrate competencies needed for success in the chosen vocational area of horse production.  Students pursuing direct entry into the equine industry are expected to complete an 8 to 26 week internship in their chosen field of equine production.  The Associate of Applied Science Degree is awarded to students who fulfill the program requirements.

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Suggested Program of Study
COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
GENERAL EDUCATION COMPONENT15
EN176English Composition I3
 Oral Communication - Gen. Ed.3
 General Education Courses9
   
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES47
AG101Ag Orientation1
AG109Farm Records & Accounts3
AG126Principles of Livestock Nutrition3
AG149Principles of Animal Science3
AG150Principles of Animal Science Lab1
AG153Reproduction of Farm Animals3
AG168Equine Management Technology I4
AG169Equine Management Technology II4
AG176Horse Production3
AG226Applied Livestock Nutrition3
AG239Ag E-Marketing & Web Design2
AG259Equine Reproduction1
AG261Equine Anatomy1
AG268Equine Management Technology III4
AG269Equine Management Technology IV4
AG290Agriculture Equipment Safety1
 Agricultural Component/ Elective Hours6
   
Min. Credit Hours to Graduate:67

CCC Horse Production and Management is designed to prepare students for careers in the equine industry.  Students supplement their classroom learning with extensive hands-on experience as they are involved with the daily management of the college’s 60-acre facility.

The CCC horse farm is a breeding, training  and teaching facility.  Horse Production and Management students learn the basics of equine health, genetics, nutrition, reproduction, training, equine event planning, conformation and judging, and equine business.

Horses that are started in the Beginning and Advanced Equine Training classes are sold at the annual CCC Horse Sale.  Students are involved in all areas of sale preparation.

Horse Production and Management students have the opportunity to gain real world experience prior to entering the job market as they complete an internship as part of their curriculum.  Internships provide students with exposure to practical industry experience while specializing in their area of interest within the program.

Several extra-curricular clubs and teams are also offered at CCC.  The CCC Equestrian Team is highly successful and is a popular activity for students in several different majors.  The Equestrian Team is a member of the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) and competes against schools in Zone 8, Region 5.  This includes schools in Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas.  Riders on the team can choose to compete in both the Hunt Seat and Western riding disciplines and can compete with any level of riding experience.

Other activities offered in the Agriculture Department are the Livestock Judging TeamRodeo Team, Rodeo Club, Vet Tech Club, Block & Bridle, and Collegiate Farm Bureau Chapter.

Course of Study by Semester
COURSE NO.COURSE NAMECR HR(S)
YEAR 1 - FALL SEMESTER 
AG101Agriculture Orientation1
AG149Principles of Animal Science3
AG150Principles of Animal Science Lab1
AG168Equine Management Technology I4
AG290Agriculture Equipment Safety1
 General Education Courses6
 Agriculture Electives3
   
YEAR 1 - SPRING SEMESTER 
AG126Principles of Livestock Nutrition3
AG153Reproduction of Farm Animals3
AG169Equine Management Technology II4
AG176Horse Production3
 General Education Courses4
   
YEAR 2 - FALL SEMESTER 
AG226Applied Livestock Nutrition1
AG259Equine Reproduction3
AG261Equine Anatomy1
AG268Equine Management Technology III4
 General Education Courses6
 Agriculture Electives3
   
YEAR 1 - SPRING SEMESTER 
AG109Farm Records & Accounts3
AG239Ag E-Marketing: Web Design2
AG269Equine Management Technology IV4
 General Education Courses3
 Agriculture Electives3
 Internship (minimum of 8 weeks) 

  

  

Colby Community College provides the highest quality education possible with over 60 majors. We accommodate
hundreds of off-campus students by offering classes at 24 locations in the 14-county service area, including
campuses in Norton and Wakeeney, and through online distance education courses. CCC is located on an
80-acre main campus and has a 64-acre agricultural center east of the city in Colby, Kansas.  
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