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Equine Science Certificate (Tentative)(Michigan State University)

(Code 1610)

Montcalm Community College (MCC) offers this certificate in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Technology at Michigan State University. Equine Science emphasizes management and equine skills that will prepare students for positions in Michigan’s growing horse industry. There are many opportunities for students in the saddle, pleasure and racehorse industry, if they have the proper training in management and production techniques. This program offers the most current training available in these areas. Graduates receive certificates from both MCC and MSU.

Program Requirements @ MSU

Take all of the following:

Course Name Course Number Credits Semester Offered
Horse Nutrition ANS243 2 fall
Introductory Judging of Horses ANS200D 2 fall
Horsemanship ANS140 2 fall
Horse Health ANS247 2 spring
Horse Facilities Management ANS244 2 spring
Horse Behavior & Welfare ANS225 2 summer
Horse Management Clerkship ANS149 2 all


Take 2 credits from the following

Horsemanship ANS140 2 fall (ANS140 can be taken twice for a total of 4 credits)
Instructing Horsemanship ANS148 2 spring


Take 2 credits of MSU electives from the following:

Horse Reproduction ANS248 2 spring
Instructing Horsemanship ANS148 2 spring
Equine Exercise Physiology ANS245 2 fall
Trail Riding Course ANS143 1 all
Horse Breeding Short Course ANS144 1 spring