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Applied Horse Science A.A.S. (Michigan State University)


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(Code 1600)

Montcalm Community College (MCC) offers this degree program in cooperation with the Institute of Agricultural Technology at Michigan State University. This program is designed for students who desire to work in the horse industry, either for themselves, a horse farm, or a company in supporting industries.  Each student will complete an industry-related internship as part of the certificate program.  Students learn horsemanship, nutrition, caring for horses, and facility design. Of the 60 credits required for this associate degree, 42 are delivered by MCC and 18 are delivered by MSU.  It is possible for a student to complete this program and transfer to a four-year agricultural degree program at MSU. All MSU courses will be offered on MCC’s campus or online.

Students must apply to both MSU and MCC. For more information on enrolling at MSU, students should see a counselor/advisor and go to the following website: http://www.canr.msu.edu/institute_of_ag_tech

General Education Requirements


Written Communication


One of the following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses:

Oral Communication


One of the following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Course:

Laboratory Science


Both of the following Laboratory Science course:

Mathematics


The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Course:

Program Requirements @ MCC


Program Requirements @ MSU


Take all of the following (14 credits total):

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

 

Take 2 credits from the following:

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

Take 2 credits of MSU electives from the following:

Horse Reproductive Technology & Breeding Techniques ANS248 2 spring
Instructing Horsemanship ANS148 2 spring
Principles of Trail Riding ANS143 1 all
Introduction to Horse Breeding & Foal Management ANS144 1 spring


 

Note


An Applied Horse Science, Certificate (Michigan State University)  is also available.

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