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Equine Science A.A.S. (Tentative)(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. 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 a certificate from MSU and an associate’s degree from MCC.

General Education Requirements

Written Communication

One of the following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Courses:

Oral Communication

The following Michigan Transfer Agreement Recommended Course:

Laboratory Science

The following Laboratory Science course:

Program Requirements @ MSU

Program Requirements @ MSU

Take all of the following:

Course Title
Course Number Credits Semester Offered
Horse Nutrition ANS243 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
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
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



A Horse Management Certificate  is also available.

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