LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    Mar 02, 2024  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Equine Science, AS

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The equine studies program provides students with hands-on experience in training and health care to produce graduates who are in high demand in the equine industry. Built on a strong foundation of training and expertise, the nationally recognized program continually adapts to incorporate the latest techniques and scientific advances to best prepare students for success. Equine Science students gain access to transfer into animal science and equine science baccalaureate programs.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Equine programs website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Ag & Equine pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map. 


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking with the appropriate academic and technical skills to problems faced by the equine industry.
  2. Use effective and clear communications addressing key topics in equine management to persuade and inform others.
  3. Work collaboratively with the equine industry and community in order to build consensus, to address challenges, and accomplish equine management goals.
  4. Associate abnormal equine behavior with possible health concerns to include possible causes, pathology, prevention, and treatments.
  5. Assess equine health by correlating symptomatic presentations with associated physiological causes.

First Semester

Choice Points

  • Students choosing to pursue degrees other than Equine Science should make the appropriate course selections.


  • Completion of AS and AAS Math and English requirements.
  • Completion of ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 17 Credits

Second Semester


  • Upon completion of this semester, the student will have completed the first year of the Equine Science.

Semester Total: 18 Credits

Third Semester

Course Requirements

Semester Total: 16 Credits

Fourth Semester

Course Requirements


  • Completion of the LCCC general education core and eligible for the Interstate Passport.
  • Completion of AS Equine Science degree.

Semester Total: 13 Credits

Program Credit Hour Total: 64 Credits

Program Information

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

The AS in Equine Science is intended for students who are wishing to transfer to a university and obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree. Most of the potential jobs listed below require a student to transfer and continue their education at the next level. Potential job opportunities for individuals with degrees in equine science may include equine scientists, equine geneticists, equine nutritionists, assistant general manager, barn/stable manager, extension educator, ranch foreman, or sales representative.

Additional information on careers in Equine Science is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

The Equine Science Associate of Science is well suited for transfer to a Bachelor degree program. Possible options at the Bachelor’s level include degrees in Animal Biology, Business, Communication, Equine Science, Meat Science and Food Technology, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Production, and Range Livestock.

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