The Associate in Applied Science in Equine Studies program offers students the convenience of online courses and the flexibility of tailoring their experiences to the areas of the equine industry they want to explore. The equine program offers core courses to form a solid foundation in the basics of equine studies. Students may then select from two tracks to specifically tailor the program to their needs and interests: Commercial Equine Business Management (CEBM) or Equine Studies.
The Commercial Equine Business Management track helps students develop equine business skills in the areas of leadership, law, non-profit development, employee relationships, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, business communications, facility management, and event management. Basic business skills are essential for a successful career in the equine industry, so the CEBM track includes computer, accounting, business, communications, and psychology courses.
The Equine Studies track focuses on student skill development in the areas of equine welfare, health and care, farm management, riding, riding instruction, equine assisted activities, and business. Concentrations of horses, disciplines, sport and recreation vary throughout regions of the world.