Program Description

The Equine Fundamentals Certificate is designed for learners interested in working with horses. There are over ten million horses in the United States and most of the horses are companion animals. The certificate provides foundational knowledge in horse care skills. Learners will have the opportunity to interact with horses. Courses are offered in a flexible format using the online classroom environment along with hands-on labs.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $1,089
Books & Supplies: $0

Financial Aid

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Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

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* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.


Graduates will be able to…

  • Identify signs of illness and administer first aid
  • Describe equine nutrition requirements
  • Demonstrate basic animal care
  • Demonstrate safe handling techniques around equine
  • Identify various horse breeds and their conformation


The Equine Fundamentals Certificate is a 5–6 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Equine Handling And Behavior 1 1.00
Principles Of Equine Science 2.00
Equine Healthcare 2.00
Equine Medicine For Veterinary Technicians 1.00
Equine Handling And Behavior 2 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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