The equine science program at Northeastern Junior College offers a seamless opportunity for students to transfer to a four-year institutions equine program. This program consists of general education, agriculture, and equine science courses. The equine industry continues to see significant growth in Colorado and throughout the western united States with many job opportunities for graduates.
Program Learning Outcomes:
- Students will understand appropriate tools, tack and attire associated with the western horse training industry.
- Students will understand industry accepted methods of ground work with horses, including but not limited to: catching, haltering, leading, longeing, and grooming.
- Students will understand industry accepted methods of saddling, mounting and riding young horses within the first 90 days of training. This includes, but is not limited to: commonly accepted drills related to training horses with a western riding foundation.
- Students should be able to understand the terminology associated with the western horse. This includes but not limited to: common names of equine body parts, common names of tack, and commonly accepted horse training terminology.
- Students will be able to understand normal horse health, body condition, normal vital signs, common unsoundness, common illness, normal preventative healthcare and nutrition. This includes procedure for feeding appropriate volumes of forage, concentrates and water required by the horse.
- Students will be able to understand common industry accepted equine reproduction techniques, practices, and terminology.
- Student will be able to understand basic and common equine business practices, including but no limited to: creating a business plan, creating a marketing plan, creating cover letters and resumes as well as understand the economic impact of the horse industry in the United States and World Wide.
- Students will properly communicate the above terminology and skills in a professional manner.
|ASC102||Introduction to Equine Science||4|
|ASC230||Farm Animal Anatomy & Physiology||3|
|ASC250||Live Animal/Carcass Evaluation||3|
Written Communication (6 Semester Credits)
|ENG121||English Composition I:CO1||3|
|ENG122||English Composition II:CO2||3|
Oral Communication (3 Semester Credits)
|MAT121||College Algebra : MA1||4|
|MAT125||Survey of Calculus: MA1||4|
|MAT135||Introduction to Statistics: MA1||3|
Students need to choose 2 courses from this section.
Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 Semester Credits)
|AGE102||Agriculture Economics: GT-SS1||3|
|ECO202||Principles of Microeconomics: SS1||3|
|AGR260||World Interdependence /Population/Food: SS3||3|
Natural and Physical Sciences
|BIO111||General College Biology I with Lab: SC1||5|
|CHE101||Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: SC1||5|
|CHE111||General College Chemistry I with Lab: SC1||5|
Two guaranteed transfer Arts & Humanities courses from (GT-AH1, GT-AH2, GT-AH3, GT-AH4)
Arts and Humanities (6 Semester Credits)
|ART110||Art Appreciation: AH1||3|
|ART111||Art History Ancient to Medieval GT-AH1||3|
|ART112||Art History Renaissance to 1900:GT-AH1||3|
|ART207||Art History 1900 to Present||3|
|MUS120||Music Appreciation: AH1||3|
|MUS121||Music History Medieval to Classical: AH1||3|
|MUS122||Music History Romantic to Present: AH1||3|
|MUS123||Survey of World Music: GT-AH1||3|
|MUS125||History of Jazz: AH1||3|
|THE105||Theatre Appreciation: AH1||3|
|THE211||Development of Theatre: Greek Renaissance||3|
|HUM115||World Mythology: GT-AH2||3|
|HUM121||Humanities: Early Civ: AH2||3|
|HUM122||Humanities: Mediev-Mod: AH2||3|
|HUM123||Humanities: Modern Wrld: AH2||3|
|LIT115||Introduction to Literature I||3|
|LIT201||World Literature to 1600: AH2||3|
|LIT202||World Literature After 1600: AH2||3|
|LIT205||Ethnic Literature : AH2||3|
|LIT211||American Literature to Civil War: AH2||3|
|LIT212||American Literature After Civil War: AH2||3|
|LIT225||Introduction to Shakespeare: AH2||3|
|PHI111||Introduction to Philosophy: AH3||3|
|PHI114||Comparative Religions: AH3||3|
|PHI214||Philosophy of Religion: AH3||3|
|PHI218||Environmental Ethics: AH3||3|
|SPA211||Spanish Language III: AH4||3|
|SPA212||Spanish Language IV : AH4||3|
One GT Pathways History course (GT-HI1)
History (3 Semester Credits)
|HIS101||Western Civilization:Antiquity-1650 HI1||3|
|HIS102||Western Civilization: 1650-Present HI1||3|
|HIS111||The World: Antiquity-1500: HI1||3|
|HIS112||The World: 1500-Present: HI1||3|
|HIS121||US History to Reconstruction: HI1||3|
|HIS122||US History since Civil War:HI1||3|
|HIS208||American Indian History||3|
|HIS225||Colorado History: HI1||3|
|HIS236||U.S. History Since 1945||3|
|HIS247||20th Century World History:HI1||3|
Choose 6 elective credits plus either ASC288 or ASC250
|ACC121||Accounting Principles I||4|
|AGE205||Farm and Ranch Management||3|
|ASC250||Live Animal/Carcass Evaluation||3|
|CIS118||Introduction to PC Applications||3|
|ECO201||Principles of Macroeconomics: SS1||3|