Equine
Area of Study

Equine

Equine Science Designation

CIP:
240199
Associate of Science

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.

Written Communication

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ENG121ENG1021
English Composition I:GT-CO1 3

Emphasizes planning, writing, and editing/revisions of compositions, coupled with development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a minimum of five compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENG0092 (ENG090 AND REA090 or CCR092) (with a “C” grade or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

and

ENG122ENG1022
English Composition II: GT-CO2 3

Expands and refines the objectives of English Composition I. Emphasizes critical/logical thinking and reading, problem definition, research strategies, and writing analytical, evaluative, and/or persuasive papers that incorporate research. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO2 category. Prerequisite: ENG1021 (ENG121) (“C” or better) or ACT Writing Score of 26. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

OR you can take ENG1022 (ENG122) and a GT-CO3 course.

Oral Communication

Total Credits 3
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
COM115COM1150
Public Speaking 3

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasizes on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Mathematics

Total Credits 3-4
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
MAT135MAT1260
Introduction to Statistics: GT-MA1 3

Introduces descriptive and inferential statistics, with an emphasis on critical thinking and statistical literacy. Topics include methods of data collection, presentation and summarization, introduction to probability concepts and distributions, and statistical inference of one and two populations. This course uses real world data to illustrate applications of a practical nature. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-MA1 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0) A.A. & A.G.S. Degrees only.

and

MAT121MAT1340
College Algebra: GT-MA1 4

Focuses on a variety of functions and exploration of their graphs. Topics include: equations and inequalities, operations on functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems and an introduction to conic sections. This course provides essential skills for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) pathways.  This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-MA1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT0300 (MAT055) (“C” or higher) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-60) (4-0)

or

MAT125MAT1400
Survey of Calculus: GT-MA1 4

Includes derivatives, integrals, and their applications with attention restricted to algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions for business, life science, and/or social science majors. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-MA1 category. Prerequisite: Successful completion of MAT1340 or MAT1320 (MAT121 or MAT123) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. (Contact hours-60) (4-0)

OR Higher Calculus course.

Arts and Humanities

Total Credits 6

Take two GT courses from AH1, AH2, AH3 or AH4 categories.

History

Total Credits 3

Take one GT course from the HI1 category.

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
AGR260AGR2160
World Interdependence /Population/Food: GT-SS3 3

Covers the study of world population and food production and distribution. Problems and opportunities concerning population and food are discussed in a global context. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

and

AGE102AGE1102
Agriculture Economics: GT-SS1 3

Focuses on economic principles as applied to agriculture through price discovery with producer supply and consumer demand, governmental policies, rural development, and resource management. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS1 category. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

or

ECO202ECO2002
Principles of Microeconomics: GT-SS1 3

Studies the firm, the nature of cost, and how these relate to the economy as a whole. Analyzes economic models of the consumer, perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly and monopolistic competition. Explores economic issues including market power, population growth, positive and negative externalities, income distribution, poverty and welfare, discrimination, and international economic interdependence. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS1 category. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG0092 (CCR092) and minimum of MAT0250 (MAT050) (“C” or better). (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Natural and Physical Sciences

Total Credits 10
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
BIO111BIO1111
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1 5

Examines the fundamental molecular, cellular, and genetic principles characterizing plants and animals. Includes cell structure and function, the metabolic processes of respiration, and photosynthesis, as well as cell reproduction and basic concepts of heredity. This course includes laboratory experience. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 categoryPrerequisites: Successful completion of REA090 or ENG0092 (CCR092) (“C” or better) OR appropriate placement score. Corequisites: ENG0094 and ENG1021 (CCR094 and ENG121). (Contact hours-90) (4-2)

and

CHE101CHE1011
Introduction to Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 5

Includes the study of measurements, atomic theory, chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, solutions, acid and base, gas laws, and condensed states. Laboratory experiments demonstrate the above concepts qualitatively and quantitatively. Designed for non-science majors, students in occupational and health programs, or students with no chemistry background. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Prerequisite: MAT0300 (MAT055) (“C” or better) (Contact hours-90) (4-2)

or

CHE111CHE1111
General College Chemistry I with Lab: GT-SC1 5

Focuses on basic chemistry and measurement, matter, chemical formulas, reactions and equations, stoichiometry. This course covers the development of atomic theory culminating in the use of quantum numbers to determine electron configurations of atoms, and the relationship of electron configuration to chemical bond theory. The course includes gases, liquids, and solids, and problem-solving skills are emphasized through Laboratory experiments. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SC1 category. Prerequisite: 1 year high school chemistry or equivalent. Corequisite: MAT1340 (MAT121) or instructor approval. (Contact hours-105) (4-3)

Program Requirements

Total Credits 6
Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ASC102ASC1102
Introduction to Equine Science 4

This course covers the basics of the equine industry, breeds, selection, form to function, care and management, soundness, health, reproduction, feeding, facilities, physiology, production systems, and management systems. (Contact hours-75) (3-2)

ASC230ASC2130
Farm Animal Anatomy & Physiology 3

Introduces students to the basic concepts of farm animal anatomy and physiology with emphasis on concepts relating to nutrition, reproduction, Immunology, and growth of the basic farm species. Anatomy and Physiology is taught in the context of applying basic principles to production practices in the industry including reproductive management, livestock nutrition management, and animal health practices. Prerequisites: BIO1111 (BIO111) and ASC1100 (ASC100) (“C” or better) OR instructor approval. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Program Requirements

Total Credits 6

Choose two of the following courses.

Course Number Course Title Credits Details
ACC121ACC1021
Accounting Principles I 4

This course introduces the study of accounting principles for understanding of the theory and logic that underlie procedures and practices. Major topics include the accounting cycle for service and merchandising companies, internal control principles and practices, notes and interest, inventory systems and costing, plant assets and intangible asset accounting. (Contact hours-60) (4-0)

AGE205AGE2105
Farm and Ranch Management 3

Students will gain practical experience in applying principles of economics, marketing, and finance to the management of an agricultural operation. Students will create their own sample farm or ranch and emphasis will be placed on utilizing computer technology for budgeting and financial planning. Prerequisite: CIS1018 (CIS118) (Ag emphasis preferred) (“C” or better) or instructor approval. (Contact hours-60) (2-2)

AGE208AGE2108
Agricultural Finance 3

An introductory course in principles of finance and their application to agriculture and agri–business, including the time value of money, net present value analysis, interest, credit, lending institutions, financial statements, and financial ratios. Prerequisite: AGE1102 (AGE102) (“C” or better) (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

AGE210AGE2110
Agriculture Marketing 3

An applied study of the agricultural marketing system and methods of marketing crops and livestock. Emphasis will be placed on hedging with futures and options. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

CIS118CIS1018
Introduction to PC Applications 3

This course introduces basic computer terminology, file management, and PC system components. Provides an overview of office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation graphics. Includes the use of a web browser to access the Internet. (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

ECO201ECO2001
Principles of Macroeconomics: GT-SS1 3

Focuses on the study of the American economy, stressing the interrelationships among household, business, and government sectors. Explores saving and investment decisions, unemployment, inflation, national income accounting, taxing and spending policies, the limits of the market and government, public choice theory, the Federal Reserve System, money and banking, and international trade. This is a Statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS1 category. Prerequisites: Successful completion of ENG0092 (CCR092) and minimum of MAT0250 (MAT050) (“C” or better). (Contact hours-45) (3-0)

Electives

Total Credits 3-4

Consult with a Northeastern Advisor and select the credits needed based on the specific articulation agreement and transfer institution requirements. The list of approved electives can be found on the Approved A.A.-A.S. Electives page.