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Horse Training & Management


LCC’s Horse Training and Management Program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree and several one-year certificates.

  • Our program can help you energize your career.
  • Lucrative employment opportunities may include working as a professional horse trainer or as a manager of a horse training operation.
  • With continued education, you can work towards a career in animal health, management or finance.
  • Your career placement is important to our industry partners and us.

A.A.S. in Horse Training and Management
A.A.S. in Horsemanship/Equine Business Management
A.G.S. in Equine Science
One-Year Certificate in Starting Colts
One-Year Certificate in Advanced Horsemanship Certificate
One-Year Certificate in Stable Management

Associate of Applied Science in Horse Training and Management  - The curriculum of Horse Training & Management is arranged in a sequence of courses designed to effectively combine theory with practical experience. Therefore, students may enter the program only during the fall semester and are expected to progress through the sequence of courses within a two-year period. In addition to satisfying the 15 credits of general education requirements of the A.A.S. degree, students “green break” at least three colts and specialize train one additional horse. Finally, after successful completion of their course work students complete with an internship with a trainer of their choice to finish their degrees. Click here for equipment list

Associate of Applied Science in Equine Business Management  – The curriculum of Equine Business Management is designed to provide students with the skills necessary for careers in the equine industry. The curriculum is management oriented, preparing students with a working knowledge of equine science, equine industry, and various management aspects of that industry balanced by instruction in riding, training and horse handling skills. Students prepare for careers in barn management, riding academies, feed and saddlery companies, sales and merchandising, breed associations, equine publications, or transfer to a university. The curriculum will prepare students for the widest range of available equine jobs; areas of specialization may be pursued during the internship. Click here for equipment list

Starting Colts Certificate – This one-year certificate program is designed to provide students, through hands-on experience, with the skills and knowledge needed to break colts for riding.

Advanced Horsemanship Certificate – This two-year certificate program builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the Starting Colts certificate program. It combines hands-on experience with a one-semester internship with a professional trainer. Admission to this certificate program requires successful completion of the Starting Colts certificate program, or permission of the program instructors.

Stable Management Certificate – This one-year certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully operate a training stable.



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