What separates TVCC's Equine Program ?

The vast majority of college and university Equine programs provide primarily classroom-based curricula.  The TVCC Equine program has a distinctly different philosophy, and that is to ensure our students will be successful in the horse industry, by providing a hands-on education that gives them the required skills. 

At TVCC students in the Horse Production and Training program work directly with horses, and most of their education takes place in the barns, on the ranch, or in the arena.  This philosophy not only ensures students will be successful obtaining employment and a career working in the Equine industry, but also appeals to those students who don’t necessarily excel in the classroom, and who because of this, might avoid higher education altogether.  

The demand for this type of hands-on education is demonstrated by the large number of clinicians who are currently filling the void in academics for this type of program.  

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Degrees and Certificates 

      Career Paths in Equine Industry 

      - Equine Career Opportunities 


     1. Equine Science

         - 2 - Year Associate of Science w/ Equine Option

     2. Equine Business

         - 2 - Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

     3. Horse Training
        - 2 - Year Associate of Applied Science Degree 

Career Pathway Certificates

      Through Training AAS

                - Performance Horse Sales and Day Work  

                - Colt Starting and Assistant Trainer  

      Through Equine Business AAS

                Equine Business Management Technician 

Industry Certificates

     Training Quality Assurance (TQA)

        Certified Public Horse Trainer

        - COW/CALF - For those who breed and sell weaned calves
        - STOCKER/BACKGROUNDER - For those who raise and sell feeder cattle
        - FEEDYARD - For those who feed and sell fed cattle

High School Dual Credit (Short Courses)    
       - ANS 141 Basic Halter Training (1 Week)
       - ANS 150
 Driving and Packing (1 Week)
       - ANS 107 Basic Hoof Maintenance (5 Weeks)
       - ANS 108 Advanced Horse Shoeing (5 Weeks)

High School Dual Credit Hybrid Online Classes (Full Term)
ANS 146
 Equine Training Quality Assurance
      - ANS 199 Industry Certifications 

About TVCC Equine Instructor:  Wade Black   

The Future of CTE

Student Testimonials 

Training for the Cross LLC

Performance Horse Production Training Marketing and Selling (Sample Video)
(Videos taken on TVCC Field Trips) 

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1)  Cowboy Christian Fellowship 
(Food for events & money to help cover speakers and judges travel expense)

2) Stock Horse Team
(Scholarships & Travel Expense)

3) Performance Horse Series Buckle Sponsor
($150 to Buy Buckle for End of Year Prizes ) 

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