CF offering certificate in horse science

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The College of Central Florida Equine Studies program is offering a new online Equine Technician college credit certificate.

   “Throughout the country there are just a handful of schools to offer an accredited online equine program, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to reach a wider audience in the equine community,” said Dr. Judy Downer, professor of Equine Studies.

   Courses will cover pre-purchase examinations, nutrition, vaccination protocols, deworming, equine behavior and safe handling practices. The certificate, according to college staff, is ideal for people new to horse ownership or those already in the horse industry seeking to further their equine knowledge.

   The Equine Technician certificate is comprised of five courses, totaling 15 credits. All five courses are a component of the Associate in Science degree in Equine Studies, so students can continue on for additional degrees if desired.

   Courses available in fall semesters will be Introduction to Equine Science, Equine Health Care and Equine Behavior and Psychology. Equine Nutrition and Horse Handling and Safety will be offered in spring semesters.

   Enrollment in the certificate program can be started by applying for admission to CF at www.CF.edu. A high school diploma or GED is required prior to admission. Upon acceptance into the college students can register for the certificate courses.

   For more information contact Downer at downerj@cf.edu.