Course Descriptions

Equine Science - EQSCI
Course Classification

Courses numbered 1-49 — are baccalaureate level (transfer) courses. Courses thus numbered are transferable to four- year institutions. Agriculture courses are designed to parallel the work taught in similar courses at California Polytechnic State University or at California State University, Fresno but may not carry the same number.

Courses numbered 50-99 — are associate degree level courses. Courses thus numbered are primarily for the student who does not plan to continue his/her education beyond the community college level; however, occupational education courses may transfer according to articulation agreements. Complete information on articulation is available through the Counseling Center.

Courses Numbered 100-201 — are non-transfer and are non-degree applicable; they are skill building or remedial.

Abbreviations for Degree, Non-Degree, and Transfer Courses

The following abbreviations designate degree applicable, transfer, and non-degree applicable courses:
(AA) Associate Degree
(CSU) Transferable to California State University System
(UC) Transferable to University of California System
(NDA) Non-Degree Applicable

  • EQSCI-008
  • Groom Elite I
  • Credit(s) 3

Groom Elite I
EQSCI 008 prepares students for entry level jobs in the racing industry. The course covers horse care skills that are essential to effective racing programs such as horse health, stable management, feeding, and race day activities. The course is part of a two-part series that prepares students for Groom Elite Certification.

Class Hours:
36 Lecture | 54 Laboratory
Transfers to:
  • EQSCI-009
  • Groom Elite II
  • Credit(s) 3.5

Groom Elite II
EQSCI 009 is the second course in a two-part series that prepares students for employment in the horse racing industry. The course covers knowledge and skills that are essential to an advanced understanding of horse care such as injuries, therapy, and race day activities.

Class Hours:
36 Lecture | 90 Laboratory
Transfers to: