Equine Science Program

Equine Science

Work directly with Standardbred harness horses at the Delaware County Fairgrounds where you will learn from industry professionals.

Program Highlights:

  • Identify and apply responsible animal science principles

  • Laboratory techniques involving areas such as:

  • Parasitology

  • Microbiology

  • Cytology

  • Animal restraint

  • Comprehensive review of the major body systems

  • Performing physical examinations

  • Diagnose issues and recommend probable treatment of common diseases, disorders, and injuries

  • Practicums and identification are routinely practiced in the classroom to align with FFA Career Development Events (CDE).

Areas of Study:

  • Business management

  • Animal nutrition

  • Animal health and diseases

  • Animal anatomy and physiology

  • Animal reproduction and genetics

  • Equine selection and evaluation

  • Equine care and grooming

  • Harness horse breaking and training

  • Animal behavior and psychology

  • Veterinary science

  • Legal and ethical issues of the horse industry

Credits Available:

  • 3 elective credits per year

  • College credits available through an articulation agreement with Hocking College and through Career-Technical Assurance Guides (CTAGs)

CTAGs are transferrable to Ohio public colleges. Credits vary per program.

Industry Credentials Available:

  • CPR and First Aid***

  • Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science***

***Industry credential recognized by ODE for points toward graduation.

Download the full Equine Science fact sheet in English, en Español, or Somali.

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Fees can be easily paid online, 24 hours a day. Learn more about paying class fees and adding to your student’s lunch account.

Equine Science I Fee Sheet

Equine Science II Fee Sheet

This program is participating in the Chromebook One to One Experience. An additional one-time fee to purchase a Chromebook will be waived if you are a returning student who has already participated in the Chromebook One to One Experience or if you are bringing your own technology. Learn more about the Chromebook One to One Experience.

To ask more questions about any program or to schedule a tour of our campus, contact Administrative Assistant to the Enrollment Coordinator, Mariellen Murray at (740) 201-3216 or MurrayM@DelawareAreaCC.org.


Jennifer Kessler
(740) 362.6465

Delaware County Fairgrounds
236 Pennsylvania Ave, Delaware, OH 43015

Apply Online. Application opens in November.

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