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Farrier Science and Business

Farrier Science & Business

farrier.jpgKey Program Features: Real-world experience, small class sizes, hands-on learning, professional opportunities, and an engaging faculty.

Hocking College offers one of only a few farrier science associate degree programs in the United States.  The Farrier Science and Business program offers a unique combination of farrier skills and business management.

You can have the best of two worlds - working around horses and owning your own business.

You will learn the newest and safest techniques for shoeing horses as you develop skills on both gas and coal forges.

Learn corrective farrier skills as well as shoeing for performance. Classes such as care and handling, gait analysis, and nutrition provide you with a solid background in horse care.

Many farriers are self-employed. The business portion of this program provides you with not only basic business skills such as management and accounting, but also marketing and brochure development and business skills specific to the equine industry.

You will also develop a business plan to get you started in establishing a successful farrier business.

 


 

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Farrier Science and Business:

  • Perform proper shoeing techniques.
  • Apply business skills as they pertain to the equine industry.
  • Identify, maintain, and use safety procedures with horses, tack and related equipment.
  • Perform safety inspection procedures in daily operations.
  • Properly feed/water horses, groom/bathe horses, and clean stalls.
  • Provide basic horse health care including preventive health care.
  • Properly identify feeds and feeding requirements of equine at all ages and levels of performance.
  • Apply knowledge of horse anatomy, teeth identification, conformation and color, and health care.
  • Manage horses unmounted, to include leading, tying, trailer loading, transporting, approaching catching, and haltering.
  • Manage horses without assistance while mounting/dismounting.
  • Tack and untack properly, to include fit and adjustment.
  • Operate and maintain basic farrier equipment.
  • Demonstrate a variety of forging techniques.
  • Develop a plan to establish a farrier business.

 

Additional Outcomes

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Hocking College

2018 - 2019 Associate of Technical Study in Farrier Science and Business

Total Credit Hours:
61.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$5,912.00

Class Hours: 37.0
Lab Hours: 43.0

Total Credit Hours:
61.0

Estimated Course Fees:
$5,575.00

Class Hours: 17.0
Lab Hours: 44.0

 

Hocking College Reserves the right to modify curricular requirements, to change course content, and change course fees at any time.
  COURSE NO. FIRST SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EQSI-1104 Intro to Horse Handling and Management 2.00 2.00 3.00 $230.00
  EQSI-1116 Equine Anatomy and Conformation 3.00 0.00 3.00 $250.00
  EQSI-1118 Horseshoeing I 0.00 4.00 2.00 $330.00
  EQSI-2211 Equine Industry and Employment 1.00 0.00 1.00 $155.00
  EQSI-1150 Leathercraft 1.00 2.00 2.00 $285.00
  GS-1000 HC Cornerstone 1.00 0.00 1.00 $80.00
  MATH-1103 Applied Mathematics 2.00 2.00 3.00 $182.00
    Totals 10.00 10.00 15.00 $1,512.00

  COURSE NO. SECOND SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EQSI-1215 Horseshoeing II 0.00 4.00 3.00 $650.00
  EQSI-1113 Equine Nutrition and Supplements 2.00 0.00 2.00 $155.00
  ESQI-1135 Forging I 2.00 2.00 3.00 $615.00
  ESQI-1109 Novice Horsemanship 1.00 4.00 3.00 $240.00
  ENG-1510 English Composition I 4.00 0.00 4.00 $50.00
    Totals 9.00 10.00 15.00 $1,710.00

  COURSE NO. SUMMER SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  NRM-2296 Natural Resources Practicum & Seminar 0.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00
    Totals 0.00 7.00 2.00 $100.00

  COURSE NO. THIRD SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EQSI-2216 Horseshoeing III 2.00 2.00 3.00 $840.00
  EQSI-2103 Green Horse Handling 2.00 2.00 3.00 $210.00
  EQSI-1114 Equine Health 3.00 2.00 4.00 $260.00
  WELD-1120 Introduction to Welding 0.00 4.00 2.00 $300.00
  *** Social Science Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00 -
    Totals 7.00 10.00 15.00 $1,610.00

  COURSE NO. FOURTH SEMESTER Class Hours Lab Hours Credit Hours Course Fee
  EQSI-2258 Corrective Shoeing and Gait Analysis (Capstone) 2.00 6.00 5.00 $790.00
  EQSI-2229 Equine Business & Marketing 3.00 0.00 3.00 $150.00
  COMM-1130 Speech 3.00 0.00 3.00 $40.00
  *** Biology Elective 0.00 0.00 3.00 -
    Totals 11.00 6.00 14.00 $980.00
FIRST SEMESTER
Course Hours: 6.00 Lab Hours: 16.00 Cost: $1,415.00

SECOND SEMESTER
Course Hours: 9.00 Lab Hours: 10.00 Cost: $1,862.00

SUMMER SEMESTER
Course Hours: 1.00 Lab Hours: 7.00 Cost: $100.00

THIRD SEMESTER
Course Hours: 8.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $1,400.00

FOURTH SEMESTER
Course Hours: 8.00 Lab Hours: 8.00 Cost: $1,135.00

Additional Resources

Farrier Science and BusinessA Career in Farrier Science and Business Promises an Exciting Future

The Farrier Science and Business program provides you with very specialized skills.  Employment may be found in all areas of the equine industry, such as at a dude ranch, in the race horse industry or in private stables.  

Graduates are also prepared to establish their own farrier business.

 

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Student Learning Outcomes 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) are statements of what a student will be able to do when they have completed a program. They represent the knowledge and skills a program has determined are most important for students to gain from that program and include both the Success Skills (institutional outcomes) and Program Outcomes. SLOs are specific and measurable so the program can accurately assess the degree to which students have achieved each outcome, and they align with college and institution mission and values. Data on the achievement of SLOs is used to make improvements in the program and increase student success. 

Success Skills

  • CE - Communicates Effectively
  • PA - Maintains Professional Skills and Attitudes
  • CT - Demonstrates Learning Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving Skills
  • ET - Maintains a Code of Ethics
  • HR - Practices Human Relations Skills
  • MS - Demonstrates Math Skills
  • GA - Demonstrates Community, Cultural and Global Awareness
  • IT - Implements Career-Appropriate Technology

To learn more about each of these, click here.

Program Outcomes

The following outcomes are skills, behaviors, and attitudes cultivated in students seeking the Associate of Technical Study in Farrier Science and Business:

  • Perform proper shoeing techniques.
  • Apply business skills as they pertain to the equine industry.
  • Identify, maintain, and use safety procedures with horses, tack and related equipment.
  • Perform safety inspection procedures in daily operations.
  • Properly feed/water horses, groom/bathe horses, and clean stalls.
  • Provide basic horse health care including preventive health care.
  • Properly identify feeds and feeding requirements of equine at all ages and levels of performance.
  • Apply knowledge of horse anatomy, teeth identification, conformation and color, and health care.
  • Manage horses unmounted, to include leading, tying, trailer loading, transporting, approaching catching, and haltering.
  • Manage horses without assistance while mounting/dismounting.
  • Tack and untack properly, to include fit and adjustment.
  • Operate and maintain basic farrier equipment.
  • Demonstrate a variety of forging techniques.
  • Develop a plan to establish a farrier business.
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Retention Rates

Retention rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research utilizing the following criteria:
  • All registered fall/autumn students with registration status for the following fall/autumn.
  • Excludes special populations - College Credit Plus, Non Degree, Online Military and University Center.
  • Potential for upcoming fall/autumn excludes graduates from that fall/autumn, spring and summer terms.
Academic Year Retention Rate
2016 - 2017 75%
2015 - 2016 55%
2014 - 2015 56%

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

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2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates are determined by the office of Institutional Research. To ensure appropriate time for data collection, this report will be run and posted annually in the last week of September for the previous academic year. It should be noted that annual graduation rates may change as students continue to graduate. The following criteria will be utilized for the calculation of graduation rates:

  • Overall Program Completion Rate is defined as a percentage of the ratio: 

    All graduates of the program
    _________________________________________________________________
    All students with the program in their history of programs of study

  • For the purposes of reporting, the program completion rates are aggregated by academic year of entry.
  • A student is considered to have completed or graduated from a program or certificate by virtue of having been awarded the degree or certificate.
  • A student is considered to be undertaking activity in a program of study for the duration of time that they are in an active status in a program or certificate. This is defined by having a Program of Study with a status of ‘A’ during the duration of time they are taking coursework.  Should a student move in and out of active status in a program of study while continuing to take coursework, we only take into account the student’s activity while the program has an active status for that particular program of study.
Academic Year Graduation Rate
2016 - 2017 25%
2015 - 2016 47.37%
2014 - 2015 42.86%

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

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