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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
2017 - 2018 N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A
2014 - 2015 N/A
2013 - 2014 N/A

2017 - 2018 Retention Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Retention Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Retention Rate: N/A

2014 - 2015 Retention Rate: N/A

2013 - 2014 Retention Rate: N/A

 

Graduation Rates 

Graduation rates for the program are listed below.

Academic Year Graduation Rate
2017 - 2018 N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A

2017 - 2018 Graduation Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Graduation Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Graduation Rate: N/A

 

Employment Rates

Employment rates of Hocking College Graduates are determined by results of the Graduate Survey given six months after graduation (number employed in field / number of responses within the program). The rates include those graduates employed both part-time and full-time in their field of study. A N/A response indicates that 1) the survey results are not analyzed or 2) There were no survey respondents.
 
For information about national and state employment rates, please go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics site.
 
Academic Year Employment Rates
(by industry)

Employment Rates
(by Hocking College Graduates)

2017 - 2018 N/A N/A
2016 - 2017 N/A N/A
2015 - 2016 N/A N/A

2017 - 2018 Employment Rate: N/A

2016 - 2017 Employment Rate: N/A

2015 - 2016 Employment Rate: N/A

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