What separates TVCC's Equine Program ?

The vast majority of college and university Equine programs provide primarily classroom-based curricula.  The TVCC Equine program has a distinctly different philosophy, and that is to ensure our students will be successful in the horse industry, by providing a hands-on education that gives them the required skills. 

At TVCC students in the Horse Production and Training program work directly with horses, and most of their education takes place in the barns, on the ranch, or in the arena.  This philosophy not only ensures students will be successful obtaining employment and a career working in the Equine industry, but also appeals to those students who don’t necessarily excel in the classroom, and who because of this, might avoid higher education altogether.  

The demand for this type of hands-on education is demonstrated by the large number of clinicians who are currently filling the void in academics for this type of program.  


Career Paths in Equine Industry 

- Equine Career Opportunities 

Degrees and Certificates 


  1. Equine Science

    - 2 - Year Associate of Science w/ Equine Option

  2. Equine Business  

    - 2 - Year Associate of Applied Science Degree

  3. Horse Production & Training
    - 2-year Associate of Applied Science Degree 

Career Pathway Certificates

  Through Horse  Production and Training AAS

      - Performance Horse Selection, Training, Marketing and Sales 

  Through Equine Business AAS

      - Equine Business Management Technician 

Industry Certificates

  Training Quality Assurance (TQA)

       Certified Public Horse Trainer

Dual Credit 


TVCC Equine Instructor:  Wade Black   

TVCC Students and Field Trips

Performance Horse Production Training Marketing and Selling (Sample Video)