Agriculture (AGAH, AGEQ, AGRI)

Classes

AGEQ 1301 : Equine Behavior and Training I

Instruction in basic equine behavior and training methods. Topics include anatomy and physiology, behavior, safety, health care management, and training methods. Topics will include safety, behavior, health care and management, and training methods. Students will use a systematic approach to training a weanling horse while learning proper safety and training techniques used in the industry. One hour lecture and four hours lab per week.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AGEQ 1319.

AGEQ 1311 : Equine Science I

An introduction to the fundamental aspects of horse production and the importance of the horse in our society. An in-depth study in functional anatomy of the horse will be covered, in addition to principles of breeding, feeding, grooming, handling and health care. Two hours lecture, two hours lab per week.

Credits

3

AGEQ 1315 : Horse Evaluation I

Comparative evaluation of stock, pleasure and show horses. Ability to present accurate, clear and concise oral and written reasons will be stressed. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AGEQ 1311 or consent of the instructor.

AGEQ 2310 : Equine Business Management

Management of the equine business. Content includes record keeping, insurance and liability, show management, equine promotion and sales, and employer relationships. Lecture will be supplemented with guest speakers and field trips to area farms and businesses. Three hours lecture per week.

Credits

3

AGEQ 2311 : Equine Science II

Study of advanced concepts of equine production. Emphasis on management practices utilized in the horse industry. Identify and describe the functional anatomy of the horse. Explain digestive physiology of the horse. Determine nutrient needs of the horse. Recognize diseases of the horse. Identify and treat parasites of horses. Two hours lecture and two hours lab per week.

Credits

3

AGEQ 2340 : Equine Seminar

Capstone course designed to illustrate previously learned competencies associated with the equine industry. Three hours lecture per week.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AGEQ 2311.

AGEQ 2386 : Internship, Equestrian/Equine Studies, Horse Management and Training

An experience external to the college for students in a specialized field involving a written agreement between Weatherford College and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, students achieve objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AGEQ 1311.

AGEQ 2387 : Internship, Equestrian/Equine Studies, Horse Management and Training

An experience external to the college for students in a specialized field involving a written agreement between Weatherford College and a business or industry. Mentored and supervised by a workplace employee, students achieve objectives that are developed and documented by the college and that are directly related to specific occupational outcomes. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

AGEQ 2386.

AGRI 1131 : The Agriculture Industry

Overview of world agriculture, nature of the industry, resource conservation, and the American agricultural system, including production, distribution, and marketing. One hour lecture per week.

Credits

1

AGRI 1325 : Marketing of Agricultural Products

Operations in the movement of agricultural commodities from producer to consumer, including the essential marketing functions of buying, selling, transporting, storing, financing, standardizing, pricing, and risk bearing. Three hours lecture per week.

Credits

3

AGRI 1407 : Agronomy

Principles and practices in the development, production, and management of field crops including plant breeding, plant diseases, soils, insect control, and weed control. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

AGRI 1415 : Horticulture

Structure, growth, and development of horticultural plants from a practical and scientific approach. Environmental effects, basic principles of propagation, greenhouse and outdoor production, nutrition, pruning, chemical control of growth, pest control, and landscaping. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

AGRI 1419 : Introductory Animal Science

Scientific animal agriculture. Importance of livestock and meat industries. Selection, reproduction, nutrition, management, and marketing of beef cattle, swine, sheep, goats, and horses. Three hours lecture and three hours lab per week.

Credits

4

AGRI 2330 : Wildlife Conservation & Management

Principles and practices used in the production and improvement of wildlife resources. Aesthetic, ecological, and recreational uses of public and private lands. Three hours lecture per week.

Credits

3