EQUINE INDUSTRY AND MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Gain academic, technical, and professional skills while learning to establish safe, trusting, and responsive relationships with horses. Based on your interests, courses may be taken individually or as a series culminating in a non-credit professional certificate.
Damian Ficca, the lead instructor, is a Denver native who has worked horses throughout the western United States. He is one of a select group of individuals who specialize in traditional western training, with roots in the Spanish California and Nevada horse training methods.
Horse Training and Horsemanship Lab
Gain hands-on practice in the skills and methods for ground handling babies, yearlings and older horses; green broke training; retraining and finishing horses. Students must complete an average of 10 hours of lab work and 4 hours of independent study weekly. *Days and times scheduled with the instructor. Sessions held at barns throughout the region
Equine Special Topics
Presentations and guest speakers on a variety of topics related to horsemanship, horse training, health care, hoof care, nutrition, and management will be offered. Course covers seasonal as well as timely topics.
Tue, Sept 8-Dec 8, 6-7:30 p.m., 14 wks Littleton Campus
Nervous & Cardiovascular System
This course covers the equine brain, cranial nerves, spine, autonomic nervous system, major vascular patterns, heart, blood vessels, lymph system and bone marrow as well as diseases and injuries related to these two systems. Begins, Wed, Sept 9.
Mon/Wed, Sept 9-Oct 26, 6-7:30 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM 1034F01-69283 $199
This course will cover drug classifications, composition, therapeutics, metabolism, absorption, excretion, interaction, toxicology and drug testing. Begins Wed, Sept 9.
Mon/Wed, Sept 9-Oct 26, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM 1036F01-69284 $199
Equine Hair, Skin, Eyes and Ears
This course covers a more in-depth orientation to the functions, anatomy and diseases related to equine hair, skin, eyes and ears. Begins Wed, Oct 28. *No class Nov 25.
Mon/Wed, Oct 28-Dec 16*, 6-7:30 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM 1023F01-69285 $199
This course covers topics related to the equine respiratory system such as the nasal cavity, nasopharynx, larynx, trachea, and lungs. Begins Wed, Oct 28. *No class Nov 25.
Mon/Wed, Oct 28-Dec 16*, 7:45-9:15 p.m., 7 wks Littleton Campus
HRSM 1035F01-69286 $199
Gain professional experience in equine training and management through internships in the equine industry. Instructor approves placements and works closely with intern and sponsor. *Days and times scheduled with the instructor
- HRSM1009F01-69089* 20 hours a week $499
- HRSM1009F02-69090* 30 hours a week $599
- HRSM1009F03-69091* 40 hours a week $699
- HRSM 1009W01-81736* 20 hours a week $499
- HRSM 1009W02-81737* 30 hours a week $599
- HRSM 1009W03-81738* 40 hours a week $699