University of Guelph 1999-2000 Diploma Program Calendar

X--Associate Diploma Programs

Associate Diploma in Equine Studies

The Equine Studies Program provides students with an opportunity to specialize at an intensive level in the management of horse enterprises. The program provides an excellent foundation for students who eventually wish to seek certification as qualified instructors in the Canadian Equestrian Federation. The program combines theory and hands-on practical courses that prepare graduates for the diversity of positions that exist in the horse industry.

The Equine Studies Program at Kemptville College is the only one in Ontario and it attracts students from all areas of Ontario and from other provinces in Canada.


Fall Semester 1

DAGR*1000 [0.50] Livestock Systems
DAGR*1200 [0.50] Applied Plant Science
DAGR*1600 [0.50] Applied Mathematics *
DAGR*1610 [0.50] Computer Applications *
DAGR*3820 [0.50] Horse Feeds and Feeding
0.50 elective credit

Winter Semester 2

DAGR*2110 [0.50] Business Accounting
DAGR*2600 [0.50] Communication Skills *
DAGR*2800 [0.50] An Introduction to the Horse Industry
DAGR*2810 [0.50] Horse Care and Stable Duty
DAGR*2820 [0.50] Equine Stable Management
0.50 elective credit

*students may be exempted in one or more of DAGR*1600, DAGR*1610, and DAGR*2600 based on successful completion of challenge examination(s). Each exempted course must be replaced with a free elective or an Independent Study course. Students who have a credit in Mathematics or English at the OAC level will automatically be granted an exemption in DAGR*1600 and/or DAGR*2600 respectively.

Fall Semester 3

DAGR*1300 [0.50] Soil Principles
DAGR*3100 [0.50] Business Management
DAGR*3120 [0.50] Business Marketing
DAGR*3600 [0.50] Food Systems
DAGR*3810 [0.50] Horse Conformation and Lameness
0.50 elective credit

Winter Semester 4

DAGR*4600 [0.50] Human Resource Management
DAGR*4610 [0.50] Business Project
DAGR*4800 [0.50] Equine Conditioning
DAGR*4810 [0.50] Horse Health
DAGR*4820 [0.50] Equine Reproduction and Selection
0.50 elective credit

Electives - Equine Studies

Equine students must take 2.00 elective credits which may be from programs other than Equine Studies.

Students may choose one experiential education course as an elective, preferably to be started in the summer before their third academic semester. See the course descriptions for DAGR*3880.


1999-2000 Diploma Program Calendar
X--Associate Diploma Programs

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