# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Equine Science, Advanced Course Description

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Equine Science, Advanced (8094/36 weeks) Course Description

Course Description

Course Code:8094
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:10–12
Prerequisites:Equine Science (8080/36 weeks)

This course focuses on equine nutrition, handling and training techniques, grooming and foot care, anatomy and reproduction, transportation and stable management, as well as required safety procedures and protocols used in the equine industry. Participation in FFA activities, leadership development events (LDEs), and career development events (CDEs) is encouraged.

As noted in Superintendent’s Memo #058-17 (2-28-2017), this Career and Technical Education (CTE) course must maintain a maximum pupil-to-teacher ratio of 20 students to one teacher, due to safety regulations. The 2016-2018 biennial budget waiver of the teacher-to-pupil ratio staffing requirement does not apply.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Agribusiness Systems
    • Animal Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Food Products and Processing Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
  • Education and Training
    • Teaching and Training
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics

Available Credentials

Upon completion of the course


Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.