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Equine Science Program Location


North Central Texas College is located in the heart of the horse industry of North Texas. The horse industry is a highly diverse industry that supports a wide variety of activities in all regions of the country. Of the approximately 9.2 million horses in the US, nearly 1 million of those reside in Texas. The Equine Science program at NCTC offers a great deal of hands-on experience in training, breeding and management, as well as classroom instruction on the science and business aspects of the horse industry.


Program Purpose and Goals


The goal of the Equine Science program is to offer a well-rounded, quality education for those students interested in becoming an equine professional.  It is our goal to provide the students with instruction and experiences that mirror the real world requirements, and in turn put forth a hard working, reliable student that will be a true asset to the industry.


Important Program Information for Prospective Students


Students applying to this program should be aware that the nature of this program is very  demanding physically, and classes can be very time consuming. Students have assignments both on campus as well as off campus for various classes, and are expected to fulfill these commitments and more.


Riding experience and basic knowledge of care and management is important for this program as there are no entry level riding classes offered in the program.


Career Opportunities


There are career opportunities in many different areas of the equine industry. Full-time equivalent employment across the Texas horse industry exceeds 96,000 people and is growing each year. So, if your interest is training, breeding, showing, or teaching there are many opportunities to find the career path you are interested in.



For additional information, please contact:


Becky Terrell


Equine Instructor

Gainesville Campus

Phone: 940-668-7731 Ext. 4372




Bill Kaven


Equine Instructor

Gainesville Campus

Phone: 940-668-7731 Ext. 4318