NWCCD 2021-22 Catalog 
  
    Sep 22, 2021  
NWCCD 2021-22 Catalog

Farrier Science Certificate


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Farrier Science Certificate of Completion will provide training in sound principles and applications of farrier science. Students will develop knowledge and skills in the current techniques required to maintain horse hoof and leg health. A fundamental understanding of horse anatomy and physiology will be applied throughout the program. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared as entry-level farriers and encouraged to complete the American Farrier Association’s (AFA) Farrier Classification examination.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Explain horse anatomy and physiology.
  2. Demonstrate techniques required to maintain horse hoof and leg health.
  3. Troubleshoot common foot and shoeing problems.
  4. Apply knowledge of the farrier trade to the selection and construction of farrier tools and supplies.
  5. Practice horseshoeing according to established professional standards for individualized horse care in various practice settings.

Coursework must be completed with a C or better.

Required Course of Study


Spring Semester - Total Credits Hours: 18


Total Credits Hours for Certificate: 18


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