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Northern Wyoming Community College District    
  Jul 27, 2017
NWCCD 2014-15 Catalog [Archived 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.

Farrier Sciece 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.



Required Course of Study for Certificate of Completion


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