Frequently Asked Questions
Four times per year
We start classes in January, April, July and October
We need to receive official transcripts from your previous college or university.
Several courses have “consent of instructor” to waive a prerequisite requirement. These are typically hands on courses such as EQU 2222 Horsemanship and Equitation I or EQU 3333 Horsemanship and Equitation II. Additionally, if the instructor considers that the student has a high level of experience (ex: EQU 2222 or 3333 Horsemanship and Equitation), the instructor may advance placement for all or certain portions of the course.
Florida International College does not offer a BS in Equine Management at this time. If the student wishes to pursue a BS, credits will transfer at the discretion of the degree granting institution.
General education courses may be taken prior to admission to the program.
Courses may be repeated for a higher grade if the course grade is a D or lower. Courses may be repeated once within 18 months.
Career Services department at FIC is available to students and can assist graduates.
Entry level salaries vary with the type of job (Trainer or Assistant trainer, Farm manager or assistant manager, riding instructor). Some students may enter the program with a higher level of equine management/training/showing/riding experience which generally advances the salary level upon matriculation. In addition, salary level depends upon the type of employer. Ex: a large breeding/training farm or a small establishment, a retail sales position or a pharmaceutical sales position.
Careers choices will be explored in EQU 1001 Introduction to Equine Management. General categories include: breeding, training, competition, boarding, farm management, riding instruction, sales, and service or creating a business as an entrepreneur.
Equine Uniform: $380.00
Equine Lab Fee: $150.00
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