NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Equine Business

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Equine Business
    B. Course Number: EQ 123 - 10373
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Hardin, Clay
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: chardin@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours: Virtual Office Hours Available Upon Request
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): None
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course examines business management practices essential to the planning and operation of equine businesses, facilities, and operations. It focuses on management, marketing, sales, and record keeping. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course is part of the New Mexico Junior College Equine Program; however, it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep a copy of the course syllabus, as it will help determine the transferability of this course to another institution.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    1. Title: The Business of Horses 2nd Ed.
    Author: M.R. Bain
    Publisher: Outskirts Press
    ISBN: 978-1478721987

    2. Title: Horse Economics
    Author: O'Brien
    Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
    ISBN: 978-1570763199

    3. Title: The Business and Law of Horses
    Author: Robert Allen
    Publisher: CreateSpace
    ISBN: 978-1478363026

    Suggested:

    None

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Assignments 50%
    Discussions 15%
    Quizzes and Projects 15%
    Final Exam 20%

    Total 100%

    Retrieving Grades from T-BirdWeb Portal
    Go to the New Mexico Junior College T-BirdWeb Portal login page. Please enter your User Identification Number (ID), which is your Banner ID, and your Personal Identification Number (PIN). When finished, click Login.

    Tips for Success in Online Courses:
    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    After completing this course, students should have a better understanding of the fundamentals of equine business management. Students will analyze business planning and operation, facility management and operation, record keeping, sales, marketing, and overall business management.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the completion of this course, a student should be able to:

    1. Define key terms relating to equine business management.

    2. Develop and evaluate equine business plans.

    3. Create a record keeping system to maximize efficiency within the equine business.

  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT

    Student Requirements
    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

    Check first-time login page for instructions at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/canvasinstructions.aspx.

    Canvas Assistance

    You must have access, on a regular basis, to a computer that supports the Canvas minimum specifications and has an active connection to the Internet. See the minimum computer specification requirements at www.nmjc.edu/distancelearning/coursescourseschedules/Canvasinstructions.aspx.

  11. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    I will accept late work for up to one week after the due date for up to 75% credit.

    The Instructor will respond to student emails within 24 hours on week days and 48 hours on weekends.

    Grades for the course will be posted within one week of the posted due date.

  12. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2017. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    Week 1
    -Module 0 (Canvas Intro)
    -Module 1 (Business Planning)
    Week 2
    -Module 2 (Operation Management)
    Week 3
    -Module 3 (Facility Management/Operation)
    Week 4
    -Module 4 (Record Keeping)
    -Mid-Term
    Week 5
    -Module 5 (Sales)
    Week 6
    -Module 6 (Marketing)
    Week 7
    -Module 7 (Business Management)
    -Final Exam Review
    Week 8
    -Final Exam Review
    -Final Exam