Agriculture Programs

cattle ultrasound during ag class

What will I learn?

Education is becoming more and more important in today's agriculture industry. Farmers and ranchers need to be experts on plants and animals as well as computer literate, mechanically inclined and well-versed in business. 

Students in LCCC's Agriculture Programs learn about areas such as animal care and breeding, crop and soil science, business management and agricultural equipment use and maintenance. The program also allows students to study in LCCC’s state-of-the-art facilities and get hands on experience with livestock.

Options

There are options for students who wish to complete two years of education and enter the workforce as well for those who want to continue their education at a university.

Students who are interested in studying agriculture at LCCC can choose from four areas:

Associate of Science

An Agricultural Business degree is a versatile degree allowing a student to enter any sector of the food and fiber industry. The degree is taught in an applied sense allowing students to take concepts learned and apply them. Students will learn about resource and financial management as well as communication and livestock management.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

The Associate of Science, Agriculture Business is designed to allow students to pursue a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business at a university. 

Graduates may find jobs as:

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Farm and Ranch Managers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Farm and Home Management Advisors.

 

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Insurance Sales Agents. 

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Associate of Science

The program focuses on science related to livestock, including animal biology and chemistry as well as animal reproduction. Students will also learn about range management and business management.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

The Associate of Science, Animal Science is designed to allow students to pursue a bachelor's degree in Animal Science at a university. 

An Animal Science degree allows students to pursue a career as:

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Agricultural Technicians.

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Associate of Science

The Natural Resource Management equips students with skills in plant/crop, soil and livestock management as well as preservation and use of natural resources. This program features a hands-on, outdoor-focused, research-based curriculum.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

This program is designed to allow students the option to pursue a bachelor's degree in resource management at a university.

Natural Resource Management program allows students to pursue a career as:

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Soil and Plant Scientists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Soil and Water Conservationists.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Environmental Compliance Inspectors.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Forest and Conservation Workers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Farm and Home Management Advisors.

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

Associate of Applied Science

This program of study is designed for the student who wants to return to or become employable on a farm or ranch. Students will learn about cattle artificial insemination, showmanship, facility management, crop production, financial and production decision making, and range management.

The student's background and experience will be evaluated to determine the exact courses that should be pursued in the development of a personal program for an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Available at the Cheyenne main campus.

What can I do with this degree?

This degree is designed for students who wish to complete two years of school and transition to the workforce. 

The program will prepare the student for employment as:

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Agricultural Equipment Operators.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Agricultural Technicians.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about First-Line Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Farm and Ranch Managers.

Visit Career Coach for additional information about Agricultural Inspectors.

Visit LCCC's Career Services to explore resources for selecting a program pathway and career/job data.

  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Cattle Showing
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Calf Class at LCCC
  • Ag Class looking at soil at LCCC
  • Inspecting soil in a field during LCCC Ag Class
  • LCCC students in Greenhouse
  • LCCC Ag Students
  • LCCC Ag Students
  • LCCC Ag Students

Agriculture Activities 

Students have to opportunity to participate in clubs like the livestock show team, ranch horse team, block and bridle club, intercollegiate horse show association team, rodeo team and livestock judging team in addition to industry field trips and internships.

Cost of Attendance

For general college expense, students view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. Students in this program do not typically incur additional expenses.