Agriculture and Equine Pathway

Interested in farm- and ranch-related careers? Students in the Agriculture & Equine Pathway can explore many industry opportunities related to plants and food production, business and technical skills, as well as raising and training animals.

LCCC agriculture students listen to a USDA biologist during class at the High Plains Research Center

Agriculture and Equine Pathway Degree

The Agriculture and Equine Pathway Degree is designed for students who wish to explore and prepare for a wide range of careers in the fields of agriculture and equine.  Students will learn about livestock and horses, facility management and business management. Students may participate in livestock show team, livestock judging team, ranch horse team, Block & Bridle Club, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, rodeo team and industry field trips.

The Pathway Degree is a great option for students who want a broad understanding of this area, those who intend to continue their education at a four-year institution, as well as those who are unsure which Ag & Equine program is best for them. Students can easily transfer into a specific Ag & Equine program after starting here.


cattle and people at LCCC ag facility

Agriculture

Students in the Agriculture program 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 get hands-on experience with livestock. Students may participate in livestock show team, livestock judging team, ranch horse team, Block & Bridle Club, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, rodeo team and industry field trips.

Graduates may continue their education at a four-year institution. Graduates from this program may work in farm or ranch management, research facilities, government departments or private entities.

 

 


students listening to horse with stethoscope

Equine Science

The Equine Science program provides an opportunity for students to study and learn about horses and the wide-range of industry areas, including horsemanship, training colts and older horses, equine business management, and equine health with biology, reproduction and nutrition. Students may participate in livestock show team, livestock judging team, ranch horse team, Block & Bridle Club, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Team, rodeo team and industry field trips.

Graduates may continue their education at a four-year institution. Those with an equine degree may work with a farm or ranch, boarding or training facility, the tourism industry or education institutions.