Agriculture

Students who are interested in studying agriculture at LCCC can choose from seven degrees.

Each degree offers students the chance to study in LCCC’s state-of-the-art facilities and get hands on experience with livestock.

Agriculture Degrees

Associate of Applied Science

This program of study leads to an Associate of Applied Science degree which is designed for students who wish to complete two years of school and transfer to the workforce. Agribusiness includes all agriculture-related occupations other than production agriculture, and offers the widest range of employment opportunities.

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science, Agriculture – Agriculture Business Concentration is designed to allow students to pursue a bachelor's degree in Agriculture Business at a university. An Agriculture 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 in their chosen career.

Program Articulation

This degree program is a 2+2 articulation with the University of Wyoming. If a student completes the Agriculture Business Concentration at Laramie County Community College, and completes the courses outlines at the University of Wyoming, they can graduate in four total years with a Bachelor of Agriculture Business or Farm and Ranch Management degree.

Associate of Science

The Agriculture: Agroecology Concentration is rooted in integrated systems management and ecological fundamentals and features a hands-on, integrated sciences, research-based curriculum. This concentration is designed to allow students the option to pursue a bachelor's degree in Agroecology, Horticulture Sciences, or Agronomy at a university.

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science, Agriculture – Animal Science Concentration 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 in many facets of the livestock production industry.

Program Articulation

This program is a 2+2 articulation with the University of Wyoming. If a student completes the Agriculture: Animal Science Concentration at Laramie County Community College, and completes the courses outlined at the University of Wyoming, the student can graduate in four total years with a Bachelor of Animal Science Livestock Production Options degree.

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science Agriculture: Rangeland Ecology and Management concentration equips students with skills in applied management and ecological fundamentals and features a hands-on, outdoor-focused, research-based curriculum. This concentration is designed to allow students the option to pursue a bachelor's degree in Rangeland Science at a University. A Rangeland Ecology and Management degree allows students to pursue a career in both the public and private sectors.

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. The program will prepare the student for employment in the following areas: farm or ranch foreman or manager, herdsman, feedlot manager, or a job with an agriculture-related industry.

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.

Associate of Applied Science

The Technical Agriculture Operations program will help students develop management and mechanical technical skills found in the production of raw agriculture products such as cattle and crops. Skills students gain include animal and crop production, welding, diesel, electricity and hydraulics. Students who complete this degree will be employable as a farm or ranch manager, farm or ranch hand, herdsmen, feedlot manager, equipment management or those who want to return to the family farm or ranch.

LCCC taking preventative measures following animal illnesses

Laramie County Community College officials are taking precautionary steps due to a recent situation with horses housed on the campus.

Within the past two weeks, two horses at LCCC had to be euthanized following an unknown illness, and pathology reports are pending. EHV-1, EHV-4 and other common diseases have been ruled out on those animals.

This week, a horse was diagnosed with strangles, a common equine respiratory disease. Currently, it's not believed that this illness is related to the prior incidents with the other two horses.

After consulting extensively with multiples experts — including the Wyoming state veterinarian and officials from the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, the Wyoming State Veterinary Lab, and the LCCC Equine Studies program — the college has decided to isolate the sick animal and proceed with other precautionary measures including no contact with other horses. Additionally, no horses will be permitted to come on or to leave campus at this time.

As part of this protocol, LCCC has decided to reschedule the Shawn Dubie Memorial Rodeo for the spring. It was originally scheduled to take place Oct. 12-15.

LCCC will continue to monitor the situation, and any updates will be shared here.

For more information, contact Lanae McDonald, LCCC equine studies instructor and equestrian team coach, at lmcdonald@lccc.wy.edu or 307-778-1191.

 

  • 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

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.

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