The equine studies program encompasses three ways to study and learn about horses and the wide-range of industry opportunities. These options lead to an associate’s degree designed for students interested in equine science, business or training. Two of these options are designed for transfer to a university or four-year college.
Equine Studies Degrees
Associate of Science
This science-focused associates degree is designed for transfer to a university. Students will cover biology, anatomy and the science behind nutrition and physiology of the horse. Equine health, range management, equine reproduction, and animal biology add to the science focus of this program.
Transfer Agreement with Four-Year Institution: Program Articulation
LCCC has partnered with a four-year institution to articulate a way for students to transfer earned credits. This articulation is a formal agreement between LCCC and the institution. This agreement matches up coursework to make the transfer process smooth and to eliminate any duplication of courses. Any deviations from the prescribed course list will not articulate.
Associate of Science
This degree gives students a background in equine management with an emphasis on business management and professional skills. Students will have a working knowledge of financial management, equine law, facility management, breeds, feeds and feeding, and more. This degree prepares students to transfer to a university for a bachelor's degree in farm, barn and program management, feed and pharmaceutical sales, breed association management, equine publications, and other related fields.
Associate of Applied Science
This program of study includes a balance of classroom instruction and sequential laboratory experiences leading to an Associate of Applied Science degree. Students learn how to train horses and manage farms upon completion of the program. Admission to the equine training management program is competitive. Please contact the equine studies department or the LCCC Admissions Office for procedures and deadlines. Admission to LCCC does not assure admission to the equine training management program; a supplemental program application is required.
Whether an equine studies major, or any other major on campus, LCCC students have the opportunity to participate in four different equine activities outside of the classroom: Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), Equine Judging Team, Ranch Horse Team, Rodeo Team.
- Wyoming horse industry produces goods and services valued at $191 million
- 33,100 people in Wyoming are involved in the industry as horse owners, service providers, employees, and volunteers
- Wyoming horse industry directly provides 1,400 full-time equivalent jobs
- There are 99,000 horses in Wyoming – 60% are involved in showing and recreation
Cost of Attendance
For general college expense, students view LCCC’s tuition and fees Web page. There are additional fees for certain courses involving horses.