LCCC Catalog 2021-2022 
    
    Jan 22, 2022  
LCCC Catalog 2021-2022

Agriculture & Equine, AAS


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The Agriculture & Equine program 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. This program is designed for students who want a broad understanding of this area, those who intend to continue their education in a Bachelors of Applied Science, Business - Applied Management program, and those who are unsure which Ag & Equine program is best for them. Students can easily transition to another program within the Ag & Equine pathway after starting here. Students desiring to transfer to Bachelors of Science degree program upon graduation should consult with their advisor.

Contact Information

Contact information is available on the Ag & Equine website.

Map your individual academic plan of courses with your College Advisor.

If students choose to transition to another program within the Ag & Equine pathway, they should be particularly aware of the choice points that indicate when a decision to branch off into another program must be made to ensure credits and time are not lost.

Coursework common to all degrees within this pathway is indicated by CAC, Common Academic Coursework, in the program map.

Competencies


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Apply critical thinking with the appropriate academic and technical skills to problems faced by the agriculture and equine industries.
  2. Communicate effectively in a persuasive and informative manner.
  3. Work productively in teams in the classroom, workplace, and agriculture and equine community.
  4. Apply management principles to agriculture and equine enterprises.

First Semester


Choice Points


  • Students choosing to take EQST 1515  will need to take AECL 1000  in the 2nd semester.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of AS and AAS Math and English requirements.
  • Completion of ENGL 1010  as a prerequisite for other courses.

Semester Total: 17 Credits


Second Semester


Choice Points


  • Students who have not taken AECL 1000  will need to take it this semester.

Semester Total: 15-16 Credits


Third Semester


Fourth Semester


Choice Points


  • See listing of approved program electives courses Approved Electives section below.

Course Requirements


Milestones


  • Completion of AAS Agriculture & Equine degree.

Semester Total: 17-18 Credits


Program Credit Hour Total: 65-67 Credits


Program Approved Electives:

Students may choose from the following approved Agriculture & Equine electives:

Program Information

The information below is intended to be a guide, and does not guarantee regional job placement, job availability, or a specific wage after completion of the program.

Students who choose to complete the Agriculture & Equine Degree will be qualified for entry level jobs in the agriculture and equine industry. Qualification for these jobs will vary depending on electives chosen and other work experience. Possible jobs opportunities may include ranch hand, stall assistant, facilities assistant, agriculture or equine sales, livestock or equine technician, field technician for government agency or crop consulting firm, management and introductory management positions, and other opportunities depending on interest and qualifications.

Additional information on careers in Agriculture & Equine is available through Career Coach.

Transfer Information

This degree is well suited for those who may be interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Applied Science, Business - Applied Management degree at Laramie County Community College.

LCCC courses may transfer to institutions in addition to those above with formal articulation agreements. Students are strongly encouraged to determine the degree requirements and transfer policy of the specific college/university and program to which they plan to transfer.

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