Applied Science in Animal Science & Equine Industry and Training

Shanna LaCount
Director/Professor of Animal Science / Equine Industry and Training
Ag Pavilion
Phone: 575 492-4715

Students on horses


Equine Industry and Training Program Description

The Equine program at New Mexico Junior College provides hands-on experience and classroom instruction for students interested in career opportunities with the horse industry and related businesses. Several aspects will be taught including equine anatomy, management, business, horsemanship, performance training and more. Graduates will receive an Associates of Applied Science degree. 


Animal Science Program Description

 Animal Science is concerned with the science and business of producing domestic livestock species, including but not limited to beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, poultry, sheep, and swine. An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical, and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production and management. Animal Science is also concerned with foods of animal origin: meat, dairy foods, and eggs. The food industry is one of the largest and most important industries in the United States. In addition, animal science is concerned with aspects of companion animals, including their nutrition, care, and welfare.

NMJC Animal Science has recently signed articulation agreements with Texas Tech University and New Mexico State University. These degree plans should transfer all 60 credit hours from NMJC Animal Science to one of those universities.

 Associate of Applied Science in Animal Science


Animal science