Animal Science

Animal science program at Sheridan College

Animal Science

  • Animal Science

Sheridan College
To see program curriculum, click on a degree option below
Degree Options: AS AAS 


Are you interested in working with animals? Do you want a career in livestock production? NWCCD’s Animal Science program allows you to gain knowledge and experience in the field, and allows you to tailor your course of study, including livestock production, equine science, or pre-veterinary preparation. NWCCD’s partnerships with regional universities allow students to graduate with Associate degrees and transfer to pursue Bachelor’s degrees, working toward fulfilling careers in animal agriculture, livestock production, or a related field. This program is offered at Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

Animal scientists are vital to the sustainment of the globe’s growing population. Highly trained in a variety of related fields, including livestock reproduction and nutrition, equine anatomy, natural resource management, and microbiology, Animal Scientists’ skills are in demand across the nation and globe.


Careers and Opportunities

NWCCD’s Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science in Animal Science will provide the foundation of knowledge and skills for you to pursue higher education and ultimately, jobs across numerous fields. A degree in Animal Science can lead you to a career like:


  • Animal scientist
  • Animal behaviorist
  • Livestock production manager
  • Biotechnician
  • Regulatory affairs specialist
  • Veterinarian technician
  • Animal research technician
  • Agriculture production manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Livestock buyer
  • Artificial insemination technician



You will have opportunities to pursue your interests, including Pre-Veterinary and Livestock Production.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Animal Science program is available as an Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree options. As a student in NWCCD’s Animal Science, you will learn aspects of the field and related industries, focused in marketing, management, and economics of livestock production; livestock pathology with emphasis on beef and equine diseases; immunology, parasitology disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention; livestock reproduction with emphasis in cattle reproduction; and livestock nutrition.


As a student, you will gain knowledge and skills for a successful career in ranch or livestock management. As an NWCCD student, you will also have the opportunity to compete in regional and national competitions, including Wyoming Society for Range Management’s annual Rangeland Cup, the Society for Range Management conference and the National Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization conference. In addition, NWCCD faculty will assist you toward your education and career goals. NWCCD faculty also work closely with regional universities to help you transfer to earn a Bachelor’s degree.


As an Animal Science student, you will learn in the new state-of-the-art Mars Agricultural Center.



Faculty and Community

At NWCCD, we have a rich tradition in Agriculture. NWCCD began as an Agriculture-focused community college in the late 1940s. Today, more than half a century later, our commitment to Agriculture education is as strong as ever. We value Agriculture education here at NWCCD and invest in our programs to help prepare you to succeed in today’s economy.

Our Agriculture faculty are enthusiastic, well-liked and approachable. They will make sure you learn the foundational skills to pursue higher education or find a job following graduation. NWCCD’s strong relationships with local and national industries in rangeland management, wildlife management and agriculture present students unique opportunities to expand their college experiences.


Learn about the state-of-the-art Mars Agricultural Center and the AgriPark facilities?


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties. Committed to creating student success and making a difference in the communities it serves, NWCCD serves over 6,500 credit and non-credit students per year.

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Sheridan, WY 82801
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