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 gives you the scientific background and skills you need to pursue a rewarding career within the livestock production, veterinary, or research fields. NWCCD’s partnerships with regional universities allow students to graduate with associate degrees and transfer to pursue bachelor’s degrees or find a job following graduation. This program is offered at Sheridan College.


Industry Outlook

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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that employment of veterinarians is projected to grow 19% between 2016 – 2026, much faster than average.


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:


  • Livestock nutritionist
  • Veterinarian
  • Biotechnician
  • Animal scientist
  • Ranch manager
  • Agriculture production manager
  • Artificial insemination technician



Pursue a rewarding career within the livestock production, veterinary, or research fields.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Animal Science Program is available as an Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degree. As a student in NWCCD’s Animal Science Program, you will learn all aspects of the field and related industries, including marketing, management, and economics of livestock production; livestock health; and nutrition for beef cattle, horses, sheep, and more.


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.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070