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Equine Studies & Management (AS & AAS)

The Equine Studies program at Colorado Northwestern offers two Associate of Applied Science degrees - specializations in Management and Training. Our comprehensive approach to learning includes a broad-based curriculum of equine science classes combined with practical, hands-on experiences. Our location in the center of recreation and ranching in Northwest Colorado makes it the ideal place to learn what it takes to manage and train horses. Do you have a horse? You can bring it with you to school. Our boarding facilities are some of the best college has to offer. Don't worry if you don't have a horse to bring, the program has them for study and use. Courses include Anatomy & Physiology, Reproduction, Equine Evaluation,Equine Behavior, Horsemanship, Basic & Advanced Riding, Herd & Health Management, Basic & Advanced Horse Training, Outfitting & Guiding. Students receive hands-on experience riding, training, and managing horses. Today’s multi-billion dollar equine industry is extremely competitive. At CNCC, we are committed to preparing students to rise to the top.

What sets the CNCC Equine Program apart?

  • Small class sizes mean lots of individualized instructionEquine 1
  • On-campus housing, just five minutes from the equine facilities
  • Thousands of areas of public lands
  • Nationally-ranked rodeo team
  • Financial aid applicable
  • Degree transfer programs
  • Vibrant student life


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Equine Faculty 
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Office: (970) 675-3344

Equine/Agriculture Instructor
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About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with one service center located in Meeker.

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