NMJC Equine Logo

Program Description

The New Mexico Junior College Equine Program is designed to prepare students for a career in the multifaceted equine industry.  The curriculum is structured to provide students with a strong foundation in the principles, techniques, and practices of various equine related subjects. The NMJC Equine courses provide students with the opportunity to learn about the science, business, management, and training aspects of the equine industry and apply it to their career goals. In following along with the NMJC Mission Statement, we are here to "promote success through learning."


Associate of Applied Science in Equine Industry & Business Degree

Associate of Applied Science in Equine Management & Training Degree


Career and Advancement Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to participate in the NMJC Equine Internship Program which allows students to gain "real world" experience by working within the equine industry in the sector of their choice. Students will research and coordinate their personal internship opportunity in an effort to experience first hand what it takes to be successful in the equine industry.

NMJC Equine graduates may continue their education by pursuing a higher degree in Equine Studies such as a Bachelors (BS) or Masters (MS) Degree. Please note: it is important to check with the institution to which you are planning to transfer to determine transferability. All students are encouraged to keep a copy of their transcript, as it will help determine transferability to another institution.

Graduation Requirements (AAS EQ Degrees)

  • Minimum credit hours required = 64 credit hours
  • General Education Requirements must be completed with a "D" or better.
  • All courses, other than General Education Requirements, must be completed with a "C" or better.
  • The student must have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0.
  • A minimum of 15 of the final 30 semester hours must be earned at NMJC. The remainder may be acceptable transfer credits.
  • Transitional and / or developmental courses do not fulfill any of the above requirements.
  • Students will not be permitted to graduate if they have unresolved incomplete (I) grades on their academic record.

Special Requirements

Students interested in the NMJC Equine Program are encouraged to contact the NMJC Equine Director as there are specific requirements prior to enrollment in certain courses. Please see contact information below.

Contact us:

Shanna LaCount
NMJC Equine Director/Professor
5317 N. Lovington Hwy.
Hobbs, NM 88240
Equine Building (EB) 101
Office: (575) 492-4715
Email: SLaCount@nmjc.edu