Animal Science | LBCC

Animal Science

LBCC is the only community college in the Willamette valley with an Animal Technology program. Drawing on the community as an instructional laboratory, you can access knowledge and skills to succeed in production livestock-related occupations and fields. If you’re already employed in specific agricultural fields, you can upgrade or add to your skillset.

Get practical learning experiences through hands-on laboratory sessions. Learn from our passionate, knowledgeable faculty. Enjoy modest class sizes, and find opportunities to join co-curricular teams.

Our graduates have been placed at universities including Oregon State University, Texas A&M, Oklahoma State University, Chico State, Fresno State, and Texas Tech University.

Horse and rider jump over obstacles
Full-time students can join the LBCC Equestrian Team
Students greet horses in the Linn-Benton Community College courtyard
Students greet horses in the Linn-Benton Community College courtyard
Horse and foal
The Linn-Benton Community College Horse Center allows for hands-on learning

Co-curricular Teams and Resources

Interested in competitive collegiate livestock judging? Learn how being a livestock judge can boost your career.

Meanwhile, our Equine Science program maintains a seven-acre training and breeding facility located 1.5 miles from campus. We offer boarding and training opportunities, as well as an Equestrian Team. View our equestrian resources and activities.


Department Faculty

Cindy Gooch photo
Cindy Gooch
Rick Klampe photo
Rick Klampe
Jenny Strooband photo
Jenny Strooband
Clay Weber photo
Clay Weber