Lamar Community College

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Lamar Community College is located in Lamar, in southeast Colorado. Established in 1937, it is a member of the Colorado Community College System. Located in rural Colorado, Lamar is the smallest community college in the state. However, it serves a very large geographic area, including the counties of Cheyenne, Baca, Kiowa and Prowers.

Lamar Community College has highly regarded equine and agriculture programs. The school is also home to the educational center of the Pierre Auger Cosmic Ray Observatory.

Many students attend Lamar in order to transfer general course credits to a major four-year college or university. Lamar also provides technical and professional certification in a variety of fields.

The school’s athletic teams are represented by the Runnin’ Lopes, which compete in Division I of the National Junior College Athletic Association. Women may participate in sports such as softball, basketball and volleyball, while men’s programs include basketball, baseball and golf. The school also hosts a co-educational rodeo team that competes in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

General Information

Admission Office
2401 South Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052-3999
(719) 336-1590
Contact: Angela Woodward
Dean of Student Services
Main Address
2401 South Main Street
Lamar, CO 81052
(719) 336-2248
Degree-seeking undergrads: 612

Rural setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus
Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements
Admission criteria for horse training management based on riding skills; admission to nursing based on test scores.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agricultural Business A
Agronomy/Crop Science A
Animal Sciences A
Equestrian/Equine Studies A,C
Farm/Ranch Management C
Range Science/Management A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Office Clerical Services C
Office Management A

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General C
Information Sciences/Systems A

Education – General A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Medical Administrative Assistance A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Predentistry A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology C

Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services
Social Work A

Social Sciences
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:
    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma
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