Mesalands Community College, which is located in Tucumcari, New Mexico, was formerly known as Tucumcari Area Vocational School (TAVS). It is situated 100 miles west of Amarillo, Texas.
Mesalands Community College is well known for its unique programs in paleontology and geology. The college's location augments its' programs because the land is brimming with rocks dating back to the Mesozoic period and containing fossils from dinosaur imprints to mammoth tusks.
The institute is also home to the North American Wind Research and Training Center. Apart from these courses, the college is famous for its farrier science program that provides education on the farrier business and development of skills for becoming a farrier. Livestock judging, building programs and fine arts bronze are some of the other programs for which the college is known.
The Rodeo Club introduced as Mesalands intercollegiate sport in 1998 provides students the opportunity to develop their skills and participate in various rodeo events. The college is also a member of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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