What is the Cowboy College Program?
Using Traditional Cowboy Values, Rockin’ R Cowboy College will show each student the worth of a life built around honest hard work, the value of education, and the freedom of being truly trustworthy and independent. The Program is designed for young adults ages 18 – 25 years old who not only have a strong desire to learn about the cowboy way of life, but who want to continue their higher education. This is a Life Skills/Educational Program. Along with learning the traditional “Cowboy” lifestyle, students will learn essential life skills while working on their higher education or a Career Certification through online study. This is a Minimum four-month program (equivalent of one college semester). However, it is highly recommended to stay for at least eight months to a year.
Our “Back to the Basics” Cowboy College is a four-step program based around the Cowboy way of life (hard work, core values, and the ability to make tough decisions) and the importance of continually gaining knowledge through formal education and personal experiences.
Each step in the program requires hard work, dedication and grit in order to “graduate” to the next phase. While our GREENHORN first step closely monitors and encourages new students, the TRAILHAND second step, then ACE-HIGH, TOP-HAND third step are designed to teach cowboy skills, hard work and trust. After graduating from the Ace-High, Top-Hand third phase, the students that qualify will continue on to “Cowboy” status, the fourth and final step in their journey. During this step, students can apply for a position at the Rockin’ R Ranch Lodge and Guest Ranch and can begin earning wages and applying the skills learned in Cowboy College.