Diversified Agriculture (A.A.S.)

This curriculum provides students with classroom instruction, technical knowledge and hands-on experience in animal science, farm maintenance, mechanics, soil science and environmental and natural resources management, sustainable agriculture, field crop production, pest management, soil and water management, agriculture economics and marketing related to the agricultural industry.

Also included is an internship program to provide students with real hands-on experiences in the agriculture industry.

Required Courses

GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES  
Courses Credit Hours
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3.0
ENG 165 Professional Communication
or ENG 101 English Composition I
3.0
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I
or MAT 120 Probability and Statistics
3.0
PSY 103 Human Relations
or PSY 201 General Psychology
3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
     
Subtotal   15.0
     
REQUIRED CORE SUBJECT AREAS  
AGR 201 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture 3.0
AGR 203 Introduction to Animal Science 4.0
AGR 206 Basic Farm Maintenance 4.0
AGR 207 Field Crop Production 3.0
HRT 127 Soil and Water Management 4.0
     
Subtotal   18.0
   
OTHER COURSES REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION  
AGR 204 Introduction to Plant Science 3.0
AGR 205 Pest Management 3.0
AGR 208 Introduction to Agriculture Economics 3.0
AGR 209 Introduction to Agriculture Marketing 3.0
AGR 211 Applied Agriculture Calculations 3.0
AGR 212 Advanced Animal Science 4.0
BIO 101 Biological Science I
or HRT 110 Plant Form and Function
4.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business
or ACC 101 Accounting Principles I
3.0
CWE101 Cooperative Work Experience Preparation  1.0
CWE115 Cooperative Work Experience I 5.0
FOR 104 Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources 1.0
     
Subtotal   33.0
Total Credit Hours 66.0
 
* Students wishing to transfer to a 4-year college should consult advisor for possible higher-level requirements and for other transferable course information.

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

The Diversified Agriculture program provides students with advanced technical knowledge in sustainable agriculture, field crop production, pest management, soil and water management, hydraulics & pneumatics, agriculture economics and marketing related to the agricultural industry. Also included is an internship program to provide students with real hands-on experiences in the agriculture industry.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Use crop protection principles
  • Grow and maintain field crops
  • Market agriculture commodities
  • Demonstrate safe operation and preform basic maintenance on field/agriculture equipment
  • Demonstrate appropriate livestock handling procedures
  • Maintain structure and animal environment
Advisement Information

Program notes

The majority of this program will be offered at the Saluda County Campus.

The best time to start this program is fall.  Advise for general education or developmental courses if students start any other semester.  If student starts in the fall, developmental or transitional classes can be scheduled around program classes, and program classes should be taken as they appear in the semester-by-semester graduation plan.

Students planning to transfer to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) may wish to take an additional elective in business.

Students considering transfer to Clemson may pursue the A.A.S. in agriculture or horticulture and should consult with the department head about taking additional science (biology and chemistry) and higher-level math coursework.

Notes about individual classes

The first English required for this program is ENG 165.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  ENG 032/012 and/or RDG 032/012 (or RWR 032/012) > ENG 100 and/or RDG 100 (or RWR 100) > ENG 165.  ENG 101 should be taken instead of ENG 165 if the student would like to transfer to a four-year school.

The first math required for this program is MAT 170.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 170.  Students should consult with the Department Head about selecting a higher-level math class if they are planning to transfer to a four-year school.

Students will take BIO 101 or HRT 110 for this program. BIO 101 requires MAT 152 or MAT 101 (minimum grade C). If taking BIO 101, students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores: MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > BIO 101

  • MAT 152 or 101 would be required for BIO 101 in addition to any other math requirement for this program
Graduation Plans

2018-2019, 2019-2020 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Diversified Agriculture (AGR3) - Fall Start
Diversified Agriculture (AGR3) - Spring Start

2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Diversified Agriculture (AGR3) - Fall Start
Diversified Agriculture (AGR3) - Spring Start

Contacts

You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works or your Class Schedule.  To learn more about advising visit the Advising webpage.

You may contact Roger Estridge (at the Saluda Campus) for information about this program.

You may also contact Daniel Greenwell for information about this program.

Please e-mail advising@ptc.edu to submit advising information updates and corrections.

 

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 4/2020