Diversified Agriculture (A.A.S.)

This curriculum provides students with technical knowledge in Animal Science, Farm Maintenance, Welding, Farm Soil Conditions, Environmental and Natural Resources 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.

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 205 Pest Management
or HRT 144 Plant Pests
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
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
HRT 101 Introduction to Horticulture 3.0
HRT 125 Soils 4.0
     
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.

Updated 3/31/2017

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
  • Demonstrate appropriate soil and water management
  • Demonstrate appropriate pest management
  • Market agriculture commodities
  • Operate and maintain field/agriculture equipment
  • Demonstrate safe equipment operation
  • Demonstrate appropriate livestock handling procedures
  • Maintain structure and animal environment
  • Compute nutritional needs of livestock.
  • Proficient in daily agricultural calculations.

Advisement Information

Program notes

  • Starting in the fall semester is preferred; however, developmental, transitional, and general education courses can be taken any semester.  Contact the Department Head if students would like to start program courses any other semester than fall.
  • The majority of this program will be offered at the Saluda County Campus
  • Please note that the following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Greenwood campus:  FOR 104, HRT 101, HRT 125, and AGR 211.  The following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Saluda campus:  FOR 104.  The following class is offered in the summer semester at the Saluda campus:  HRT 125.  The following classes are offered in the spring at the Greenwood campus:  AGR 209, and HRT 101.  The following classes are offered in the spring at the Saluda Campus:  AGR 203, AGR 208, AGR 209, AGR 211, HRT 101, and HRT 125.

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.
  • Developmental or transitional classes should be scheduled around program classes, and program classes should be taken as they appear in the semester-by-semester graduation plan (see below).

Notes about other requirements

  • Students considering transfer to Clemson should consult with the Department Head about taking additional science (biology and chemistry) and higher level math coursework.
     
  • Students planning to transfer to Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (ABAC) may wish to take an additional elective in Business.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Contacts

  • 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 9/18/2017.