Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option

The Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option is designed for the student seeking acceptance into Clemson University's bachelor's degree program in Horticulture and/or Turfgrass.

The Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option is designed for the student seeking acceptance into Clemson University’s bachelor’s degree program in Horticulture and/or Turfgrass. This degree path will allow the graduating Piedmont Technical College student eligibility for acceptance into Clemson’s Horticulture or Turfgrass Management programs with junior status. Completion of the bachelor’s degree with two additional years of study at Clemson University is possible. This path allows the motivated student to take advantage of an arrangement between Piedmont Technical College and Clemson University. This associate degree alone does not guarantee student’s admission to Clemson University’s Horticulture or Turfgrass programs. This alignment satisfies 62 Clemson credit hours toward the 120 credit hour Bachelors of Science. Upon successful completion of the courses below, students will be awarded an Associate in Science from Piedmont Technical College. See horticulture advisor for additional 15 credit hours that count towards Clemson’s Bachelors of Science in Horticulture and/or Turfgrass.

Required Courses

Day Program

FIRST SEMESTER Credit Hours
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation1 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics2 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3.0
   
SECOND SEMESTER Credit Hours
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
HRT 125 Soils 4.0
HRT 230 Greenhouse Technology 4.0
MAT 110 College Algebra3 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
   
THIRD SEMESTER Credit Hours
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4.0
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4.0
ENG 201 American Literature4 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
TUF 172 Turf Management I 3.0
   
FOURTH SEMESTER Credit Hours
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4.0
HRT 101 Introduction to Horticulture 3.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
PHY 201 Physics I 4.0
   
Total Credit Hours: 60.0  
 

1 Optional courses for ART 101: REL101, THE 101..

2 Optional courses for ECO 210: ECO 211, SOC 205, PSC 201.

3Providing proper documentation, student may exempt out of MAT 110 and enter into MAT 130 (MAT 110 is not transferable).

4 Optional courses for ENG 201: ENG 202, 205, 206, 208, 209.

Updated 3/29/2016

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.
     
  • Please note that the following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Greenwood campus:  FOR 104, HRT 101, HRT 125, HRT 110, and TUF 172.  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:  HRT 101, and HRT 230.  The following classes are offered in the spring at the Saluda Campus:  HRT 101, HRT 125, and HRT 110.
     
  • In the past, HRT 101 has transferred to Clemson as HORT 1010, HORT 104 has transferred as HORT 2080, HRT 110 has transferred as BIOL 2050/2060, HRT 125 has transferred as CSEN 2020 and AGR 211 has transferred as an elective

Notes about individual classes
 

  • The first English required for this program is ENG 101.  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 101.
     
  • ENG 101 and ENG 102 from Piedmont Technical College will transfer to Clemson as one three-hour course.
     
  • The first math required for this program is MAT 110.  Students will follow this progression, with their starting point being determined by their placement test scores:  MAT 032/012 > MAT 152 or MAT 101 > MAT 102 > MAT 110.
     
  • MAT 110 or equivalent is a prerequisite for MAT 130 and a prerequisite or co-requisite for PHY 201.
     
  • MAT 110 or equivalent is a prerequisite for MAT 130 and a prerequisite or co-requisite for PHY 201

 

  • Developmental or transitional classes should be scheduled around program classes, and program classes should be taken as they appear in the Academic Catalog.
     
  • Students must complete 12 credit hours of horticulture courses before enrolling in HRT 271 - SCWE in Horticulture

 

Contacts

  • Please refer all new students majoring in agriculture education to Hugh Bland for initial advisement and registration if possible.  If not possible, notify Hugh by email when you advise a new BAC7.
     
  • Contact Program Director Hugh Bland for more information about this program.
     
  • You may also contact Josh Murdock about this program.

 

Advisement Information updated on 10/2015.