This certificate provides students with technical knowledge in animal science, farm maintenance, welding, farm soil conditions, environmental and natural resources related to the agriculture industry.
This is the foundation program for employment and other educational pathways in the agriculture curricula. All coursework will count towards the Associate in Applied Science degree with a major in Diversified Agriculture.
|REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION
||Introduction to Animal Science
||Basic Farm Maintenance
||Biological Science I
or HRT 110 Plant Form and Function
||Cooperative Work Experience Preparation
||Cooperative Work Experience I
or ENG 101 English Composition I
||Introduction to Environmental & Natural Resources
||Algebra, Geometry, & Trigonometry I
|Total Credit Hours
Program Student Learning Outcomes
This certificate provides students with technical knowledge in animal science, farm maintenance, welding, farm soil conditions, environmental and natural resources related to the agriculture industry. This is the foundation program to future pathways in the agriculture curricula.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Grow and maintain field crops.
- Operate and maintain field/agriculture equipment.
- Market agriculture commodities.
- Demonstrate safe equipment operation.
- Demonstrate appropriate livestock handling procedures.
- Maintain structure and animal environment.
- Use crop protection principles.
- 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 (see below).
- Please note that the following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood: FOR 104, HRT 125, and HRT 110. The following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Saluda campus: FOR 104 and AGR 206. The following classes are offered in the spring at the Saluda Campus: AGR 203, HRT 125, and HRT 110.
- 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 consult with the department head about taking additional science (biology and chemistry) and higher level math coursework.
Notes about individual classes
- The 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 can be substituted for ENG 165 if the student plans to transfer.
- The math required for this program is MAT 170. The student will follow this progression with his or her starting point being determined by test scores: MAT 032/012 > MAT 170.
2018-2019, 2019-2020 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans
Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate (BAC7) - Fall Start
Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate (BAC7) - Spring Start
You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to submit advising information updates and corrections.
Advisement Information updated/reviewed 9/2018.