Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate

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.

Required Courses
 

REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION  
Courses Credit Hours
AGR 203 Introduction to Animal Science 4.0
AGR 206 Basic Farm Maintenance 4.0
BIO 101 Biological Science I
or HRT 110 Plant Form and Function
4.0
CWE 101 Cooperative Work Experience Preparation 1.0
CWE 115 Cooperative Work Experience I 5.0
ENG 165 Professional Communications
or ENG 101 English Composition I
3.0
FOR 104 Introduction to Environmental & Natural Resources 1.0
HRT 125 Soils 4.0
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, & Trigonometry I 3.0
   
Subtotal 29.0
Total Credit Hours 29.0
 

Updated 3/31/2017

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement

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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

1.  Grow and maintain field crops.

2.  Operate and maintain field/agriculture equipment.

3.  Market agriculture commodities.

4.  Demonstrate safe equipment operation.

5.  Demonstrate appropriate livestock handling procedures.

6.  Maintain structure and animal environment.

7.  Use crop protection principles.

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful Employment Disclosures

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 (see below).
  • Please note that the following classes are offered in the fall semester at the Greenwood campus:  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.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate (BAC7) - Fall Start
Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate (BAC7) - Spring Start
Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate (BAC7) - Summer Start

Contacts

  • 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 advising@ptc.edu to submit advising information updates and corrections.

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 9/2018.