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 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 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
 

 

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.

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.
Advising 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 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.

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

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, 2020-2021 Semester-by-Semester Graduation Plans

Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate (BAC7) - Fall Start
Basic Diversified Agriculture Certificate (BAC7) - 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.