This option is designed to facilitate the transfer of Piedmont Technical College students into the University of South Carolina's Electrical Engineering program. The option is part of the college's partnership efforts with the University's College of Engineering and Computing to establish a pathway and coordinated advising system. These courses are the equivalent of the first year at USC's Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Science program.
Piedmont Technical College students may apply for admission to the USC College of Engineering and Computing through USC's Office of Admissions after successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of the transfer program at Piedmont Technical College. Piedmont Technical College students must maintain an overall grade point average of at least 2.75 to be eligible for admission to USC.
Program Location: Greenwood
Contact Information: Evelyn Beck
|FIRST SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|CHM 110||Chemistry I||4.0|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3.0|
|EET 140||Digital Electronics||3.0|
|MAT 140||Calculus I||4.0|
|SECOND SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|CHM 111||Chemistry II||4.0|
|ENG 102||English Composition II||3.0|
|MAT 141||Calculus II||4.0|
|Elective Humanities/Fine Arts||3.0|
|Total Credit Hours: 31.0|
Purpose Statement – This certificate is designed to facilitate the transfer of Piedmont Technical College students into the University of South Carolina’s Electrical Engineering program. The certificate is part of the college’s partnership efforts with the University’s College of Engineering and Computing to establish a pathway and coordinated advising system.
Program Student Learning Outcomes: (General Education Student Learning Outcomes)
1. Communicate effectively.
A. Read with Comprehension
B. Write with standard English
2. Apply mathematical skills appropriate to an occupation.
A. Apply mathematical skills to solve problems
B. Perform computational skills
C. Read and interpret and draw conclusions.
3. Employ effective processes for resolving and making decisions.
A. Integrate information to solve problems.
B. Summarize information and draw conclusions.
4. Demonstrate the basic computer skills necessary to function in a technological world.
A. Located and retrieve information in digital environments.
B. Adapt, apply, and construct information in electronic environments (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
For transfer to USC in Electrical Engineering, students must have a successful completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours or more of college work with a minimum GPA of 2.75. In addition, the students must have completed MAT 140 with a grade of “C” or better.
Although the cut score for SAT math is 480 for MAT 140, advisors need to make sure that students have completed pre-calculus successfully in high school. If in doubt about readiness for success in MAT 140, advise students to take the math/algebra placement test for clearer guidelines about placement into the appropriate level of math.
Other general education courses beyond the 31 credit hours required for the EET7 certificate may be taken before transfer to USC. See www.sc.edu/carolinacore/courses.php to confirm courses required for the Electrical Engineering Bachelor's Degree.
Students may choose ART 101, MUS 105, ENG 205, THE 101, ARV 110, or ARV 121 as their humanities/fine arts elective and HIS 101, HIS 102, HIS 201, or HIS 202 for their history elective.
Advisement information updated 2/6/2014