This curriculum provides students with technical knowledge in Animal Science, Farm Maintenance, Welding, Farm Soil Conditions, Environmental and Natural Resources with advanced technical knowledge in sustainable agriculture, field crop production, pest management, soil and water management, hydraulics & pneumatics, agriculture economics and marketing related to the agricultural industry.
Also included is an internship program to provide students with real hands-on experiences in the agriculture industry.
Program Location: Saluda County
Contact Information: Hugh Bland
|FIRST SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|AGR 206||Basic Farm Maintenance||4.0|
|MAT 170||Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry I||3.0|
Biological Science I
or HRT 110 Plant Form and Function
|ENG 165||Professional Communication||3.0|
|or ENG 101 English Composition I||3.0|
|FOR 104||Introduction to Environmental and Natural Resources||1.0|
|SECOND SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|CWE 101||Cooperative Work Experience Preparation||1.0|
|AGR 203||Introduction to Animal Science||4.0|
|AGR 211||Applied Agriculture Calculations||3.0|
|ART 101||Art History and Appreciation||3.0|
|or other approved Humanities/fine art course|
|SUMMER TERM||Credit Hours|
|AGR 210||SCWE in Agriculture||8.0|
|THIRD SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|AGR 207||Field Crop Production||3.0|
|AGR 201||Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture||3.0|
|HRT 127||Soil and Water Management||4.0|
or HRT 144 Plant Pests
|PSY 103||Human Relations||3.0|
|or PSY 201 General Psychology|
|FOURTH SEMESTER||Credit Hours|
|AGR 209||Introduction to Agriculture Marketing||3.0|
|AGR 208||Introduction to Agriculture Economics||3.0|
|HRT 101||Introduction to Horticulture||3.0|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking||3.0|
Introduction to Business
or ACC 101 Accounting Principles I
|Total Credit Hours||69.0|
|* Students wishing to transfer to a 4-year college should consult advisor for possible higher level requirements and for other transferable course information.|
Purpose Statement – The Diversified Agriculture program provides students with advanced technical knowledge in Sustainable Agriculture, Field Crop Production, Pest Management, Soil and Water Management, Hydraulics & Pneumatics, Agriculture Economics and Marketing related to the Agricultural Industry. Also included is an Internship program to provide students with real hands-on experiences in the Agriculture Industry.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Use crop protection principles
Grow and maintain field crops
Demonstrate appropriate soil and water management
Demonstrate appropriate pest management
Market agriculture commodities
Operate and maintain field/agriculture equipment
Demonstrate safe equipment operation
Demonstrate appropriate livestock handling procedures
Maintain structure and animal environment
Compute nutritional needs of livestock.
Proficient in daily agricultural calculations.
The majority of this program will be offered at the Saluda County Campus.
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 Hugh Bland about taking additional science (biology and chemistry) and higher level math coursework.
If possible, please refer all new students majoring in Agriculture or Horticulture to Hugh Bland.
Advising Information updated 4/18/2012