Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option

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The Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option is designed for the student seeking acceptance into Clemson University's bachelor's degree program in Horticulture and/or Turfgrass.

The Horticulture and/or Turfgrass Articulation Option is designed for the student seeking acceptance into Clemson University’s bachelor’s degree program in Horticulture and/or Turfgrass. This degree path will allow the graduating Piedmont Technical College student eligibility for acceptance into Clemson’s Horticulture or Turfgrass Management programs with junior status. Completion of the bachelor’s degree with two additional years of study at Clemson University is possible. This path allows the motivated student to take advantage of an arrangement between Piedmont Technical College and Clemson University. This associate degree alone does not guarantee student’s admission to Clemson University’s Horticulture or Turfgrass programs. This alignment satisfies 62 Clemson credit hours toward the 120 credit hour Bachelors of Science. Upon successful completion of the courses below, students will be awarded an Associate in Science from Piedmont Technical College. See horticulture advisor for additional 15 credit hours that count towards Clemson’s Bachelors of Science in Horticulture and/or Turfgrass. 

Program Location: Greenwood County

Contact Information: Josh Murdock


Required Courses

Day Program

ART 101 Art History and Appreciation1 3.0
ECO 210 Macroeconomics2 3.0
ENG 101 English Composition I 3.0
FOR 104 Introduction to Forestry & Natural Resources 1.0
HRT 110 Plant Form and Function 4.0
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3.0
ENG 102 English Composition II 3.0
HRT 125 Soils 4.0
HRT 230 Greenhouse Technology 4.0
MAT 110 College Algebra3 3.0
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3.0
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4.0
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4.0
ENG 201 American Literature4 3.0
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3.0
TUF 172 Turf Management I 3.0
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4.0
HRT 101 Introduction to Horticulture 3.0
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3.0
PHY 201 Physics I 4.0
Total Credit Hours 65.0

1 Optional courses for ART 101: REL101, THE 101..

2 Optional courses for ECO 210: ECO 211, SOC 205, PSC 201.

3Providing proper documentation, student may exempt out of MAT 110 and enter into MAT 130 (MAT 110 is not transferable).

4 Optional courses for ENG 201: ENG 202, 205, 206, 208, 209.



Updated 4/10/2014

Advisement Information

  • ENG 101 and 102 will transfer to Clemson as one three-hour course. Students will take ENG 103 at Clemson.

  • MAT 110 or equivalent is a prerequisite for MAT 130 and a prerequisite or co-requisite for PHY 201.

  • To enroll in HRT 104, HRT 110, HRT 125 students should have test scores or pre-requisites showing readiness for ENG 101 and MAT 170 or consent of the instructor.  BIO 101 requires readiness for ENG 101 and MAT 102.

  • HRT 101 transfers to Clemson as HORT 1010, HORT 104 transfers as HORT 2080, HRT 110 transfers as BIOL 2050/2060, HRT 125 transfers as CSEN 2020 and AGR 211 transfers as an elective.

  • Students must complete 12 credit hours of horticulture courses before enrolling in HRT 271 - SCWE in Horticulture.

Advisement Information updated on 6/16/2014.