Agricultural Education Transfer Program

Students enrolled in the Associate in Science with an emphasis in Agricultural Education have as their primary objective either the transfer of specific courses or the associate degree in its entirety to Clemson University.

Students in this program have guaranteed transfer credit to the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University. The principle mission of agricultural education is to prepare and maintain professionals to serve the future educational needs of people who are in or affected by the broad agriculture industry. Graduates who meet all the criteria listed below will be accepted without further review of credentials, with junior standing at Clemson University:

  1. The student will have received an Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in Agricultural Education from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
  2. The student will have taken all of the required courses.
  3. The student’s cumulative grade point ratio at OCtech must be 2.5 or higher.
  4. A grade of “C” or better is necessary in all courses applied toward a bachelor’s degree.
  5. The student must achieve the minimum score on the PRAXIS I (NTE) and forward the scores to Clemson University.

Bachelor Degree Completion:
OCtech has an approved articulation agreement with Clemson University – Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education.

Associate in Science
65 semester hours

Students in the Associate in Science with an emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture have as their primary objective either the transfer of specific courses or the associate degree in its entirety to Clemson University.

Students in this program have guaranteed transfer credit to the College of Agricultural, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson University. Graduates who meet all of the criteria listed below will be accepted without further review of credentials, with junior standing at Clemson University:

  1. The student will have received the Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in Sustainable Agriculture (2-year transfer option) from Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.
  2. The student will have taken all of the required courses.
  3. The student’s cumulative grade point ratio must be 2.5 or higher.
  4. A grade of “C” or better is necessary in all courses applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

Students who do not wish to transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of the degree will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to improve their success in agricultural production or many of the agricultural support industries.

*Semester hours may vary according to the electives the student may choose. The student should consult with their advisor.

Bachelor Degree Completion:
OCtech has an approved articulation agreement with Clemson University – Bachelor of Science degree in Soils and Sustainable Crops.

Associate in Science
64-65 semester hours

As a leading industry in South Carolina, agriculture is vital to all areas of the state, especially the rural areas. An increased understanding of agricultural practices to improve the sustainability of farms or agricultural industries will benefit students in this program. The General Technology major allows the agriculture student to become skilled in an additional technology field.

Students in a Secondary Technical Specialty in Business will work closely with their advisor to develop the planned coursework to obtain the General Technology Degree.

Graduates will obtain the knowledge and skills to be successful in agricultural production or in the agricultural support industries. In addition, they will develop business skills that will allow them opportunities to expand employment options.

Bachelor Degree Completion:
OCtech has an approved articulation agreement with Clemson University – Bachelor of Science Degree in Soils and Sustainable Crops.

Associate Degree in Applied Technology – General Technology

Primary Specialty: Agriculture
Secondary Specialty: Business

65 semester hours

As a leading industry in South Carolina, agriculture is vital to all areas of the state, especially the rural areas. Many current and future producers could benefit from an increase understanding of agriculture practices to improve the substantiality of their operations. Students completing this certificate program will obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to improve their success in agricultural production or many of the agricultural support industries.

Certificate
33 semester hours


Students have a unique opportunity to pursue Food Science and Nutrition at Clemson University. Students in the Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in Food Science and Nutrition have guaranteed transfer credit to the College of Agricultural, Forestry and Life Sciences at Clemson. Graduates who meet all of the specific criteria will be accepted, without further review of credentials, with junior standing at Clemson University.

  1. The student will have received the Associate in Science degree with an emphasis in Food Science and Nutrition from Orangeburg- Calhoun Technical College.
  2. The student will have taken all of the required courses.
  3. The student’s cumulative grade point ratio must be 2.5 or higher.
  4. A grade of “C” or better is necessary in all transfer courses applied toward a bachelor’s degree.

Associate in Science
61 semester hours