Arts, Science & University Transfer

Turfgrass Science Emphasis - Associate in Science

If you love being outside and enjoying the lush, green grass at golf courses and sports venues, HGTC's Associate in Science (A.S.) - Turfgrass Science Emphasis degree program might be just what you're looking for. This degree emphasis makes the HGTC graduate eligible for acceptance into Clemson University's Turfgrass Management program and enables the motivated student to complete the Bachelor's degree with two additional years of study at Clemson. This two-plus-two agreement between HGTC and Clemson University will give you the tools you need to succeed in one of South Carolina's largest industries. 

For more information contact:

Richard A. McGuinnes (843) 349-5224

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Transfer Opportunities

Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit or or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.


Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HRT 110 Plant Form and Function 4
HRT 125 Soils 4
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology* 3
  TOTAL 17
Second Semester - Spring    
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4
CPT 101 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3
TUF 172 Turf Management I 3
  TOTAL 16
Third Semester - Summer    
TUF 190 SCWE in Turfgrass Management 5
Fourth Semester - Fall    
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
HRT 113 Plants Material 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
TUF 252 Turf Management II 3
  TOTAL 16
Fifth Semester - Spring    
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4
ECO 210 Macroeconomics* 4
ENG 201 American Literature I** 3
SPA 107 Hispanic Culture and Communication 3
  TOTAL 16




*Students may substitute SOC 205, PSC 201, or PSY 201 for SOC 101; ECO 211 for ECO 211.
**Students may substitute ENG 202, ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 208, ENG 209, ENG 214 or ENG 224 for ENG 201.