Agriscience: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Agriscience: Certificate

Is green in your future?

Prepare for a career in agriculture, South Carolina’s largest industry.

Program Description

It’s more than green grass that unites farming, golf course management and landscaping. Agriscience is also a common bond.

Agriscience encompasses the application of science and technology to the plant and animal industries and includes a wide range of fields such as conventional and organic farming, turf management and landscaping.

TCL’s Agriscience certificate program provides fundamental knowledge in this rapidly growing field and prepares you to enter and advance in occupations in farming, landscaping, and golf course and pest management industries. The program emphasizes plant and soil science as they relate to sustainable horticultural and food and fiber crops, landscaping, turf and greens, and pest management.

The 29-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as two semesters. It emphasizes three separate occupational areas: diversified agriculture production, landscape occupations and turf occupations. An internship in your chosen pathway will give you important hands-on experience.

Accreditation & Accolades

Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Quick Facts

Quick Fact 1
The Agriscience program emphasizes diversified agriculture production, landscape, and turf occupations.
Quick Fact 2
Prepare for a wide range of careers rather than a single entry-level job.
Quick Fact 3
The 29-credit-hour program can be completed in as little as two semesters.

What People Are Saying

"The agriscience industry provides jobs to thousands of folks locally, from landscape contractors, to golf course managers to farmers."

Jerry Ashmore The Greenery

FAQs & Additional Information

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 29 credits x $170 per credit = $4,930.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Career & Education Opportunities:

South Carolina’s agriculture and forest industries have a direct economic impact of $33.9 billion a year and has created more than 200,000 jobs.

Relevant Occupations:

• Landscape/Turf/Crop Technician
• Crop Consultant
• Farm Manager
• Farmer
• Landscape Maintenance Supervisor

Or transfer to a 4-year program:

• Landscape architect
• Golf Course superintendent
• Agriculture Teacher
• Extension agent

Other Resources

Gainful Employment: Learn more about the Agriscience Certificate.

Program Dean

Gayle Tremble

Division Dean/Arts & Sciences


Carolyn Howell

Administrative Support/Arts & Sciences

Lakesha Allen

Biology Instructor/Arts & Sciences

Laurence Neely

Biology Instructor/Arts & Sciences

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