College Transfer and Co-op Programs

Students interested in any transfer or co-op program listed in this section should discuss transferring to a four-year institution with a representative of that institution early in the students' academic career at Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC).  Furthermore, students are expected to discuss transferring to a four-year institution with an academic advisor to plan a program of study to meet the requirements of the college to which the student expects to transfer.  The student's course of study will be planned and scheduled accordingly.  Entrance requirements for transfer/co-op students vary widely among senior colleges and universities.  Transfer of credits is a privilege granted by the institution to which the student plans to transfer and all applicants and requests for transfer of credits are evaluated individually.  Each student must complete courses with grades acceptable to the college to which the student seeks to transfer.

Associate in Arts or Associate in Science to Bachelor Degree

Senior colleges and universities in South Carolina will accept students graduating from Florence-Darlington Technical College with a degree of Associate in Arts or Associate in Science and usually award them up to 65 hours of credit toward a baccalaureate degree.

Associate in Arts
Degree:  Associate in Arts

See Technical and General Education.

Associate in Science
Degree:  Associate in Science

See Health and Sciences.

Coastal Carolina University Transfer Agreement

Paralegal
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Paralegal

Coastal Carolina University agrees to accept students graduating from Florence-Darlington Technical College with the degree of Associate in Public Service-Paralegal and may accept up to seventy-six (76) credits toward the baccalaureate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  This credit includes all hours required to meet Coastal Carolina University's Interdisciplinary Studies requirements for graduation.

FDTC Coastal Carolina University
Course Number Course Number Course Equivalent
ENG 101 ENG 101 Composition
ENG 102 ENG 105 Composition and Literature
SPC 205 Communication requirement  
SPA 101 Foreign Language  
SPA 102    
PSC 201 POLI 201 American Government
ONE OF:
ART 101 ART 101 Introduction to Art
MUS 105 MUS 110 Introduction to Music
PHI 101 PHIL 101 Intro. to Philosophy
PHI 110 PHIL 311 Ethics
ONE OF:
ENG 201 ENGL 287 American Literature
ENG 205 ENGL 288 British Literature
ONE OF:
ECO 201 ECON 101 Survey of  Economics
ECO 210 ECON 221 Principles of  Economics II
ECO 211 ECON 222 Principles of Economics I
ONE OF:
SOC 101 SOC 101 Intro. Sociology
PSY 201 PSY 201 General Psychology
TWO OF:
HIS 101 HIST 101 Fond. Euro. Civ. to 1648
HIS 102 HIST 102 Intro. Euro Civ. to 1648
HIS 201 HIST 201 Am. His. Discovery - Recon.
HIS 202 HIST 202 Am. His. Recon. - present

Related Electives Accepted by Coastal Carolina University

Course Number Course Title
ACC 111 Accounting Concepts
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications
LEG 121 Business Law
LEG 135 Introduction to Law and Ethics
LEG 213 Family Law
LEG 233 Wills, Trusts, and Probate

Electives Accepted by Coastal Carolina University

Course Number Course Title
LEG 132 Legal Bibliography
LEG 201 Civil Litigation
LEG 231 Criminal Law
LEG 230 Legal Writing
LEG 234 Title Examination Procedures
LEG 120 Torts
LEG 242 Law Practice Workshop
LEG 244 Special Projects for Paralegals

Coker College Transfer Agreement

FDTC Coker College Liberal Arts Studies
General Education Requirements: Program Requirements:
SPC 205 COM 101 - Speech Communication Skills
ENG 101 ENG 101 - English Composition & Rhetoric I
ENG 102 ENG 102 - English Composition & Rhetoric II
Math/Computer Science - 1 course from:
MAT 120 MAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics
MAT 140 MAT 222 - Calculus I
MAT 110, MAT 111, MAT 122, MAT 130 General LASP Math/CS
Non-Native Language - 1 course from:
SPA 102 SPA 102 - Elementary Spanish
FRE 102 FRE 102 - Elementary French
Arts - 6 hours with no 2 courses from the same group:
ART 101 Group 1 ART 180 - Understanding Art
MUS 105 Group 2 MUS 230 - Intro to Western Classical Music
THE 105 Group 3 THE 156 - Acting I
THE 101 Group 3 General LASP Arts (Theatre)
Behavioral Science - 6 hours with no 2 courses from the same group:
ECO 210 Group 1 BA 222 - Principles of Macroeconomics
PSC 215 Group 2 General LASP Behavioral Science (Political Science)
PSY 201 Group 3 PSY 101 - General Psychology
CRJ 125 Group 4 CRIM/SOC 200 - Introduction to Criminology
SOC 101 Group 4 SOC 101 - Introduction to Sociology
Humanities - 6 hours with no 2 courses from the same group:
ENG 205, ENG 206, ENG 214, ENG 218, ENG 222 Group 1 General LASP Humanities (English)
HIS 101 Group 2 HIS 210 - Western Civilization I
HIS 102 Group 3 HIS 211 - Western Civilization II
PHI 101 Group 4 PHI 205 - Survey of Western Philosophy
Natural Sciences - 1 course from each group:
BIO 101 Group 1 BIO 101 - Principles of Biology
BIO 102 Group 1 BIO 102 - Biology of Whole Organisms
CHM 110 Group 2 CHE 101 - General Chemistry I
PHY 201 Group 2 PHY 201 - General Physics I
PHY 221 Group 2 PHY 203 - Calculus Physics I
Knowledge of the United States - 1 course from:
ENG 201 + ENG 202 ENG 231 - American Literature + English Elective
HIS 201 HIS 201 - United States from Discovery to 1865
HIS 202 HIS 202 - United States since 1865
PSC 201 POL 201 - American Government & Politics
SOC 205 SOC 102 - American Social Problems
ENG 201, ENG 202, ENG 236 General LASP Knowledge of the US
Knowledge of the Wider World - 1 course from:
ENG 208 ENG 201 - World Literature I
ENG 209 ENG 202 - World Literature II
GEO 102 GPY 201 - World Regional Geography
REL 103 General LASP Wider World
Business Administration Major Requirements
FDTC Coker College
ACC 101 and ACC 102 BA 212 + BA Elective
ACC 115 BA 213
ECO 210 BA 222
ECO 211 BA 223
MGT 101 BA 340
MKT 101 BA 330
Business Administration Upper Level Electives
FDTC Coker College
BUS 250 BA 343
MKT 250 BA 333
Students should contact Coker College regarding transferability of courses.

Pre-Psychology and Sociology

This program is for students who wish to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology or Sociology. Coker College offers the Bachelor of Science in Psychology or Bachelor of Science in Sociology, with an optional concentration in Social Work.  Interested students should contact Florence-Darlington Technical College's Department of Human and Public Services Department Head, 843.661.8136, or Coker College, 843.383.8050.

Fayetteville Technical Community College Transfer Agreement

Pre-Funeral Services

This is a program for students who wish to earn an Associate's Degree in Funeral Services from Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC).  A special articulation agreement between FTCC and FDTC provides an opportunity for students to transfer credits.  FTCC will accept from Florence-Darlington Technical College students, the following courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Completion of HS courses with a grade of "C" or better in Algebra I and Biology.
  2. SAT score of 870 (430 Verbal/400 Math)
    OR
    minimum ACT composite score of 18
    OR
    CPT scores of Reading - 85; Sentence Skills - 88; and Math - 75, and Algebra - 65.

Students who do not meet transfer curriculum entrance requirements will be placed in Developmental courses to improve basic skills.

Transfer Courses for Pre-Funeral Services

Course Number Course Title HOURS
Class Lab Credit
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3 0 3
BUS 121 Business Law I 3 0 3
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications 3 0 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 0 3
MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra 3 0 3
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3 0 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3 0 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 0 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 0 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3 0 3

Limestone College Transfer Agreement

Limestone College and Florence-Darlington Technical College agree to the following policy for transfer of graduates of Associate Degree in college parallel or transfer program. This agreement shall being during the current academic year and will continue until such time as it is modified by mutual consent or cancelled by either college.

  1. Coursework covered within this agreement shall be transferable if the student has completed the course work with a "C" grade (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or above, but transfer of grades does not relieve the student of the obligation to meet the 2.00 GPA requirement or the other admissions requirements of Limestone College.
  2. Florence-Darlington Technical College Associate Degree graduates in a transfer or college parallel program are eligible for transfer to Limestone College. Limestone College will accept up to 66 semester hours for graduates of the following programs.  Florence-Darlington Technical College transfer or college parallel program graduates will have satisfied all General Education requirements at Limestone. All other general education courses accepted for transfer will be based on the Statewide Articulation Agreement. (See Statewide Transferable course list.)
    1. Associate in Arts
    2. Associate in Science
  3. Limestone College will guarantee a minimum of 66 and maximum of *69 semester hours credit to a student who has earned from Florence-Darlington Technical College one of the following degrees.
    1. Associate in Applied Science with a major in Accounting
    2. Associate in Applied Science with a major in Marketing
    3. Associate in Applied Science with a major in Management
    4. Associate in Applied Science with a major in Human Services - (*into a Bachelor of Social Work)
  4. Limestone College will accept Florence-Darlington courses to satisfy Limestone College degree requirements for the following degree plans: (Please see your academic advisor for complete program outline and transfer credit evaluation.)
    1. Bachelor of Arts - Criminal Justice
    2. Bachelor of Science - Business Administration/Accounting
    3. Bachelor of Science - Business Administration/General
    4. Bachelor of Science - Business Administration/Management
    5. Bachelor of Social Work - Social Work
  5. Limestone College will accept maximum of 66 semester hours credits from Florence-Darlington Technical college whether or not an Associate's Degree has been earned.
  6. Courses not covered by 2 or 3 above shall be evaluated on an individual basis. Students must complete a minimum of 31 semester hours including 15 semester hours within the major field with Limestone College for the baccalaureate degree.

Accounting
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Accounting

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 EC 100
ENG 101 English Composition I 3 EN 101
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 MA 110
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 EN 105
Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts from the following:
ART 101, MUS 105, THE 101, FRE 101, 102, SPA 101, 102 3 AR 240, MU 205, TH 101, FR 101/02, SP 101/02
Required Major Core Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3 BA 207
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3 BA 208*
ACC 201 Intermediate Accounting I 3 BA 330
BUS 123 Business Law 3 BA 316
AOT 162 (previously OST 162) Basic Information Processing 3 Elective
Other Hours Required for Graduation
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ACC 111 Accounting Concepts 3 Elective
ACC 112 Organizational Accounting 3 Elective
ACC 115 Managerial Accounting 3 Elective
ACC 150 Payroll Accounting 3 Elective
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3 Elective
ACC 230 Cost Accounting I 3 BA 337
ACC 231 Cost Accounting II 3 Elective
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3 BA 221
ACC 265 Not-For-Profit Accounting 3 BA 305
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3 BA 200
BUS 250 Introduction to International Business 3 BA 360
MGT 280 Executive Development 3 Elective
Minimum total Credit Hours: 66
*unless more than ten (10) years old
**unless more than five (5) years old

Marketing
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Marketing

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 EC 100
ENG 101 English composition I 3 EN 101
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 MA 110
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 EN 105
Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts from the following:
ART 101, MUS 105, THE 101, FRE 101, 102, SPA 101, 102 3 AR 240, MU 205, TH 101, FR 101/02, SP 101/02
Required Major Core Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ACC 111 Accounting Concepts 3 Elective
BUS 123 Business Law 3 BA 316
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3 BA 300
MKT 101 Marketing 3 BA 341
AOT 162 (previously OST 162) Basic Information Processing 3 Elective
Other Hours Required for Graduation
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ACC 112 Organizational Accounting 3 Elective
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3 Elective
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3 BA 221
BUS 176 International Marketing 3 Elective
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3 BA 200
BUS 250 Introduction to International Business 3 BA 360
MGT 280 Executive Development 3 Elective
MKT 110 Retailing 3 BA 344
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3 BA 318
MKT 240 Advertising 3 BA 343
MKT 250 Consumer Behavior 3 BA 345
AOT 261 (previously OST 261) Office Spreadsheet Applications 3 Elective
Minimum total Credit Hours: 66
*unless more than five (5) years old

Management
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Management

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ECO 201 Economic Concepts 3 EC 100
ENG 101 English composition I 3 EN 101
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 MA 110
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3 EN 105
Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts from the following:
ART 101, MUS 105, THE 101, FRE 101, 102, SPA 101, 102 3 AR 240, MU 205, TH 101, FR 101/02, SP 101/02
Required Major Core Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ACC 111 Accounting Concepts 3 Elective
BUS 123 Business Law 3 BA 316
MGT 101 Principles of Management 3 BA 300
MKT 101 Marketing 3 BA 341
AOT 162 (previously OST 162) Basic Information Processing 3 Elective
Other Hours Required for Graduation
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ACC 112 Organizational Accounting 3 Elective
ACC 115 Managerial Accounting 3 Elective
ACC 124 Individual Tax Procedures 3 Elective
ACC 240 Computerized Accounting 3 BA 221
BUS 240 Business Statistics 3 BA 200
BUS 250 Introduction to International Business 3 BA 360
BUS 268 Special Projects in Business 3 Elective
MGT 120 Small Business Management 3 BA 318
MGT 121 Small Business Operations 3 Elective
MGT 280 Executive Development 3 Elective
MKT 240 Advertising 3 BA 343
MKT 250 Consumer Behavior 3 BA 345
Minimum total Credit Hours: 66
*unless more than five (5) years old

Human Services
FDTC Degree: Associate Applied Science with a major in Human Services

Course Requirements

General Education Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
ENG 101* English Composition I 3 EN 101
MATH 155 Contemporary Mathematics 3 MA 110
SOC 101* Introduction to Sociology 3 SO 201
SPC 205* Public Speaking 3 EN 105
Elective: Humanities/Fine Arts from the following:
ART 101, MUS 105, THE 101, FRE 101, 102, SPA 101, 102 3 AR 240, MU 205, TH 101, FR 101/02, SP 101/02
Required Major Core Courses
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
HUS 101* Introduction to Human Services 3 SW 203
PSY 105* Personal/Interpersonal Psych 3 Elective
PSY 201* General Psychology 3 PS 101
PSY 203* Human Growth and Development 3 PS 204
PSY 230 Interviewing Techniques 3 Elective
Other Hours Required for Graduation
FDTC Limestone College
Course Class Credits Course
CPT 170* Microcomputer Applications 3 CST 102**
HUS 110* Orientation to Human Services 1 Elective
HUS 205 Gerontology 3 SW 207
HUS 208* Alcohol and Drug Abuse 3 Elective
HUS 251* Supervised Field Placement II 4 Elective
HUS 255* Supervised Field Placement III 4 Elective
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3 PS 306
PSY 215* Psych of the Mentally Retarded 3 Elective
PSY 218* Behavior Modification 3 Elective
PSY 231* Counseling Techniques 3 PS 301
PSY 235* Group Dynamics 3 PS 213
PSY 237* Crisis Management 3 Elective
SOC 205* Social Problems 3 SO 202

Minimum total Credit Hours: 69

*A grade of "C" or better required

**unless more than five (5) years old

Morris College

Accounting
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Accounting

See Detail.

Management
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Management

See Detail.

Marketing
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Marketing

See Detail.

South University

Paralegal
FDTC Degree: Associate in Applied Science with a major in Paralegal

South University agrees to accept students graduating from Florence-Darlington Technical College with the degree of Associate in Public Service-Paralegal and may accept up to eighty-one (81) credits towards the Bachelor of Science Legal Studies. This credit includes hours required for partial fulfillment of South University's Paralegal Studies requirements for graduation.

AREA I -- General Education
FDTC South University
MAT 110 College Algebra MAT 1001 Intermediate Algebra
SPC 205 Public Speaking SPC 1026 Public Speaking
ENG 101 English Composition I ENG 1001 Composition I
ENG 102 English Composition II ENG 1002 Composition II/Lit.
PHI 110 Ethics PHI 2081 Introduction to Philosophy/Logic
PSY 201 General Psychology PSY 1001 General Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology SOC 1001 Introduction to Sociology
COL 103 College Skills UVC 1000 Strategies for Success
Area II -- Core Curriculum
FDTC South University
LEG 121 Business Law I BUS 1038 Business Law I
CPT 170 Microcomputer Applications ITS 1000 Computer & Internet Lit.
Area III -- Major Curriculum
FDTC South University
LEG 135 Intro to Law & Ethics LGS 1001 Intro to Paralegalism
LEG 120 Torts LGS 1004 Torts & Remedies
LEG 132 Legal Bibliography LGS 1005 Legal Res. & Writing I
LEG 230 Legal Writing LGS 1006 Legal Res. & Writing II
LEG 201 Civil Litigation LGS 2001 Civil Litigation
LEG 213 Family Law LGS 2002 Domestic Relations
LEG 233 Wills, Trusts & Probate LGS 2003 Estate Planning
LEG 231 Criminal Law LGS 2004 Criminal Law
LEG 234 Title Examination LGS 2005 Real Estate Law
LEG 232 Law Office Management LGS 2007 Computers in the Law
LEG 242 Law Practice Workshop LGS 2099 Legal Externship
LEG 216 Administrative Law LGS 3030 Administrative Law
Students may take up to 4 additional general education courses. Students my transfer 110 total credit hours.
MAT 122 Finite Math MAT 1002 College Math
PSC 201 American Government POL 2076 American Government
ACC 111 Accounting I ACC 1001 Accounting I
BUS 123 Business Law II BUS 2038 Business Law II

Transfer: State Policies and Procedures

Regulations and Procedures for Transfer in Public Two-Year and Public Four-Year Institutions in South Carolina as Mandated by Act 137 of 1995

Background

Section 10-C of the South Carolina School-to-Work Transition Act (1994) stipulates that the Council of College and University Presidents and the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education, operating through the Commission on Higher Education, shall develop better articulation of associate and baccalaureate degree programs. To comply with this requirement, the Commission upon the advice of the Council of Presidents established a Transfer Articulation Policy Committee composed of four-year institutions' vice presidents for academic affairs and the Associate Director for Instruction of the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education. The principle outcomes derived from the work of that committee and accepted by the Commission on Higher Education on July 6, 1995, were:

In 1995 the General Assembly passed Act 137 which stipulated further that the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education "notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, shall have the following additional duties and functions with regard to the various public institutions of higher education."   These duties and responsibilities include the Commission's responsibility "to establish procedures for the transferability of courses at the undergraduate level between two-year and four-year institutions or schools."  This same provision is repeated in the legislation developed from the Report of the Joint Legislative Study Committee, which was formed by the General Assembly and signed by the Governor as Act 359 of 1996.

Act 137 directs the Commission to adopt procedures for the transfer of courses from all two-year public to all four-year public institutions of higher education in South Carolina. Proposed procedures are listed below.  Unless otherwise stated, these procedures became effective immediately upon approval by the Commission and were to be fully implemented, unless otherwise stated, by September 1, 1997.

Statewide Articulation of 86 Courses

  1. The Statewide Articulation Agreement of 86 courses already approved by the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education for transfer from two- to  four-year public institutions will be applicable to all public institutions, including two-year institutions and institutions within the same system.  In instances where an institution does not have synonymous courses to ones on this list, it will identify comparable courses or course categories for acceptance of general education courses on the statewide list.

Admissions Criteria, Course Grades, GPAs, Validations

  1. All four-year public institutions will issue annually in August a transfer guide covering at least the following items:
    1. The definition of a transfer student and requirements for admission both to the institution and, if more selective, requirements for admission to particular programs.
    2. Limitations placed by the institution or its program for acceptance of standardized examinations (e.g., SAT, ACT) taken more than a given time ago, for academic coursework taken elsewhere, for coursework repeated due to failure, for coursework taken at another institution while the student is academically suspended at his/her home institution, and so forth.
    3. Institutional and, if more selective, programmatic maximums of course credits allowable in transfer.
    4. Institutional procedures used to calculate student applicants' GPAs for transfer admission. Such procedures will describe how nonstandard grades (withdrawal, withdrawal failing, repeated course, etc.) are evaluated; and they shall also describe whether all coursework taken prior to transfer or just coursework deemed appropriate to the student's intended four-year program of study is calculated for purposes of admission to the institution and/or programmatic major.
    5. Lists of all courses accepted from each technical college (including the 86 courses in the Statewide Articulation Agreement) and the course equivalencies (including "free elective" category) found at the home institution for the courses accepted.
    6. Lists of all articulation agreements with any public South Carolina two-year or other institution of higher education, together with information about how interested parties can access these agreements.
    7. Lists of the institution's Transfer Officer(s) personnel together with telephone and FAX numbers, office address, and e-mail address.
    8. Institutional policies related to "academic bankruptcy" (i.e., removing an entire transcript or parts thereof from a failed or underachieving record after a period of years has passed) so that re-entry into the four-year institution with course credit earned in the interim elsewhere is done without regard to the student's earlier record.
    9. "Residency requirements" for the minimum number of hours required to be earned at the institution for the degree.
  1. Coursework (individual courses, transfer blocks, statewide agreements) covered within these procedures shall be transferable if the student has completed the coursework with a "C" grade (2.0 on a 4. 0 scale) or above, but transfer of grades does not relieve the student of the obligation to meet any G.P.A. requirements or other admissions requirements of the institution or program to which application has been made.
    1. Any four-year institution which has institutional or programmatic admissions requirements for transfer students with cumulative grade point  averages (GPAs) higher than 2.0 on a 4.0. scale will apply such entrance requirements equally to transfer students from regionally accredited South  Carolina public institutions regardless of whether students are transferring from a four-year or two-year institution.
    2. Any multi-campus institution or system will certify by letter to the Commission that all coursework at all of its campuses applicable to a particular degree program of study is fully acceptable in transfer to meet  degree requirements in the same degree program at any other of its campuses.
  1. Any coursework (individual courses, transfer blocks, statewide agreements) covered within these procedures shall be transferable to any public institution without any additional fee and without any further encumbrance such as a validation examination, placement examination/ instrument, verification instrument, or any other structure, notwithstanding any institutional or system policy, procedure, or regulation to the contrary.

Transfer Blocks, Statewide Agreements, Completion of the AA/AS Degree

  1. The following Transfer Blocks/Statewide Agreements taken at any two-year public institution in South Carolina shall be accepted in their totality toward meeting baccalaureate degree requirements at all four-year public institutions in relevant four-year degree programs, as follows:
    • Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences: Established curriculum block of 46-48 semester hours
    • Business Administration : Established curriculum block of 46-51 semester hours
    • Engineering: Established curriculum block of 33 semester hours
    • Science and Mathematics: Established curriculum block of 51-53 semester hours
    • Teacher Education: Established curriculum block of 38-39 semester hours for Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education students only.  Secondary education majors and students seeking certification who are not  majoring in teacher education should consult the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences or the Math and Science transfer blocks, as relevant, to assure transferability of coursework.
    • Nursing: By statewide agreement, at least 60 semester hours shall be  accepted by any public four -year institution toward the baccalaureate completion program (BSN) from graduates of any South Carolina public  associate degree program in nursing (ADN) , provided that the program is accredited by the National League of Nursing and that the graduate has  successfully passed the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and is a currently licensed Registered Nurse.

  1. Any "unique" academic program not specifically or by extension covered by one of the statewide transfer blocks/agreements listed in #4 above shall either create its own transfer block of 35 or more credit hours with the approval of  CHE staff or will adopt either the Arts/Social Science /Humanities or the Science/Mathematics block. The institution at which such program is located will inform the staff of the CHE and every institutional president and vice president for academic affairs about this decision.
  1. Any student who has completed either an Associate of Arts or Associate of  Science degree program at any public two-year South Carolina institution which contains within it the total coursework found in either the Arts/Social Sciences/Humanities Transfer Block or the Math/Science Transfer Block will automatically be entitled to junior-level status or its equivalent at whatever public senior institution to which the student might have been admitted. (Note:  As agreed by the Committee on Academic Affairs, junior status applies only to campus activities such as priority order for registration for courses, residence hall assignments, parking, athletic event tickets, etc. - and not in calculating academic degree credits.)

Related Reports and Statewide Documents

  1. All applicable recommendations found in the Commission's report to the General Assembly on the School-to-Work Act (approved by the Commission and transmitted to the General Assembly on July 6, 1995) are hereby incorporated into the procedures for transfer of coursework among two and four-year institutions.
  1. The policy paper entitled State Policy on Transfer and Articulation, as amended to reflect changes in the numbers of transfer blocks and other Commission action since July 6, 1995, is hereby adopted as the statewide policy for institutional good practice in the sending and receiving of all course credits to be transferred. (Contact the Division of Academic Affairs for copies of this report.)

Assurance of Quality

  1. All claims from any public two or four-year institution challenging the effective preparation of any other public institution's coursework for transfer purposes will be evaluated and appropriate measures will be taken to reassure that the quality of the coursework has been reviewed and approved on a timely basis by sending and receiving institutions  alike. This process of formal review will occur every four years through the staff of the Commission on Higher Education, beginning with the approval of these procedures.

Statewide Publication and Distribution of Information on Transfer

  1. The staff of the Commission on Higher Education shall print and distribute copies of these procedures upon their acceptance by the Commission. The staff  will also place this document and the Appendices on the Commission's homepage on the Internet under the title "Transfer Policies."
  1. By September 1 of each year, all public four-year institutions will place the following materials on the Internet websites:
    1. A copy of this entire document
    2. A copy of the institution's transfer guide.
  1. By September 1 of each year, the State Board for Technical and Comprehensive Education will place the following materials on its Internet website:
    1. A copy of this entire document
    2. Provide to the Commission staff in format suitable for placing on the Commission's website a list of all  articulation agreements that each of the sixteen technical colleges has with public and other four-year institutions of higher education, together with information about how  interested parties can access those agreements.

  1. Each two-year and four-year public institutional catalog shall contain a section entitled "TRANSFER: STATE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES." Such section at a minimum shall:
    1. Publish these procedures in their entirety (except Appendices)
    2. Designate a chief Transfer Officer at the institution who will:
      • provide information and other appropriate support for students considering transfer and recent transfers
      • serve as a clearinghouse for information on issues of transfer in the State of South Carolina
      • provide definitive institutional rulings on transfer questions for the institution's students under these procedures
      • work closely with feeder institutions to assure ease in transfer for their students
    3. Designate other programmatic Transfer Officer(s) as the size of the institution and the variety of its programs might warrant
    4. Refer interested parties to the institutional Transfer Guide<
    5. Refer interested parties to the institutional and the Commission on Higher Education's websites for further information regarding transfer.
  1. In recognition of its widespread acceptance and use throughout the United States, SPEEDE/EXPRESS should be adopted by all public institutions and systems as the standard for electronic transmission of all student transfer data.
  1. In conjunction with the colleges and universities, develop and implement a statewide Transfer Equivalency Database at the earliest opportunity.  (As an electronic counseling guide, this computerized, online instrument will allow students and advisors to access all degree requirements for every major at every public four-year institution in South Carolina. Also, the Database will allow students to obtain a better understanding of institutional programs  and program requirements and select their transfer courses accordingly, especially when the student knows the institution and the major to which he/she is transferring.)

Development of Common Course System

  1. Adopt a common statewide course numbering system for common freshman and sophomore courses of the technical colleges, two-year regional campuses of the University of South Carolina, and the senior institutions.
  1. Adopt common course titles and descriptions for common freshman and sophomore courses of the technical colleges, two-year regional campuses of the University of South Carolina, and the senior institutions. The Commission will convene statewide disciplinary groups to engage in formal dialogue for these purposes.  (A common course numbering system and common course titles and descriptions for lower-division coursework at all public institutions in the state can help reduce confusion among students about the equivalency of their two-year coursework with lower-division coursework at the four-year level.   To this end, a common system leaves no doubt about the comparability of content, credit, and purpose among the lower-division courses at all public colleges and universities in South Carolina. It would also help eliminate institutional disagreement over the transferability of much lower-division coursework, thus clearing a path for easier movement between the technical colleges and senior institutions.)

Technical College Courses Transferable to Public Senior Institutions

Course Number Course Title Credits
ACC 101 Accounting Principles I 3
ACC 102 Accounting Principles II 3
ANT 101 General Anthropology 3
ART 101 History and Appreciation of Art 3
ART 105 Film as Art 3
AST 101 Solar System Astronomy 4
AST 102 Stellar Astronomy 4
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4
BIO 102 Biological Science II 4
BIO 210 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO 211 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO 225 Microbiology 4
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4
CHM 112 College Chemistry II 4
CHM 211 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHM 212 Organic Chemistry II 4
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ENG 201 American Literature I 3
ENG 202 American Literature II 3
ENG 203 American Literature Survey 3
ENG 205 English Literature I 3
ENG 206 English Literature II 3
ENG 208 World Literature I 3
ENG 209 World Literature II 3
ENG 214 Fiction 3
ENG 218 Drama 3
ENG 222 Poetry 3
ENG 230 Women in Literature 3
ENG 236 African American Literature 3
ENG 260 Adv. Tech. Communication 3
FRE 101 Elementary French I 4
FRE 102 Elementary French II 4
FRE 201 Intermediate French I 3
FRE 202 Intermediate French II 3
GEO 101 Intro to Geography 3
GEO 102 World Geography 3
GER 101 Elementary German I 4
GER 102 Elementary German II 4
HIS 101 Western Civilization to 1689 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3
HIS 201 Am. History Discovery to 1877 3
HIS 202 Am. History 1877 to Pres. 3
MAT 110 College Algebra 3
MAT 111 College Trigonometry 3
MAT 120 Probability and Statistics 3
MAT 122 Finite College Mathematics 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3
MAT 140 Analytical Geo. and Calc. I 4
MAT 141 Analytical Geo. and Calc. II 4
MAT 240 Analytical Geo. and Calc. III 4
MAT 242 Differential Equations 4
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
PHI 105 Introduction to Logic 3
PHI 106 Logic II Inductive Reasoning 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
PHI 115 Contemp. Moral Issues 3
PHY 201 Physics I 4
PHY 202 Physics II 4
PHY 221 University Physics I 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 4
PHY 223 University Physics III 4
PSC 201 American Government 3
PSC 215 State and Local Government 3
PSY 201 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY 203 Human Growth & Development 3
PSY 208 Human Sexuality 3
PSY 212 Abnormal Psychology 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 102 Marriage and the Family 3
SOC 205 Social Problems 3
SOC 206 Social Psychology 3
SOC 210 Juvenile Delinquency 3
SOC 220 Sociology and the Family 3
SOC 235 Thanatology 3
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
SPC 210 Oral Interp. of Literature 3
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre 3

Transfer Block Compliance

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Majors

Composition
Course Number Course Title Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Fine Arts
Course Number Course Title Hours
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3
OR
ART 108 History of Western Art 3
OR
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3
OR
THE 101 Introduction to Theatre 3
Foreign Languages
Course Number Course Title Hours
FRE 101 Elementary French I 4
FRE 102 Elementary French II 4
OR
GER 101 Elementary German I 4
GER 102 Elementary German II 4
OR
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
History
Course Number Course Title Hours
HIS 101 Western Civilization to 1689 3
OR
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post-1689 3
Humanities
Course Number Course Title Hours
ENG 201 American Literature II 3
OR
ENG 202 American Literature II 3
OR
ENG 205 English Literature I 3
OR
ENG 206 English Literature II 3
OR
ENG 208 World Literature I 3
OR
ENG 209 World Literature II 3
OR
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
OR
PHI 110 Ethics 3
OR
PHI 201 History of Philosophy 3
Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Hours
MAT 120 Finite Probability and Statistics 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3
OR
MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4
MAT 141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 4
Natural Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
BIO 101 Biological Sciences I 4
BIO 102 Biological Sciences II 4
OR
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4
OR
PHY 201 Physics I 4
PHY 202 Physics II 4
OR
PHY 221 University Physics I 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3
AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
OR
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
OR
PSC 201 American Government 3
OR
GEO 102 World Geography 3

General Education and Business Foundations

Accounting
Course Number Course Title Hours
ACC 101 Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC 102 Principles of Accounting II 3
Composition
Course Number Course Title Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Foreign Languages
Course Number Course Title Hours
FRE 101 Elementary French I 4
FRE 102 Elementary French II 4
FRE 201 Intermediate French I 3
FRE 202 Intermediate French II 3
OR
GER 101 Elementary German I 4
GER 102 Elementary German II 4
OR
SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3
SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3
Humanities
Course Number Course Title Hours
Choose 1 course from 2 of the following 3 areas:
Literature:
ENG 205 English Literature I 3
OR
ENG 206 English Literature II 3
History:
HIS 101 Western Civilization to 1689 3
OR
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3
Fine Arts:
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3
OR
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3
Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Hours
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3
OR
MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4
MAT 141 Analytical Geometry and Calculus II 4
Natural Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4
BIO 102 Biological Science II 4
OR
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4
OR
PHY 221 University Physics I 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3
AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
OR
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
OR
PSC 201 American Government 3
Engineering
Course Number Course Title Hours
English Composition
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Engineering
EGR XXX 4
Humanities
HIS 101 Western Civ. To 1689 3
Mathematics
MAT 140 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4
MAT 141 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 4
Natural Science
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
CHM 111 College Chemistry II 4
PHY 221 University Physics I 4

Sciences and Mathematics

Composition
Course Number Course Title Hours
ENG 101 English  Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition  II 3
Fine Arts
Course Number Course Title Hours
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3
OR
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3
Foreign Languages
Course Number Course Title Hours
FRE 101 Elementary French I 4
FRE 102 Elementary French II 4
OR
GER 101 Elementary German I 4
GER 102 Elementary German II 4
Humanities
Course Number Course Title Hours
HIS 101 Western  Civ to 1689 3
OR
HIS 102 Western Civ Post-1689 3
AND
ENG 201 American Literature I 3
OR
ENG 202 American Literature II 3
OR
ENG 205 English Literature I 3
OR
ENG 206 English Literature I 3
OR
ENG 208 World Literature I 3
OR
ENG 209 World Literature II 3
Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Hours
MAT 140 Analytic  Geometry and  Calculus  I 4
MAT 141 Analytic  Geometry and  Calculus II 4
Natural Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
CHM  111 College Chemistry II 4
PHY 221 University Physics  I 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
*One Course from Each of Two of the Following Disciplines:
ECO 210 Macroeconomics 3
OR
ECO 211 Microeconomics 3
OR
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
OR
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
OR
PSC 201 American Government 3

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education

Composition
Course Number Course Title Hours
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
Fine Arts
Course Number Course Title Hours
ART 101 Art History and Appreciation 3
OR
MUS 105 Music Appreciation 3
Humanities
Course Number Course Title Hours
ENG 208 World Literature I 3
OR
ENG 209 World Literature II 3
AND
HIS 101 Western Civilization to 1689 3
HIS 102 Western Civilization Post 1689 3
Mathematics
Course Number Course Title Hours
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus 3
OR
MAT 140 Analytical Geometry and Calculus I 4
Natural Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
BIO 101 Biological Science I 4
AND
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
OR
PHY 201 Physics I 4
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course Number Course Title Hours
Choose 2 of 3:
PSC 201 American Government 3
OR
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
OR
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Robert Indrihovic
Transfer Officer
Associate in Arts Program

David Saleeby
Transfer Officer
Associate in Science Program

Commission on Higher Education

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