Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Programs
Turfgrass Management

A rapidly expanding turfgrass industry offers many challenging job opportunities for trained personnel.  The growing demand for recreational areas and rededication to the maintenance of beauty in America has created a shortage of turfgrass specialists.

Golf Course Emphasis

The golf course emphasis provides the fundamentals of turfgrass technology necessary primarily for the supervision and management of golf courses.  Attractive starting salaries and many job opportunities are available with excellent potential for advancement.  Previous work experience on a golf course maintenance crew is expected.

Requirements for the Golf Course Emphais

1. All of the following courses (52 credits):
AE 153 Engine and Equipment Technology 2
AT 101 Spanish for the Agricultural Industry 2
AT 102 Turf and Landscape Analytical Practices 2
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3
CSS 110 Computer Applications in Agronomy 2
CSS 171 Operations Budgeting for Golf Course Managers 2
CSS 178 Turfgrass Irrigation 3
CSS 181 Pesticide and Fertilizer Application Technology 3
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
CSS 232 Turfgrass Management 4
CSS 262 Turfgrass Management Seminar 2
CSS 264 Golf Course Design and Construction Techniques 2
CSS 267 Performance Turf Design and Construction 2
CSS 269 Turfgrass Strategies: Integration and Synthesis 2
CSS 272 Turfgrass Soil Fertility 2
CSS 282 Turfgrass Physiology 2
CSS 288 Principles of Weed Management 3
ENT 364 Turfgrass Entomology 3
HRT 109 Introduction to Applied Plant Science 2
HRT 213 Landscape Maintenance 2
HRT 213L Landscape Maintenance Field Laboratory 1
PLP 266 Turf Pathology 3
Students must enroll in two separate 1-credit sections of CSS 262.
2. Complete a minimum of 2 elective credits in the college as approved by the program coordinator in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Students who do not demonstrate English proficiency through the IAT-administered Accuplacer placement test or college-level transfer credit must complete AT 045 Agricultural Communications (2 credits) or an equivalent course as approved by the program coordinator.


Sports and Commercial Turf Management Emphasis

The sports and commercial turf management emphasis is designed for persons interested in careers in these areas.  These are rapidly growing areas of turfgrass management and offer rewarding job opportunities.

Requirements for the Sports and Commercial Turf Management Emphasis

1. All of the following courses (52 credits):
AE 153 Engine and Equipment Technology 2
AT 101 Spanish for the Agricultural Industry 2
AT 102 Turf and Landscape Analytical Practices 2
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3 to 6
CSS 110 Computer Applications in Agronomy 2
CSS 171 Operations Budgeting for Golf Course Managers 2
CSS 178 Turfgrass Irrigation 3
CSS 181 Pesticide and Fertilizer Application Technology 3
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
CSS 232 Turfgrass Management 4
CSS 262 Turfgrass Management Seminar 2
CSS 267 Performance Turf Design and Construction 2
CSS 269 Turfgrass Strategies: Integration and Synthesis 2
CSS 272 Turfgrass Soil Fertility 2
CSS 282 Turfgrass Physiology 2
CSS 288 Principles of Weed Management 3
ENT 364 Turfgrass Entomology 3
HRT 109 Introduction to Applied Plant Science 2
HRT 213 Landscape Maintenance 2
HRT 213L Landscape Maintenance Field Laboratory 1
HRT 214 Landscape and Turfgrass Business Operations 2
PLP 266 Turf Pathology 3
Students must enroll in two separate 1 credit sections of CSS 262.
2. Complete a minimum of 2 credits in the college as approved by the program coordinator in the Institute of Agricultural Technology.
Students who do not demonstrate English proficiency through the IAT-administered Accuplacer placement test or college-level transfer credit must complete AT 045 Agricultural Communications (2 credits) or an equivalent course as approved by the program coordinator.

Program offerings in both emphasis areas are integrated with other areas in turfgrass and landscape and nursery.  Courses  include technical, communication, mathematics, and business content.  Placement training opportunities are offered at many leading industrial businesses.