Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Institute of Agricultural Technology

Grounds Management (this program is in moratorium Fall 2017 through Spring 2018)

The Grounds Management certificate is delivered in partnership between Wayne County Community College District and the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology.  It is designed for persons interested in careers managing commercial, private, school, or community athletic facilities and landscapes.

Graduates of the program will receive a certificate from the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology and will have the opportunity to complete a test to become a certified pesticide applicator with the Michigan Department of Agriculture.  Additional course work may lead to a Certificate in Grounds Management from Michigan State University and a Certificate in Facilities Maintenance from Wayne County Community College District, making the graduate more qualified to manage both indoor and outdoor facilities. Students may continue their course work to obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree from Wayne County Community College District in addition to the certificate from Michigan State University.

Requirements for Grounds Management

The student must complete 50 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (25 credits):
AT 291 Special Topics in Agricultural Technology 1
AT 293 Professional Internship in Agricultural Technology 3
CSS 202 The World of Turf 2
CSS 203 Applied Turf Management 1
CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
CSS 269 Turfgrass Strategies: Integration and Synthesis 2
CSS 292 Management of Turfgrass Weeds 3
ENT 111 Basics of Applied Entomology 2
HRT 214 Landscape and Turfgrass Business Operations 2
HRT 218 Landscape Irrigation 3
PLP 104 Applied Plant Pathology for Ornamentals and Turf 3
2. Complete 25 credits of course work from Wayne County Community College District as approved by the student's academic advisor.