Golf and Sports Turf Management

The program below is undergoing modification and the modification will be placed into an addendum upon Chancellor’s Office approval - see your counselor for further information and visit the college website under www.swccd.edu/catalog link for the latest addenda updates.

Associate in Science
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02601)

Designed to provide skills and training to students pursuing careers in the golf and sports turf industry. The field requires two distinct areas of knowledge: one based on a solid background in the science of turfgrass establishment and maintenance and the other based on business principles, budgeting, and personnel management. The program trains persons for jobs on golf courses, park and recreation systems, athletic fields, sod farms, and any other landscape area where turfgrass plays a major role.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Degree student will demonstrate the ability to work with a wide variety of individuals and will present ideas and proposals in a clear and concise manner.
  • Degree student will present ideas, job tasks, and job duties to their fellow employees in a manner that effectively results in the desired outcome.
  • Degree student will analyze an existing turf grass problem and will be able to formulate a plan to solve the problem.
Required Major Courses
LNT 133 GOLF COURSE AND SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT *3
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 132TURF MANAGEMENT3
Select 4 units of the following:4
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION I
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION II
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION III
OCCUPATIONAL COOPERATIVE EDUCATION IV
Electives
Select 7 units of the following:7
PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES
HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: CARE AND OPERATION
POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING
HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology16
Total Units36
*

LNT 133 GOLF COURSE AND SPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT is only offered at Cuyamaca College, but it is fully articulated with Southwestern College. Students must enroll and register for the class at Cuyamaca College.

Nursery Occupations

Common Core
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
Select 3 units of the following:3
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: DECIDUOUS TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: CONIFERS AND PALMS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: BROADLEAF TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FLOWERING SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: FOLIAGE SHRUBS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS I
PLANT IDENTIFICATON: ANNUALS AND PERENNIALS II
PLANT IDENTIFICATION: VINES AND GROUND COVERS
LNT 125LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: CONCRETE AND MASONRY SKILLS1
LNT 126LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: FENCE, DECK, AND LUMBER SKILLS1
LNT 127LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: SPRINKLER INSTALLATION1
LNT 134SOILS3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
Total Units16

To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.