Golf and Sports Turf Management

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 turf grass 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 turf grass 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 133GOLF 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
Select 7 units from Electives7
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology16
Total Units36
Electives
LNT 70PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES1
LNT 72HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: CARE AND OPERATION2
LNT 75POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE1
LNT 94SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR3
LNT 131LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING3
LNT 148HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES3
BUS 150PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT3
Common Core
LNT 100PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE4
LNT 105PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES **3
or LNT 109 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS
or LNT 113 PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS
or LNT 119 PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS
LNT 124LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION3
LNT 134INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE3
LNT 136PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL3
Total Units16

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