Golf and Sports Turf Management
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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 128||SPRINKLER DESIGN||3|
|LNT 132||TURF MANAGEMENT||3|
|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 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 Technology||16|
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.
|LNT 100||PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE||4|
|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 125||LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: CONCRETE AND MASONRY SKILLS||1|
|LNT 126||LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: FENCE, DECK, AND LUMBER SKILLS||1|
|LNT 127||LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION: SPRINKLER INSTALLATION||1|
|LNT 136||PLANT PEST AND DISEASE CONTROL||3|
To earn an associate degree, additional general education and graduation requirements must be completed.