Golf and Sports Turf Management

Certificate of Achievement
Career/Technical (Major Code: 02602)

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 turfgrass plays a major role.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Graduates of this program will be able to communicate to the supervisors or owners above them their annual plan, budget, and goals.
  • Certificate students will present ideas, job tasks, and job duties to their fellow employees in a manner that effectively results in the desired outcome.
  • Certificate students will analyze an existing turf grass problem and will be able to formulate a plan to solve the problem.

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.”

Students who complete this program will have acquired the necessary analytical tools to successfully secure gainful employment in the field of study.

For more information regarding the data provided for this program and what it means to you as a student, please feel free to visit our SWC Gainful Employment website at: www.swccd.edu/gainfulemployment.

Required Major Courses
LNT 128SPRINKLER DESIGN3
LNT 132TURF MANAGEMENT3
LNT 133GOLF AND SPORTS 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
Electives
Select 7 units of Electives7
Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology16
Total Units36
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
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