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 Outcomes
- 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.
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 128||SPRINKLER DESIGN||3|
|LNT 132||TURF MANAGEMENT||3|
|LNT 133||GOLF 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|
|Select 7 units of Electives||7|
|Common Core courses for Landscape and Nursery Technology||16|
|LNT 100||PLANT AND HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE||4|
|LNT 105||PLANT IDENTIFICATION - TREES **||3|
|or LNT 109||PLANT IDENTIFICATION - SHRUBS|
|or LNT 113||PLANT IDENTIFICATION - HERBACEOUS PLANTS|
|or LNT 119||PLANT IDENTIFICATION: XERIPHYTIC PLANTS|
|LNT 124||LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION||3|
|LNT 134||INTRODUCTION TO SOIL SCIENCE||3|
|LNT 136||INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT||3|
|LNT 70||PRINCIPLES OF PRUNING FRUIT TREES AND VINES||1|
|LNT 72||HORTICULTURAL EQUIPMENT: CARE AND OPERATION||2|
|LNT 75||POND DESIGN, INSTALLATION, AND CARE||1|
|LNT 94||SPRINKLER SYSTEM INSTALLATION MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR||3|
|LNT 131||LANDSCAPE CONTRACTING AND ESTIMATING||3|
|LNT 148||HORTICULTURAL BUSINESS PRACTICES||3|
|BUS 150||PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT||3|
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.
Students may select any of the Plant Identification classes, to total 3 units.