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Turfgrass Management Technology, AAS - CIP Code: 01.0607

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Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 53023

The Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum is designed to provide skills necessary to perform duties related to management of golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, irrigation design, and sod production.

Coursework includes turfgrass management, irrigation, ornamental horticulture, soil science, entomology, plant pathology, as well as courses in communications, computers, and the social sciences.

Graduates should qualify for employment at golf courses, local, state, and national parks, sports complexes, highway vegetation and turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the examination for the North Carolina pesticide licenses, N.C. Certified Plantsman, and N.C. Landscape Contractors’ Registration Board License.

Students enrolled in this program may be required to travel “to and from” job sites, associated with required “hands on” laboratory work. Students may be required to arrive on campus up to 30 minutes prior to class start times, to accommodate travel.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Turfgrass Management degree, the graduate should be able to:

  • Demonstrate how to establish and maintain effective turfgrass projects.  
  • Apply manufactures maintenance schedules to Turfgrass equipment.  
  • Design landscaping using computer software programs.  
  • Design and build Hardscapes used in landscaping designs.  
  • Evaluate how weather affects different outdoor plants and planning.  

Total Credits: 17-18

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 7

Fall Semester II

Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester II

Total Credits: 14

Total credit hours required for degree: 68-69


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