Academic Catalog

Environmental & Applied Technology

Golf Course and Sports Turf Management Associate in Science and Certificate of Achievement

Students in this major pursue careers as golf course superintendents or sports turf managers. The program is intended for those individuals wishing to enter the field as well as those who desire to upgrade their existing skills. Students may also transfer to a four-year degree program in agronomy, turf management, or related field. Course work is designed to study environmentally sound solutions for the efficient production and management of golf and sports turf.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Perform work-related functions according to current industry standards.
  • Assess and resolve work-related problems using current industry-specific tools and resources.
  • Communicate effectively to prospective clients, managers and coworkers in a workplace setting.
  • Abide by industry and government regulations regarding occupational health and safety, and/or environmental standards.

Associate in Science Degree Requirements

OH-120Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture3
OH-130Plant Pest Control3
OH-170Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs3
OH-174Turf and Ground Cover Management3
OH-235Principles of Landscape Irrigation4
OH-290Cooperative Work Experience Education 13
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Business
Entrepreneurship: Starting and Developing a Business
Business Law: Legal Environment of Business
Select seven units from the following:7
Xeriscape: Water Conservation in the Landscape
Landscape Construction: Concrete and Masonry
Landscape Construction: Irrigation and Carpentry
Landscape Water Management
Golf Course and Sports Turf Management
Diagnosing Horticultural Problems
Spanish I
Total Units32

Plus General Education Requirements


Student must complete six units within the major at Cuyamaca College to be eligible for this course.

Certificate of Achievement

Students who complete only the major requirements above qualify for a Certificate in Golf Course and Sports Turf Management. An official request must be filed with the Admissions and Records Office prior to the deadline as stated in the Academic Calendar.