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-120||Fundamentals of Ornamental Horticulture||3|
|OH-130||Plant Pest Control||3|
|OH-170||Plant Materials: Trees and Shrubs||3|
|OH-174||Turf and Ground Cover Management||3|
|OH-235||Principles of Landscape Irrigation||4|
|OH-290||Cooperative Work Experience Education 1||3|
|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|
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.