Associate of Applied Science in Turfgrass Management

Program Information

Students who have an appreciation for working out-of-doors or for the challenge of creating and maintaining beautiful surroundings may be interested in a career in Turfgrass Management. Turfgrass managers establish and maintain grasses for functional (erosion control), recreational and ornamental purposes. They manage people and budgets and use their knowledge of plants and soils to produce high-quality, visually appealing turfgrass areas. There are ample employment opportunities for well-trained managers in this industry.

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Sample Course Plan

first Fall Semester
Course Name Credits
CS 101 FCT and TGM Orientation 1
CS 121 Turfgrasses and Their Uses (lab) 3
HS 111 Plant Identification (lab) 3
HS 115 Plant Growth and Development 3
MAA 102 Mathematics in Ag. And Related Sciences 3
SSC 112 Principles of Soil Science (lab) 4
Total Credits 17
first Spring Semester
Course Name Credits
ARE 115 Agribusiness Accounting (lab) 3
CS 122 Principles of Turf Management (lab) 3
CS 190 Turfgrass Seminar 1
Free Electives 3
MA 103A Topics in Contemporary Mathematics 3
WRT 111 Expository Writing 3
Total Credits 16
second Fall Semester
Course Name Credits
CS 154 Turf Weeds and Diseases (lab) 3
CS 155 Advanced Turfgrass Management (lab) 3
ENT 121 Pesticides and Their Uses 3
HS 162 Landscape Maintenance (lab) 3
WRT 114 Prof. Writing, Research and Reporting 3
Total Credits 15
second Spring Semester
Course Name Credits
ARE 201A Into to Agricultural Economics 3
ENT 163 Ornamental and Turf Insects (lab) 3
One GEP Humanities/Fine Arts List 3
SOC 203A Current Social Problems 3
SSC 151 Fertilizers and Soil Fertility 3
Total Credits 15