The Associate of Applied Science degree in turf management is a two-year program. The degree has an agricultural foundation but includes business and technical courses that are important to the turf industry.
This program prepares graduates for a career in the turf management industry in sports, municipal or residential settings. Studies include the science of managing turf grass, including horticulture, pest control, proper irrigation techniques and weed management; the business of managing turf grass, including inventory control, and communication; and basic maintenance of turf grass equipment. Students will complete an internship and/or work at a turf facility as part of the program.
The turf management degree can lead to careers as golf course superintendents, athletic field managers, parks managers, grounds managers, professional tree trimmers or industry sales.