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Golf/Recreational Turf Management
Landscape Management

  • Lion Hills Center, Columbus
  • Associate's Degree programs
Golf/Recreation Turf Management
The Golf/Recreational Turf Management Technology program is designed to prepare individuals to establish, maintain and manage turf areas for golf/recreational and other purposes. The curriculum includes instruction in business management, design, turfgrass management, irrigation and operation/maintenance of equipment and machinery.
Priority admission into the Golf/Recreational Management Technology program is given to applicants who score a composite of 15 on the ACT, or equivalent score on the COMPASS test. Conditional admission may be granted to students scoring less than the entrance requirements, is space is available.
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Landscape Management
The Landscape Management Technology program is designed to provide students with skills that could lead to employment in the landscape maintenance and landscape construction industries. Specific instruction is offered in the areas of landscape design; selection and care of plants; hard construction including concrete, wood, electrical, irrigation, and lighting; equipment use and maintenance; and business management.
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Career opportunities:


Jobs in turf management may be found at athletic fields or golf courses for universities, professional sports teams and municipal parks and private clubs.


Career titles may include assistant golf course superintendent, spray technician, groundskeeper, landscape maintenance worker, greens keeper, turf scout, sport turf worker, turf management assistant, golf course equipment operator, landscape operations manager, lawn care specialist, landscaping crew supervisor and sports field manager.


Turf managers may also work as consultants or sales reps.​



Sample courses:


Basic Soils: General course in soils designed to give the student an understanding of all important phases of the subject, including soil genesis, morphology, classification, and the physical, chemical and biological aspects of soils as applied to soil fertility. Soil management, including fertilization and liming of soils, is also included.


Plant Materials: Survey of common ornamental plants used in landscaping including deciduous and evergreen trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, and annuals and perennials. This course includes instruction in basic classification and identification procedures and in identifying characteristics, maintenance, and use of the plants in a horticulture setting. This course is designed to be offered in the fall semester.


Golf Course Equipment Operation and Management: Course aims to provide instruction and practice in the safe and proper operation and maintenance of golf course equipment.



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