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.
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, landscape operations manager, turf scout, pesticide technician, lawn care specialist, landscaping crew supervisor and sports field manager.
Turf managers may also work as consultants or sales reps.