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Turfgrass Management

College of the Desert provides an exceptional setting for its Turfgrass Management Program.
 
The College offers two programs of study:
  • A two-year Associate of Science Degree in Turfgrass Management
  • A one-year Certificate in Turfgrass Management
The occupational Turfgrass Management Program is specifically designed for students wishing to enter the work place with a strong "hands-on" education. 
 
Advisor: Jeff Place


 ​TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT
CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT

This program provides instruction in the designing, construction, and maintenance of landscapes, management of large turf areas, with an emphasis on the management of golf course turf.  Career opportunities in turfgrass management include golf course management, landscape management and construction, pest control, sales of fertilizer and horticultural supplies, and irrigation equipment supply and sales. Also included is preparation for the State Certificate for Pesticide Application.

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AGEH 1 Horticulture 3
AGEH 1L Horticulture Lab 1
AGEH 4 Turfgrass Management 2
AGEH 4L Turfgrass Management Lab 1
AGEH 8 Landscape Management 3
or AGEH 27 Turfgrass & Landscape ​​Pest Management (3)
AGEH 16 Arboriculture 2
AGEH 24 Advanced Turfgrass Management 3
AGEH 30 Landscape Equipment 2
AGEH 46 Landscape Irrigation Systems 2
AGEH 46L Landscape Irrigation Systems Lab 1
AGEH 95A Environmental Horticulture Turfgrass Work Experience 2
AGBU 59A Leadership 1
AGBU 59B Careers 1
AGPS 1 Soils & Plant Nutrition 4
AGPS 32 Pesticide Laws & Regulations 2
Electives - 8 units to be chosen from the following:
AGPS 2 Entomology - General & Applied 4
AGPS 5 Plant Science 3
AGPS 5L Plant Science Lab 1
AGEH 5 Ornamental Plant Identification 3
AGEH 9 Landscaping Planning & Design 3
AGEH 34 Golf Course Management 3
AGEH 95A Environmental Horticulture Turfgrass Work Experience 1-2
BUAC 66 Fundamentals Of Bookkeeping 3
BUMA 31 Business Calculations 3
​CIS ​10 ​​Computer Literacy
NR 1 Conservation of Natural Resources 3
NR 1L Conservation of Natural Resources Lab 1
NR 41A,B Native Plants 1-3
NR 59 Careers In Natural Res & Agri Sciences 3
  Required Subtotal 30
  Elective Subtotal (with Advisor approval) 8
  CERTIFICATE TOTAL 38

 


ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN TURFGRASS MANAGEMENT

​​This program provides instruction in the designing, construction, and maintenance of landscapes, management of large turf areas, with an emphasis on the management of golf course turf.  Career opportunities in turfgrass management include golf course management, landscape management and construction, pest control, sales of fertilizer and horticultural supplies, and irrigation equipment supply and sales. Also included is preparation for the State Certificate for Pesticide Application.

Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
AGEH 1 Horticulture​ 3
AGEH 1L Horticulture Laboratory 1
AGEH 4 Turfgrass Management 2
AGEH 4L Turfgrass Management Laboratory 1
AGEH 8 Landscape Management 3
AGEH 16 Arboriculture 2
AGEH 24 Advanced Turfgrass Management 3
AGEH 27 Turfgrass & Landscape Pest Management 3
AGEH 30 Landscape Equipment 2
AGEH 46 Landscape Irrigation Systems 2
AGEH 46L Landscape Irrigation Systems Lab 1
AGEH 95A Environmental Horticulture Turfgrass Work Experience
2
AGPS 1 Soils & Plant Nutrition 4
AGPS 32 Pesticide Laws & Regulations 2
AGBU 59A Leadership 1
AGBU 59B Careers 1
Electives - 8 units to be chosen from the following:
AGEH 5 Ornamental Plant Identification 3
AGEH 9 Landscaping Planning & Design 3
AGEH 20 Landscape Construction 2
AGEH 34 Golf Course Management 3
AGEH 95A Work Experience (Internship) 1-4
AGPS 2 Entomology - General & Applied 4
BUAC 66 Fundamentals Of Bookkeeping 3
BUMA 21 Business Calculations 3
CIS 10 Computer Literacy 4
NR 1 Conservation Of Natural Resources 3
NR 1L Conservation Of Natural Resources Lab 1
NR 41A,B Native Plants 1-3
NR 59 Careers In Natural Res and Agri Sciences 3
  Required Subtotal 33
  Elective Subtotal (with advisor approval) 8
  COD General Education Pattern 18
  Kinesiology Activities 2
  DEGREE TOTAL 61
 
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