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Turfgrass Management, AS

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The Associate of Science in Turfgrass Management program prepares students to work in the golf industry as assistant greens superintendents.  The program is ideal for aspiring golf industry professionals who have the desire to improve facilities, grounds, and equipment on golf courses and in country clubs.  The Turfgrass program will prepare prospective students for positions of leadership in golf course maintenance and build a foundation for future growth within the industry.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives:

  • Present students with a comprehensive background in the traditions, culture, and expectations of the golf industry.
  • Develop the students’ foundation of knowledge and skills essential to the maintenance of turfgrass at golf facility and associated turf operations.
  • Provide students with the framework to further develop their abilities in the maintenance and upkeep of all areas of a golf course or sport field.
  • Expose students to technology and equipment used in the maintenance of golf and turfgrass facilities.
  • Build the students’ business acumen and financial management skills in the operation of a golf facility.
  • Understand the ecological influence of a golf facility on the environment while responding to regulatory requirements and stakeholder expectations.

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Turfgrass Management, students must earn 60.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

  • Traditions of Golf: History and Culture (3 credit hours)
  • Golf Course Design and Maintenance (3 credit hours)
  • Club Management (3 credit hours)
  • The Business of Golf (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Golf Course Maintenance (3 credit hours)
  • Turfgrass Diseases (3 credit hours)
  • Turfgrass and Pest Control (3 credit hours)
  • Irrigation and Drainage (3 credit hours)
  • Soil Nutrients and Construction (3 credit hours)
  • Facility Equipment and Maintenance (3 credit hours)
  • Environmental Stewardship (3 credit hours)
  • Golf Course Maintenance and Turf Management (3 credit hours)
  • Sociology, Political Science, Strategies for Success or Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hours)
  • Speech Communications (3 credit hours)
  • Introduction to Computers (3 credit hours)
  • English Composition I (3 credit hours)
  • American Literature, Contemporary World Literature or English Literature (3 credit hours)
  • Intermediate Algebra (3 credit hours)
  • General Biology, Advanced Biology, General Marine Biology, Environmental Science and Anatomy or Physiology I (3 credit hours)