Horticulture/Turf & Landscape Management
Almost every community in Southern California has at least one golf course. Keeping “greens” green and fairways “playable” takes as much skill as the golfers who play on them. These skills are particularly important given the challenging environmental conditions and state and federal laws governing these endeavors in Southern California. The non-transfer Certificate/Associate degree (A.S.) in Turf & Landscape Management is designed to prepare the student for entry into a variety of careers associated with golf course and turf management.
This program specifically provides students with the technical foundations in turf management, water usage, fertility, soils, horticulture and human resource management for golf courses, recreational parks, sports fields, and general landscape areas. This program also prepares students to enter the job market as a golf course superintendent, field crew supervisor, irrigation technician, equipment manager, grounds person for parks, cities, and school districts, or field crew foreman for landscape contractors. The Certificate/Associate degree (A.S.) program in Turf & Landscape Management prepares students with the technical and analytical skills necessary for managing a golf course or turf/horticultural area. For individuals currently working within these fields, there may be potential for salary and/or career advancement.