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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Sports Turf Management

Natural Sciences Division
Certificate N0639

This certificate program is designed to provide skills required for students interested in employment at golf courses, race tracks, athletic fields and stadiums, and other high use turf areas. All courses are applicable for degree requirements in Ornamental Horticulture, Park and Sports Turf Management, Equipment Technology, and Integrated Pest Management.

Required Courses

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  • Sports Turf Management

    Natural Sciences Division
    Certificate N0639

    This certificate program is designed to provide skills required for students interested in employment at golf courses, race tracks, athletic fields and stadiums, and other high use turf areas. All courses are applicable for degree requirements in Ornamental Horticulture, Park and Sports Turf Management, Equipment Technology, and Integrated Pest Management.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AGOR 24Integrated Pest Management3
    AGOR 39Turf Grass Production and Management3
    AGOR 40Sports Turf Management3
    AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
    AGOR 62Irrigation Principles and Design3
    AGOR 63Irrigation Systems Management3
    Total Units18

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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu

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