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Contact: Agricultural SciencesTitle: DepartmentContact: agsci@mtsac.edu
Career Outlook Park and Sports Turf Management, AS

Natural Sciences Division
The courses in park and sports turf management are designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. This degree is part of our comprehensive Agricultural Sciences Program. The program is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor to check the lower division requirements in the catalog of the college or university which they will attend and also the semester and year in which courses are offered.

This program is intended to prepare students to manage a park or sports facility and also for employment following graduation. Students will learn how to design, install and manage irrigation systems, set up and implement fertilizer and pest management programs, design and properly install a complete landscape (including all plants and hardScape), and properly identify and maintain trees, shrubs and turf grasses. In addition, students will learn about personnel management, budgeting and other management topics.

This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

Required Courses

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  • Park and Sports Turf Management, AS

    Natural Sciences Division
    The courses in park and sports turf management are designed to enable students to prepare for a career in this essential and diverse profession. This degree is part of our comprehensive Agricultural Sciences Program. The program is unique in that most courses provide hands-on experience designed to give the student a combination of practical skills and technical knowledge. Students who intend to transfer should meet with a counselor to check the lower division requirements in the catalog of the college or university which they will attend and also the semester and year in which courses are offered.

    This program is intended to prepare students to manage a park or sports facility and also for employment following graduation. Students will learn how to design, install and manage irrigation systems, set up and implement fertilizer and pest management programs, design and properly install a complete landscape (including all plants and hardScape), and properly identify and maintain trees, shrubs and turf grasses. In addition, students will learn about personnel management, budgeting and other management topics.

    This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    AGOR 5Park Facilities3
    AGOR 24Integrated Pest Management3
    AGOR 30Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs3
    or AGOR 35 Ornamental Plants for Southwest Climates
    AGOR 39Turf Grass Production and Management3
    AGOR 40Sports Turf Management3
    AGOR 50Soil Science and Management3
    AGOR 51Tractor and Landscape Equipment Operations3
    AGOR 62Irrigation Principles and Design3
    AGOR 63Irrigation Systems Management3
    AGOR 71Construction Fundamentals3
    AGOR 75Urban Arboriculture3
    Complete one unit from the following course:1
    AGOR 91
    Work Experience in Horticulture
    Total Units34

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