Turfgrass Management Technology

Turfgrass Management Technology

The Central Piedmont Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to perform duties related to management of golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, irrigation design, and sod production.

What You Will Learn

Coursework includes turfgrass management, irrigation, ornamental horticulture, soil science, entomology, and plant pathology, as well as courses in communications, computers, and the social sciences. Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

  • integrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned to successfully manage the various facilities that utilize turfgrass as a medium to facilitate sports or other leisure activities in the landscape
  • manage people and assets to accomplish a desirable product in an environmentally sound manner
  • use concepts that were learned in the classroom and laboratories to diagnose turf pest problems. Once problems are diagnosed, you should be able to implement control measures in an ecologically sound manner using best turfgrass management practice

Graduates should qualify for employment at golf courses, local, state, and national parks, sports complexes, highway vegetation and turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination.

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Why Choose Central Piedmont

In addition to other opportunities, you will also have the opportunity to participate in the Turfgrass Management student group.

Real World Education

At Central Piedmont, your education goes beyond what you learn in class. We offer numerous opportunities for you to enhance your learning — and to make friends, network, and pursue your passions — through clubs and organizations, sports, events and activities, leadership opportunities, job experience, volunteer experiences, visual and performing arts, and even international experiences.

Turfgrass Management and Career Salaries

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Turfgrass Management Course Sequence

Suggested Course Sequence (PDF)

The Details

  • Program Options

    Earn an Associate in Applied Science or a specialized certificate in turfgrass management technology. The college catalog details the turfgrass management technology program options currently available at Central Piedmont as well as program eligibility and course requirements. If you would like information on opportunities to transfer associate degree credit to a four-year institution, please visit the Transfer Resource Center.

    Visiting Students

    If you wish to transfer turfgrass management technology course credit back to your home institution, explore how to enroll at Central Piedmont as a visiting student.

    Corporate and Continuing Education

    Central Piedmont's Corporate and Continuing Education provides non-credit, non-degree courses and programs, including job skills, industry-focused career training, certificates, certifications, professional licensure, and personal enrichment. Day, evening, weekend, and online opportunities are available.

    College and Career Readiness

    If you are looking for programs to gain the knowledge or skills necessary to finish a high school degree or to get a job, visit Central Piedmont's College and Career Readiness.

    College Credit for High School Students

    Visit Career and College Promise to learn about opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at Central Piedmont.

  • Turfgrass Management Technology Program Requirements

    For detailed information on turfgrass management technology course and program requirements, visit the Central Piedmont Community College catalog. You are encouraged to take core courses first.

  • Locations

    Cato Campus

    Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm where courses are available using Schedule Builder.

  • Course Delivery Methods

    • Classroom/Lab
    • Combined (Classroom/Lab and Online)

    You may be able to complete the associate degree by taking all of your classes in the evening. Please note that course offerings and availability are subject to change from semester to semester. Always confirm which courses are required to complete this program in the college catalog and confirm course delivery methods using Schedule Builder

  • Turfgrass Management Careers

    Many of our students become golf course superintendents or assistant superintendents, landscapers, sport field superintendents, supervisors in maintenance crews, own their own businesses in maintenance, or enter sales in horticulture related products. Visit Central Piedmont’s Career Coach for detailed turfgrass management technology career opportunities, salary information, and job openings.

  • Costs and Aid

    Central Piedmont provides real-world, affordable, hands-on education and career training. Learn how much it costs to attend Central Piedmont. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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  • Admitted Students: Find Your Faculty Advisor

    Students at Central Piedmont have a faculty advisor for each program of study offered. Contact John Royals.