Make Green Your Thing

Learn the latest that every current and prospective manager of turfgrass facilities should know about the biology, chemistry, math, pesticides, irrigation, and soil fertility involved in everyday turfgrass management. Take advantage of experts who work in an area that is home to hundreds of golf courses, sports fields, cemeteries, and other turfgrass facilities. Explore the latest trends in agriculture and sustainability so you can make confident, informed decisions that will provide the best landscape, without breaking the budget or using resources inefficiently.

Note: Estimated tuition reflects new rates in effect starting summer 2024.

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    Est. Tuition $5,400

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 12-18 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 24 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Course Schedules are Subject to Change
Required (24.00 Units )
Principles of Plant GrowthCovers the physical and biological principles of plant processes involving assimilation, metabolism and regulation of growth and development.
3.00 Units
Turfgrass Species and ApplicationsStudents learn to identify different turf species by observing certain obvious features or keys that are specific to each plant.
3.00 Units
Foundations of Turfgrass ManagementAn overview of turfgrass management and related fields for aspiring or current turf managers.
3.00 Units
Management Skills for Turfgrass and Landscape ManagersAn introduction to the broad array of skills required to manage a turfgrass or landscape facility.
3.00 Units
Turfgrass Irrigation and DrainageThis course covers the design, installation, maintenance and operation of modern irrigation and drainage systems for large turf areas.
3.00 Units
Turfgrass PestsThis course stresses preventing diseases, insects and weeds through the incorporation of recommended cultural maintenance strategies including proper irrigation, fertilization and mowing height.
3.00 Units
Pesticide Use on Turfgrass and Ornamental PlantsThis course provides the student with an understanding of federal and State of California laws and regulations regarding pesticide usage.
3.00 Units
Soil Fertility and FertilizersPhysical and chemical properties of soils and fertilizer materials are examined.
3.00 Units

Getting Started

We offer multiple start dates to give you flexibility in your education, life and work schedules.

Sep30Fall 2024
Oct02Fall 2024

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