Turfgrass Management Technology – Associate Degree (A15420)

The Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum prepares individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens.

Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination.

This program focuses on turfgrass and related groundcover plants and prepares individuals to develop ornamental or recreational grasses and related products; plant, transplant, and manage grassed areas; and to produce and store turf used for transplantation. Potential course work includes instruction in applicable plant sciences, genetics of grasses, turf science, use analysis, turf management, and related economics.

BCC also offers Turfgrass Management Technology Diploma and Certificate  options.

Course Title Credits
Fall Semester #1
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
HOR 114 Landscape Construction 3
TRF 110 IntroTurfgrass Cultures&ID 4
TRF 230 Turfgrass Management Application 2
ACA 122 College Transfer Success 1
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester #1
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Management 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 3
HOR 168 Plan Propagation 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
Semester Total 15
Summer Semester #1
MAT 143 Quantitative Literature 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research/Discipline 3
Semester Total 6
Fall Semester #2
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 3
TRF 120 Turfgrass Irrigation & Design 4
TRF 152 Landscape Maintenance 3
TRF 240 Turfgrass Pest Control 3
Humanitites/Fine Arts Elective 3
ART 111, REL 110, or HUM 115
Semester Total 16
Spring Semester #2
HOR 257 Arboriculture Practices 2
HOR 273 Horticulture Management & Marketing 3
TRF 210 Turfgrass Equipment Management 3
TRF 260 Adv Turfgrass Management 4
Social Behavioral Science Elective 3
HIS 111, PSY 150, or SOC 210
Semester Total 15

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