Park and Sports Turf Management, AS

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0116

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 or advisor 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

AGOR 4Park Management3
AGOR 5Park Facilities3
AGOR 13Landscape Design3
AGOR 24Integrated Pest Management3
AGOR 29Ornamental Plants - Herbaceous3
AGOR 30Ornamental Plants - Trees and Woody Shrubs3
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 73Landscaping Laws, Contracting, and Estimating3
AGOR 75Urban Arboriculture3
Complete one to four units from the following course:
AGOR 91Work Experience in Horticulture1-4
Total Units46-49

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Guided Pathway of Study

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, a student will:

  • Demonstrate professional conduct in the industry.
  • Be able to give a professional quality oral presentation
  • Be able to formulate and propose an all-inclusive management program for a sports turf area
  • Be able to demonstrate proper pruning skills for pruning woody trees and shrubs.

    Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.
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