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 Careers and Average Salaries

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.

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