Degree Description:

Designed to provide skills and training to students pursuing careers in the golf and sports turf industry. The field requires two distinct areas of knowledge: one based on a solid background in the science of turfgrass establishment and maintenance and the other based on business principles, budgeting, and personnel management. The program trains persons for jobs on golf courses, park and recreation systems, athletic fields, sod farms, and any other landscape area where turfgrass plays a major role.

 Degree Course Requirements

 Course #  Course Title  Units:
LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science 4
LNT 105,109, or 113* Plant Identification* 3
LNT 124 Landscape Construction 3
LNT 128  Sprinkler Design 
LNT 132 Turf Management 3
LNT 133**  Golf Course and Sports Turf Management**  3
LNT 134 Soils 3
LNT 136 Plant Pest and Disease Control 3
PD 290-293 Occupational Cooperative Education I-IV 4
Electives: Choose a minimum of 7 units below:  
LNT 70  Principles of Pruning Fruit Trees and Vines   1
LNT 72 Horticultural Equipment: Care and Operation   2
LNT 75  Pond Design, Installation, and Care   1
LNT 94  Sprinkler System Installation, Maintenance, and Repair   3
LNT 131  Landscape Contracting and Estimating   3
LNT 148  Horticultural Business Practices   3
BUS 150  Principles of Management   3
Total Units                         36

*Students may take any of the above mentioned Plant Identification courses to total at least 3 units.

**Note: LNT 133 is not offered at Southwestern College. Students must enroll in OH 265 - Golf Course and Sport Turf Management offered at Cuyamaca College and then transfer those units back to Southwestern College.

A Certificate of Achievement is granted upon completion of the courses listed above. Students must complete additional required General Education courses to earn their Associate of Science Degree. See your Southwestern College counselor to help you plan your desired program. 

This page was revised on October 23, 2015. The courses shown above reflect the degree and certificate requirements for the 2016-17 college catalog.


Last updated: 10/23/2015 3:31:15 PM