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:
First Semester
 LNT 100 Plant and Horticultural Science  4
 LNT 102 Plant Identification: Deciduous Trees  1
 LNT 125 Landscape Construction: Concrete and Masonry Skills  1
 LNT 126 Landscape Construction: Fence, Deck, and Lumber Skills  1
 LNT 127 Landscape Construction: Sprinkler Installation  1
  Second Semester   
 LNT 72 Horticultural Equipment: Care and Operation 2
LNT 103 Plant Identification: Conifers and Palms 1
LNT 132 Turf Management 3
LNT 134 Soils 3
Third Semester
LNT 104 Plant Identification: Broadleaf Trees 1
LNT 128 Sprinkler Design 3
LNT 131 Landscape Contracting and Estimating  3
LNT 136 Plant Pest and Disease Control  3
Fourth Semester
LNT 133* Golf Course and Sports Turf Management* 3
LNT 148 Horticultural Business Practices 3
PD 290-293 Occupational Cooperative Education I-IV 4
Total Units                         37

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

*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.

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