Turfgrass Management Program

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The programs Turfgrass Technician and Turfgrass Management from Iowa Central Community College will allow students to gain the valuable knowledge and experiences that are essential to the workplace.

Program topics will include interest Turfgrass Technician, Pesticide Application, Irrigation Systems, Landscaping, Soils, and Plants. The program will utilize facilities on campus, such as the athletic complexes, residential life building landscaping, as well as general field and campus landscaping maintenance. The student will leave the program with valuable knowledge and experience to be able to maintain personal residences, golf courses, athletic fields and parks.

Both programs will give the students hands on experience of taking skills learned in the classroom directly to the Willow Ridge Golf Course for implementations.

Course Schedule

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-112 Intro to Turfgrass Management
3.0
AGH-161 Irrigation Systems
3.0
AGH-120 Herbaceous Plant Materials
3.0
AGH-141 Equipment Operations
3.0
AGH-255 Applicator License Preparation
1.0
AGH-340 Turfgrass Professionalism
1.0
BUS-112 Business Math*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-211 Advanced Turfgrass Management
3.0
AGH-152 Landscape Design Technology
3.0
AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture
3.0
AGH-156 Landscape Design II
3.0
AGH-124 Woody Plants/Trees
3.0
AGH-350 Turfgrass Professionalism
1.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester (Required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-805 Horticulture Internship I
3.0
AGH-172 Landscape Maintenance
3.0
AUT-121 Small Engines
1.0
 
Total Hours: 5.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-180 Turfgrass Facilities Management
2.0
REC-120 Sports Facility Management
3.0
REC-130 Recreation Administration
3.0
REC-135 Sports Facility Marketing
3.0
BUS-114 Workplace Communications*
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
REC-145 Intro to Outdoor Recreation
3.0
REC-155 Recreational Activity Management
3.0
ACC-102 Workplace Accounting**
3.0
MKT-110 Principles of Marketing
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0
 
Turfgrass Management A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 72.0

*Course may be substituted with a related course from either AA, AS, or approved Gen. Ed. List for Applied Science and Technology

**Course may be substituted with any upper level accounting course

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-112 Intro to Turfgrass Management
3.0
AGH-161 Irrigation Systems
3.0
AGH-120 Herbaceous Plant Materials
3.0
AGH-141 Equipment Operations
3.0
AGH-255 Applicator License Preparation
1.0
AGH-340 Turfgrass Professionalism
1.0
BUS-112 Business Math*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-211 Advanced Turfgrass Management
3.0
AGH-152 Landscape Design Technology
3.0
AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture
3.0
AGH-156 Landscape Design II
3.0
AGH-124 Woody Plants/Trees
3.0
AGH-350 Turfgrass Professionalism
1.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester (Required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-805 Horticulture Internship I
3.0
AGH-172 Landscape Maintenance
3.0
AUT-121 Small Engines
1.0
 
Total Hours: 5.0
 
Turfgrass Technician Diploma Total Hours: 40.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CHM-165 General Chemistry I
4.0
AGH-120 Herbaceous Plant Materials
3.0
MUS-104 Exploring Music
3.0
SPC-112 Public Speaking
3.0
MAT-140 Finite Math
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
SOC-110 Intro to Sociology
3.0
CHM-175 General Chemistry II
4.0
ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics
3.0
PHI-145 Intro to Ethical Conflict
3.0
HIS-112 Western Civilization
4.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0
 
Turfgrass Management A.A. Degree Total Hours: 63.0
Jennifer Shivers
Advising Director
515-574-1252
shivers@iowacentral.edu

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