Turfgrass Management Program

This Associate in Applied Science degree in Turfgrass Management from Iowa Central Community College will allow students to gain the valuable knowledge and experiences that are essential to the workplace.

The program will include topics of interest in Turfgrass Management, 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.

This program 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

Turfgrass Management (A.A.S. Degree)

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-112 Intro to Turfgrass Management
3.0
AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture
3.0
AGH-124 Woody Plants/Trees
3.0
BIO-102 Intro to Biology
3.0
BIO-103 Intro to Biology Lab
1.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-211 Advanced Turfgrass Management
3.0
AGH-152 Landscape Design Technology
3.0
AGA-380 Integrated Pest Management
4.0
BUS-112 Business Math*
3.0
BUS-121 Business Communication
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

Summer Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-805 Horticulture Internship I
3.0
 
Total Hours: 3.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-180 Turfgrass Facilities Management
2.0
AGH-120 Herbaceous Plant Materials
3.0
AGH-156 Landscape Design II
3.0
AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science
3.0
AGA-155 Fundamentals of Soil Science Lab
1.0
 
Total Hours: 12.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
AGH-141 Equipment Operations
3.0
AGH-161 Irrigation Systems
3.0
AGH-172 Landscape Maintenance
3.0
XXX-XXX Business Elective**
3.0
XXX-XXX Social Science/Humanities Elective****
3.0
 
Total Hours: 15.0
 
Turfgrass Management A.A.S. Degree Total Hours: 62.0

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

**Business elective must be chosen from the following the following courses: BUS-121 Business Communication,
ACC-111 Intro. to Accounting, ECN 120 Microeconomics, BUS-130 Intro. to Entrepreneurship, or BUS-102 Intro. to Business

Turfgrass Management (A.A. Degree)

This Associate in Arts degree in Turfgrass Management from Iowa Central Community College will allow a student to transfer on to a University.

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-105 Composition I
3.0
BIO-112 General Biology I
4.0
AGH-124 Woody Plants/Trees
3.0
AGH-221 Principles of Horticulture
3.0
SDV-108 The College Experience
1.0
 
Total Hours: 14.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENG-106 Composition II
3.0
BIO-113 General Biology II
4.0
AGH-152 Landscape Design Technology
3.0
CSC-110 Intro to Computers
3.0
ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics
3.0
 
Total Hours: 16.0

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

Instructors

Scott Birdsell 515-574-1287 birdsell@iowacentral.edu