Professional and Technical

Turfgrass Management Technology – Associate Degree (A15420)

The Turfgrass Management Technology curriculum prepares individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticulture principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens.

Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination.

This program focuses on turfgrass and related groundcover plants and prepares individuals to develop ornamental or recreational grasses and related products; plant, transplant, and manage grassed areas; and to produce and store turf used for transplantation. Potential course work includes instruction in applicable plant sciences, genetics of grasses, turf science, use analysis, turf management, and related economics.

BCC also offers Turfgrass Management Technology Diploma and Certificate  options.

Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements
(May be completed in any term, pending requisite requirements.)
COM 110 Intro to Communication 3
COM 231 Public Speaking 3
ENG 114 Profess Research & Rpt 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective* 3
Semester Total: 15
Fall Semester #1
HOR 160 Plant Materials I 3
HOR 162 Applied Plant Science 3
TRF 110 IntroTurfgrass Cultures&ID 4
TRF 230 Turfgrass Mngmt Applic 2
Semester Total 12
Spring Semester #1
HOR 134 Greenhouse Operations 3
HOR 164 Horticulture Pest Mgmt 3
HOR 166 Soils & Fertilizers 3
HOR 168 Plan Propagation 3
Semester Total 12
Fall Semester #2
HOR 112 Landscape Design I 3
TRF 120 Turfgrass Irrigation & Design 4
TRF 152 Landscape Maintenance 3
TRF 240 Turfgrass Pest Control 3
Semester Total 13
Spring Semester #2
HOR 257 Arboriculture Practices 2
HOR 273 Horticulture Mgmt & Mktg 3
TRF 210 Turfgrass Equipment Mgmt 3
TRF 260 Adv Turfgrass Mgmt 4
Semester Total 12

*Note: See Humanities/Fine Arts Electives and Social/ Behavioral Sciences Electives for a complete listing of eligible courses. Students planning to transfer to UNCW (or any other UNC-system institution) must substitute MAT 171 for MAT 143.

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