Come join the Green Industry! Most of our students enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to make a career than to work in the outdoors? The Turfgrass Management Technology program is designed to equip you with the skills necessary to perform duties related to management of golf courses, sports fields, lawn care, irrigation design, and sod production. You will study turfgrass management, irrigation design, horticulture, weed and plant identification, computers, and social sciences.
12 – 18
Excellent local employment opportunities. Work-Based Learning is required so that students not only gain work experience and connect with industry leaders for future career opportunities but also “earn while they learn.” Work-Based Learning opportunities have well exceeded student numbers.
Opportunity to transfer to the University of Mount Olive to complete a Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Production Systems. Check out more details (PDF).
Employment: After graduation you will qualify for employment at golf courses; local, state, and national parks; sports complexes; transportation departments; and private and commercial landscape companies.
Salary: Salary range for an entry-level position is $26,000 to $36,000.
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term.
Turfgrass Management Instructor