Program Description: The Golf Course Management program is a sequence of courses designed to prepare students for varied careers in the golf industry. Learning opportunities develop academic, technical, and professional knowledge and skills required for job acquisition, retention, and advancement. The program emphasizes the combination of managerial theory and practical application necessary for successful employment in the three general industry fields of golf operations management, turfgrass management, and non-traditional golf outlet operations. Program graduates receive either a Golf Course Management diploma or a Golf Course Management degree that qualifies them as assistants in any of the three listed fields. High school graduation or GED is required for admission to this program.
Employment Opportunities: The Golf Course Management program prepares the student for a career in the golf industry in turf management, in pro shop management and sales, in equipment sales and/or servicing, or as an equipment representative. The graduate may work at a golf course caring for the turf, working behind the counter in the pro shop, or working at a retail outlet away from a course. The program is designed for the individual who wishes to work toward the position of golf course superintendent, assistant superintendent, or head or assistant pro.