Turf Management

Sports Turf Management

student on golf course mowing

Program Duration

1 year

Program Type

Technical Certificate

Median Arkansas Salary

$37,310 (Career Information)

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Why Choose This Program

Harrison is located close to many golf courses, resorts and baseball stadiums in Arkansas and southern Missouri.


 

About The Program

This program prepares graduates for a career in the turf management industry in sports, municipal or residential settings. Studies include the science of managing turf grass, including horticulture, pest control, proper irrigation techniques and weed management; the business of managing turf grass, including inventory control, and communication; and basic maintenance of turf grass equipment. Students will complete an internship and/or work at a turf facility as part of the program.

The turf management degree can lead to careers as golf course superintendents, athletic field managers, parks managers, grounds managers, professional tree trimmers or industry sales.


Paying for College

Northark is affordable! We offer nearly $500,000 annually through institutional and foundation scholarships in addition to federal and state aid. See our scholarships and other financial aid programs.

Transfer or Stackable Options

The program is designed to lead the student directly to employment in a turf management-related career.

Faculty Contact

Michelle Buchanan
Agri and Turf Management Instructor
(870) 391-3149
michelle.buchanan@northark.edu