Community & Economic Development
Number of Programs: 1
Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824.
The certificate program in Turfgrass Management with a golf course emphasis directs toward preparing students for a rewarding career as a golf course superintendent or other career options in the golf industry. This 18-month technical training program consists of two 15-week semesters and two 10-week semesters, totaling 54 credit hours of instruction. Students will take coursework in soil and landscape science, turfgrass management, plant biology, turfgrass irrigation, pesticide and fertilizer application, turf design and construction, golf course design & construction, and landscape maintenance. Electives in communication, leadership, design, and safety are available based on the student’s background and interests. The program in Golf Turf Management provides students with a solid background in plant science along with the specific expertise and skills needed for a career in golf course supervision and management.