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Environmental Vocational Programs

Turfgrass Management Technology

Turfgrass ManagementIf you enjoy working outdoors maintaining some of the best recreational facilities in the country, then Turfgrass Management may be perfect for you.

Turfgrass Management Technology will prepare you for jobs maintaining lawns, golf courses, parks and other recreational grounds. You'll learn how to select, establish, maintain and manage the right grasses for specific uses. You will learn about warm and cool season grasses and how to control weeds, insects and diseases. You'll also learn about construction and renovation of golf courses.

During the summer you will work on a golf course or other approved recreational facility under the supervision of a turf professional and college instructor. You will receive hands-on experience as a co-op student. Many students are offered full-time positions after graduation!

Upon graduation, some of our graduates start their own business, while most work for businesses in the Turfgrass industry.

Some graduates continue their education at a four-year institution, such as Penn State University, where they can earn a bachelor's degree or higher in turfgrass management.

Penn State University

CVCC and PSU have developed an articulation agreement that allows many of the CVCC Turfgrass courses and general education courses to transfer to PSU. Graduates of CVCC's Turfgrass Program may be able to finish a bachelor's degree at PSU in Turfgrass Management in two more years via their World Campus online. Click on the PSU logo to learn more.

For more information about the Turfgrass Management Program contact:
Jimmy Abernathy
jabernathy@cvcc.edu
828-327-7000, ext. 4250

David Clanton
dclanton@cvcc.edu
828-327-7000, ext. 4670

Todd Jenkins 
tjenkins@cvcc.edu
828-327-7000, ext. 4756

 

 
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Updated 10.14.2013: Environmental & Industrial Programs