Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Golf Course and Athletic Turfgrass Management

Ag Sciences

Horticulture/Floral Careers

319-398-5441

www.kirkwood.edu/agrisciences

Entry time

Summer or Fall

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters, 1 summer)

Diploma option available. See advisor for information.

Through the classroom and extensive lab experiences, you’ll learn design, installation and maintenance of turfgrass systems; understand cultural and chemical turf controls; install, design and repair irrigation systems; and operate and maintain turf equipment. You’ll also focus on computer literacy, team building, club activities and leadership responsibilities. You'll have the best hands-on opportunities turfgrass education has to offer at our lab facilities.

Career opportunities: golf course assistant superintendent; athletic field manager; grounds director; lawn care company foreman; sales representative for an equipment, fertilizer, chemical, seed, sod or spray company.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Fall Term I

AGH-110

Success in Horticulture

1

AGH-112

Introduction to Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-123

Woody Plant Materials

3

AGH-144

Landscape Construction and Design

3

AGH-236

Plant Material Maintenance

3

AGH-411

Grounds Computer Applications

3

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Humanities requirement

3

 

 

19

Spring Term I

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture

1

AGC-932

Internship

3

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

AGH-141

Equipment Operations

3

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

AGH-279

Botany for Horticulture

2

COM-723

Workplace Communications or

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

 

 

18

Fall Term II

AGH-165

Irrigation Installation and Repair

2

AGH-282

Pesticide Application Certification - Horticulture

1

AGH-400

Athletic Field Maintenance

3

AGH-405

Golf Course Maintenance

3

BUS-161

Human Relations

3

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

 

 

15

Spring Term II

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGH-163

Irrigation Design

2

AGH-211

Advanced Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-238

Soil and Water Conservation

3

AGH-425

Grounds Maintenance

3

 

 

14

Total program credit hours

66

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