Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

Golf Course and Athletic Turfgrass

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 terms, 1 summer)
Diploma (See advisor for information)
3 terms

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

Term I

AGH-112

Introduction to Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-220

Plant Identification I

3

AGH-236

Plant Material Maintenance

3

 

 

 

AGH-162

Landscape Construction Lecture

2

AGH-164

Landscape Construction Lab

1

AGH-110

Success in Horticulture

1

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Humanities or History/Culture

3

 

 

16

Term 2

AGH-211

Advanced Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-221

Principles of Horticulture

3

AGH-157

Equipment Operations

2

AGH-150

Equipment Operations Lab

1

AGC-313

Leadership in Agriculture**

1

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

 

 

16

Term 3-Summer

AGC-932

Internship*

3

 

 

3

Term 4

AGH-166

Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation

3

AGH-405

Golf Course Maintenance

3

AGH-400

Athletic Field Maintenance

3

AGH-282

Pesticide Application Certification - Horticulture

1

COM-744

Oral Communication in the Workplace

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

16

Term 5

AGH-238

Soil and Water Conservation

3

AGH-152

Landscape Design Techniques

3

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

AGH-445

Turfgrass

3

AGH-490

Turfgrass Capstone

3

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

66

Diploma Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

Term I

AGH-112

Introduction to Turfgrass Management

3

AGH-220

Plant Identification I

3

AGH-110

Success in Horticulture

1

AGH-157

Equipment Operations

2

AGH-150

Equipment Operations Lab

1

AGH-162

Landscape Construction Lecture

2

AGH-164

Landscape Construction Lab

1

 

 

13

Term 2

AGH-221

Principles of Horticulture

3

AGH-253

Insects and Diseases

3

AGH-102

Horticulture Math

3

COM-723

Workplace Communications OR

3

ENG-105

Composition I

 

AGH-405

Golf Course Maintenance

3

 

 

15

Term 3

AGH-166

Turfgrass and Landscape Irrigation

3

AGH-425

Grounds Maintenance

3

AGH-211

Advanced Turfgrass Management

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

 

 

12

Total program credit hours

40

*Internship: Coordinator approval or 24 credit hours
**Leadership in Agriculture can be taken in either spring or fall.

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