LSG – Turfgrass Management
Public and private golf courses, city recreational facilities, professional sports centers, commercial complexes, and high-end residential landscapes demand the services of skilled turfgrass professionals. Completion of the LSG-Turfgrass Management degree from Sandhills Community College can propel you into entry level management in the Green Industry.
Students studying LSG-Turfgrass receive a solid foundation in horticulture with a special emphasis on Turfgrass Management. Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant and soil science, irrigation, fertility and grounds management.
Be A Cut Above:
- 32 acres of Living Laboratory provide students with a hands-on learning experience like no other.
- Work Based Learning courses provide students with over 750 hours of guided practice before graduation.
- Opportunities to operate and gain proficiency on equipment relevant to landscape management
- Students will be trained for and complete the North Carolina Pesticide Applicators License
- External learning opportunities such as field trips and intercollegiate competitions allow students to expand their networks within the industry
- SCC’s Landscape Gardening Program is one of only 27 programs within the United States and Canada to achieve accreditation from the National Association of Landscape Professionals.
Special Requirements for Admission
- Test Score/Class Requirements
- Computers are an integral part of this curriculums. Some courses will be offered in hybrid or fully online formats
- Students must complete or place into:
- ENG 11
- MAT 110 or Higher
- Work-Based Learning
- Students are required to participate in 3 semesters of Work Based Learning at a local golf course or with a local turfgrass management firm. Students are expected to log approximately 160 contact hours during the semester.
- In your final semester, students are required to complete a paid internship. Expenses incurred for room and board are the responsibility of the student.
- Required Travel
- Summer Field Trip – additional expenses required
- Optional Travel:
- National Collegiate Landscape Competition – participation will require additional funds
Hilarie Blevins, Coordinator
209 Steed Hall