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

Contact Information

Hilarie Blevins, Coordinator
209 Steed Hall
910.695.3885
blevinsh@sandhills.edu