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Highlights


Turf Management focuses on equipment operation and maintenance, irrigation system installation, repair and maintenance, and turf grass application, installation, and management. Two quarters of internship work experience combine classroom instruction with field experience to provide direct application of coursework. Many courses are offered via distance learning. Graduates of this program may find employment as assistant golf course superintendents, assistant sports turf managers, landscape maintenance and construction crew supervisors, parks department grounds keepers, and school district groundskeepers. The Turf Management curriculum is reviewed by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

Contacts

GWEN STAHNKE

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


CHAD MILTENBERGER

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Mission

To provide comprehensive technical programs and career training to improve the lives and livelihood of qualified and willing students in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Program Outcomes

  • To provide a variety of courses in order to prepare students' for careers in turf management.
  • To provide students with a variety of courses that allow them to for transfer to WSU four year Turf Management Program with academic skills needed to succeed in upper division work.
  • Provide relevant training through hands-on and field experience to prepare the students for industry.
  • To encourage students to explore and develop critical thinking and creative thinking.
  • To help students develop and perfect communication skills.
  • To assist students in understanding, and using the concepts of each course.
  • To develop increased environmental awareness and appreciation.
  • To help students develop and perfect the most efficient use of natural resources.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree in Turf Management upon completion of the two-year program of study. A Turf Management Certificate is available upon completion of the first year of the program.