Turf Management

TURF-101: Turf Equipment Operations I, Credits = 3
The use, operation, and maintenance of turf equipment, including mower units, top dressers, soil aerators, trimmers, and miscellaneous turf equipment are covered. Also provides a practical understanding of costing of equipment. Safety is emphasized.

TURF-122: Turf Maintenance Practices, Credits = 3
Introduction to the methods used in maintenance of sports fields, parks, school grounds, and golf courses. Prepares students for cooperative work experience and for entry into the turf industry.

TURF-191: Cooperative Work Experience, Credits = 1 - 25
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the turf management industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

TURF-192: Cooperative Seminar, Credits = 2
Students explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and how self-knowledge, perception, attitudes, and behavior affect these relationships and job satisfaction. Students will also learn effective learning skills for workplace and educational success. Co-requisite: TURF 191.

TURF-199: Special Topics, Credits = 1 - 10
Study and train to meet established local needs in the turf management industry, supplemental to courses currently offered. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

TURF-201: Turfgrass Cultural Practices, Credits = 6
Introduction to turf grass cultural practices. Topics include turf grass types, turf grass uses, cultivars, selection of grasses, turf fertilization and fertilizer selection, water needs of the grass plant and irrigation, renovation practices, future trends, and turf grass assessment techniques.

TURF-211: Turf Management, Credits = 5
Focuses on the fundamentals of turf management, operation, and performance in areas of budgeting, supervision, and communication skills. Topics include assessment of field conditions, weather monitoring, and specialty turf management techniques.

TURF-215: Turf Diseases and Insects, Credits = 3
Introduction to identification, study of life cycles, and control of insects and diseases common to turf. Concentrates on fundamentals of entomology and plant pathology as well as specific problems and their controls on turf.

TURF-221: Landscape Maintenance and Construction, Credits = 3
Maintenance and construction of landscapes that include turf, flowers, shrubs, trees, fencing, and hard surfaces.

TURF-231: Pesticide Licensing, Credits = 3
Preparation for the State of Washington pesticide licensing exam.

TURF-251: Turf Management for Instructors, Credits = 3
Designed to train educators in teaching turf management to high school students. Topics include fundamentals of turf equipment operation, careers in turf management, and turf physiology as well as preparation of lesson plans and developing teaching resources for turf management.

TURF-252: Turf Equipment Maintenance and Repair, Credits = 3
Gas and diesel engines, electrical, power trains, and hydraulics to perform simple tune-up and repairs will be covered.

TURF-281: Turf Management Tech Prep II, Credits = 2
In-service training to high school turf management teachers. Fundamentals of turf equipment operation, careers in turf management, and turf physiology will be discussed. Topics include preparation of lesson plans and developing teaching resources for turf management.

TURF-291: Cooperative Work Experience II, Credits = 1 - 25
Opportunity to work in jobs directly related to the turf management industry. This formal training period is agreed upon by the student, employer, and instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

TURF-292: Cooperative Seminar II, Credits = 2
Explore issues related to their cooperative work experience focusing on effective workplace relationships and applying leadership skills to promote personal development. Provide professional improvement through techniques such as effective communication, conflict resolution, team building, employee engagement and decision making. Co-requisite: TURF 291.

TURF-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 18
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not covered in the standard turf management curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.

TURF-299: Leadership, Credits = 1
Encourage students to develop awareness of their leadership potential and abilities through small group discussions and assumption of leadership roles and responsibilities. Students will acquire information, experience diverse points of view, construct knowledge and practice a variety of interpersonal and social skills, such as communicating, goal-setting, decision-making, team-building, and managing stress.