May 27, 2024  
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog 
Catawba Valley Community College 2023-2024 General Catalog

Turfgrass Management Technology, A.A.S. (A15420)

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Most courses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during day hours only.  Selected courses may be offered via the Internet.  Minimum time for completion: five semesters full-time attendance.  The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

CVCC has a 2 + 2 Articulation Agreement with NC Agricultural and Technological State University in Horticulture. CVCC has a 2+2 Online Articulation Agreement with Pennsylvania State University for the B.S. Degree in Turfgrass Management.

These curricula are designed to prepare individuals for various careers in horticulture. Classroom instruction and practical laboratory applications of horticultural principles and practices are included in the program of study.

Course work includes plant identification, pest management, plant science and soil science. Also included are courses in sustainable plant production and management, landscaping, and the operation of horticulture businesses.

Graduates should qualify for employment in a variety of positions associated with nurseries, garden centers, greenhouses, landscape operations, governmental agencies/parks, golf courses, sports complexes, highway vegetation, turf maintenance companies, and private and public gardens. Graduates should also be prepared to take the North Carolina Pesticide Applicator’s Examination and/or the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Examination.

Turfgrass Management Technology: A program that focuses on turfgrasses and related groundcover plants and prepares individuals to develop ornamental or recreational grasses and related products; plant, transplant, and manage grassed areas; and to produce and store turf used for transplantation. Potential course work includes instruction in applicable plant sciences, genetics of grasses, turf science, use analysis, turf management, and related economics

General Education Courses:


Humanities/Fine Arts:

Natural Sciences/Mathematics:

Social/Behavioral Sciences:

Total Credit Hours Required: 64

Developmental Course Requirements

Developmental coursework (both prerequisite and corequisite) will be required of students whose placement test measures indicate a need for greater proficiency in the areas of English and/or mathematics. Please refer to the Course Description section for prerequisite and corequisite course information.

Students who elect to take MAT 110 from above:

Students who elect to take MAT 143 from above:

Suggested Program Sequence Day:

Total Hours: Class 12 | Lab 11 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 17

Total Hours: Class 9 | Lab 13 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 15

Summer - 1st year:

Total Hours: Class 2 | Lab 2 | Clin/Wk Exp 10 | Credit 4

Fall - 2nd year:

Total Hours: Class 10 | Lab 10 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 14

Total Hours: Class 11 | Lab 6 | Clin/Wk Exp 0 | Credit 14

Grand Total Hours: Class 44 | Lab 42 | Clin/Wk Exp 10 | Credit 64

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