Horticulture Industries - Golf Course Operations Option
This program is offered at Clark State's Springfield location.
The Horticultural Industries program provides basic preparation for careers in the landscape and turfgrass industries. The campus grounds, including a greenhouse facility and a one-hole golf course, act as a working laboratory to give students practical training. Clark State students can specialize in golf course operations as they apply to maintaining the golf course leading to a career in the golf course industry.
The program schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional terms of study. Students should consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.
Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Golf Course Operations option, a graduate will be able to:
- Identify plant nutrient deficiencies and describe corrective measures.
- Identify major plant pests, including weeds, insects and diseases and describe corrective measures.
- Develop a written agricultural business plan.
- Locate and use current information in solving technical and critical thinking problems.
- Demonstrate effective employablility skills.
- Identify common landscape plant materials.
- Demonstrate the proper care of established plants in the landscape.
- Demonstrate basic trouble shooting and maintenance skills for small gas engines.
- Write clearly and accurately in variety of contexts and formats.
- Speak clearly and accurately in a variety of contexts and formats.
- Use critical thinking and problem solving to draw logical conclusions.
- Use numerical data to solve problems, explain phenomena and make predictions.
High school chemistry, biology, geometry, algebra, and keyboarding skills are strongly recommended.
Students enrolled in Associate of Applied Science degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program. However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.
Humanities/Social Science Electives
A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.
|AGR 1100||Ag Survey and Professional Development||4|
|AGR 1300||Soil Science||4|
|AGR 1400||Turfgrass Science||3|
|AGR 1600||Landscape Maintenance||4|
|AGR 1350||Soil Fertility||4|
|COM 1120||Public Speaking I||3|
|ENG 1111||English I||3|
|MTH 1200||Technical Math for Agriculture||3|
|--||Arts/Humanities or Social/Behavorial Science Elective (GA)*||3|
|AGR 200G||Co-op Experience in Golf Course Ops||2|
|AGR 1700||Landscape Construction||4|
|AGR 2600||Plant Pests||4|
|AGR 2700||Ag Business Management||4|
|ENG 1112||English II||3|
|AGR 2450||Irrigation Systems||3|
|AGR 2650||Integrated Pest Management||4|
|AGR 2800||Equipment Management, Maintenance & Repair||4|
|AGR 2850||Agricultural Capstone Seminar||3|
|Total Credit Hours||62|
* Must be a global awareness (GA) course and may come from social/behavioral sciences or arts/humanities courses identified in the Catalog as General Education for technical programs.