Texas Community Colleges

 Golf Course and Sports Field Turf Management

Program Overview

Transform your love of sports into one of today’s most rewarding green careers. Western Texas College’s Golf Course and Sports Field Turf Management program prepares graduates to enter the technical side of the sports industry. 

Program Highlights
  • Hands-on experience 
  • Real-life laboratories
  • Summer internships
  • Online Courses
  • Four-day class schedule
  • College Credit Opportunities for Work Experience

 Career Opportunities

  • Golf Course Superintendent/Manager
  • Baseball & Softball Complex Groundskeepers
  • Football and Soccer Sports-Turf Managers
  • Sports Turf Consultant
  • Parks Department Manager
  • Turf Industry & Equipment Sales
  • Turf Technician
  • School District, College, and University Groundskeeper
  • Landscaping Turf Specialist
  • Sod Farm Manager
  • Irrigation Technician

Degrees & Certificates Offered

The Golf Course and Sports Field Turf Management program offers the Associate in Applied Science Degree as well as a certificate program.

The A.A.S program requires students to complete 60 semester credit hours of coursework with 45 in the major area of study and 15 in general education coursework. The one-year certificate requires students to complete 25 hours of turf-related coursework, all of which can be applied to the Associate Degree.

For course descriptions and tuition and fee information, please see the College Catalog.

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Job Outlook

Turf managers are expected to have excellent job prospects. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, employment is projected to grow 10% through 2029, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.

Gainful Employment Information

Students enrolled in this program are required to have personal health/accident insurance and are subject to random drug testing.

Take the Next Step

Ready to apply? Check out our New Student Checklist. For more information on applying to the program, please contact:

Shawn Fonville
Dean of Career & Technical Education
Bldg. 15 Rm. 108

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