About

Learn the theory and practice of managing all types of turfgrass in northern Illinois, including residential lawns, parks and commercial grounds, golf courses and athletic fields. Study grass selection appropriate for various sites, establishment methods, fertilization, mowing, irrigation, renovation, and management of weeds, insects, and disease. Your Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate prepares you to be responsible for:

  • site preparation, planting, mowing, fertilizing, troubleshooting problems of all types of turf
  • supervising crews in all types of turfgrass, including parks, lawns, golf courses
  • working directly with consumers on issues related to lawn care, including sales

Total Cost of Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate

(in-district) Total Amount: $4,774.00

Credit Hours to Complete: 29

Semesters to Complete: 3

Horticulture Degree and Certificate Requirements


Gainful Employment Disclosure

What makes MCC's Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate program better than or distinct from similar programs at other institutions?

MCC's comprehensive curriculum is specific to turf care in northern Illinois to prepare you for both the lawn care and golf course industries. Small classes afford you individualized attention.

In addition to the Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate, we offer:

What you need to know about getting your Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate (CIP 010607)

Total Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate Costs
  in-district out-of-district out-of-state international
Tuition $2,784.00 $9,051.00 $11,407.00 $11,407.00
Additional Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate Costs $1,990.00 $1,990.00 $1,990.00 $1,990.00
Program Total $4,774.00 $11,041.00 $13,397.00 $13,397.00

Career

What job opportunities are available to someone with a Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate?

  • Golf course maintenance worker
  • Golf course crew leader/supervisor
  • Lawn care worker
  • Lawn care supervisor position
Occupations that Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate prepares you for
Occupation and Occupational Profile Link SOC Code
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 11-9013
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 25-1041
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 37-1012

How will MCC's Turf and Golf Course Management Certificate program prepare me for my career or connect me to opportunities?

  • There are many internships available, especially on golf courses, providing you with real-world experience and the opportunity to learn on the job.
  • You'll be instructed by certified golf course superintendents and turfgrass professionals.

By the Numbers:

Median salaries vary:

  • First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $42,570
  • Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $70,110

What have graduates gone on to do?

  • Golf course maintenance worker
  • Assistant golf course superintendent at both public and private courses in northern Illinois

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