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Turf Management Degree at Palo Alto College (PAC)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 023413
  • Phone: (210) 486-3000

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Turf Management Degree

The turf management program at Palo Alto College primes students for groundskeeping and turf care at golf courses or sports fields, as well as management positions for field personnel. While focus is primarily on turfgrasses and groundcovering plants, the program also features management, production, and sales and service. Program courses include: plant sciences, genetics, use analysis, turf management, and related economics. Get more details below including other Texas colleges that offer turf management degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Turf Management program at Palo Alto College, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers

  • Description:

    Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, first-line supervisors/managers of landscaping, lawn service, and groundskeeping workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 15.1% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 620
      • Average Hourly Rate: $17.53
      • Average Annual Salary: $36,450

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

  • Description:

    Landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, landscaping and groundskeeping workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 20.9% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Total Employment: 4,300
      • Average Hourly Rate: $11.50
      • Average Annual Salary: $23,930

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation

  • Description:

    Mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or botanical crops. Usually requires specific training and State or Federal certification.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, pesticide handlers, sprayers, and applicators, vegetation employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.2% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.14
      • Average Annual Salary: $29,410

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Turf Management Programs in Texas

Turf Management programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Texas A&M University

College Station, TX
Type: 4-Year Public College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Horticulture (B)
  • Turf Management (B)
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Texas State Technical College - Waco

Waco, TX
Type: Community College

15 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Turf Management (C,A)
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Western Texas College

Snyder, TX
Type: Community College

Programs Offered
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (C,A)
  • Plant Nursery Operations and Management (C,A)
  • Turf Management (C,A)