Turf Management Degree at North Carolina State University at Raleigh (NC State)

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Turf Management Degree

The turf management program at North Carolina State University at Raleigh 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 North Carolina colleges that offer turf management degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Turf Management Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. NC State has offered the following programs for students:

  • Associate's Degree
  • Bachelor's Degree

Students by Academic Level (2013)

 Graduates
Associate's Degree12
Bachelor's Degree9

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male21
Female0

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black1
White19
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Turf Management program at North Carolina State University at Raleigh, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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

  • Raleigh-Cary, NC
    • Total Employment: 560
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.82
    • Average Annual Salary: $45,390

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

  • Raleigh-Cary, NC
    • Total Employment: 4,670
    • Average Hourly Rate: $11.56
    • Average Annual Salary: $24,050

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

  • Raleigh-Cary, NC
    • Total Employment: 50
    • Average Hourly Rate: $15.93
    • Average Annual Salary: $33,140

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 North Carolina

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Wayne Community College

Goldsboro, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Turf Management (C,A)

Guilford Technical Community College

Jamestown, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 17 students completed this program

Programs

  • Turf Management (C,A)

Brunswick Community College

Bolivia, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 27 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (C,A)
  • Turf Management (C,A)

Central Piedmont Community College

Charlotte, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (C,A)
  • Turf Management (C,A)

Catawba Valley Community College

Hickory, NC
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Horticulture (A)
  • Turf Management (A)

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