Turfgrass Management

Turfgrass Management involves the science and business related to turfgrasses in commercial, residential, and recreational settings. See the link at the right for the course sequence / curriculum.

Turfgrass managers must know the basic science of managing turfgrass as well as entomology, plant pathology, and weed science. Turf managers are also responsible for developing business plans, budgeting, and supervising staff.

Students may choose to participate in practicum, a supervised work experience at our campus-owned golf course or on campus, to improve skills and apply classroom learning. Practicum work experiences for turfgrass students may include equipment operation, irrigation, construction, and maintenance.

Ohio State ATI offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Turfgrass Management and a Certificate of Competency in Turfgrass Equipment Manager.

  1. • Ohio State ATI’s 18-hole championship golf course facility, Hawk's Nest
    • Campus grounds, including sports fields, turfgrass plots, and a model golf hole
    • Nearby Secrest Arboretum which contains more than 2,000 plant specimens

  2. Employment opportunities exist with country clubs and golf courses, sports turf facilities, parks, lawn care and landscape firms, and sod farms. 

  3. Students in the Turfgrass Management program must successfully complete a 14-week internship of full-time employment at an approved turfgrass management facility.

  4. Ohio State ATI also offers an Associate of Science in Horticultural Science.