College Catalog Fall 2004 - Spring 2006
TURF

TURF 100 ORIENTATION TO TURF MANAGEMENT

This course provides students an introduction to the Golf and Plant Science programs. Topics include: academic policies; the grading system; degree requirements; academic support services; basic Web skills; pre-registration advisement; career planning; direct contact with industry professionals; résumé development; bachelor's programs and transfer opportunities; and internships.

Prerequisite: None

(1: 1, 0) Fall

TURF 110 SHARPENING AND GRINDING

This course consists of the study of the principles and practices of sharpening tools and equipment used in golf course operations. Special emphasis is placed on grinding and lapping cutting blades for mowing equipment.

Prerequisite: None

(3: 2, 3) Fall

TURF 120 TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSIS

Students study on golf course equipment with an emphasis on the diagnosis and repair of malfunctioning equipment.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 1, 3) When demand warrants

TURF 130 SHOP LAYOUT AND MANAGEMENT

Golf course equipment shop management, including OSHA regulations, placement of shop tools and equipment, shop maintenance, equipment inventory, and a buyer's guide file are covered in this course.

Prerequisite: None

(2: 1, 3) When demand warrants

TURF 140 ADVANCED TURF EQUIPMENT DIAGNOSIS

A continuation of the study of golf course equipment is provided, with an emphasis on the diagnosis and repair of electrical and hydraulic problems.

Prerequisite: TURF 120

(2: 1, 3) When demand warrants

TURF 150 ADVANCED GROUNDS EQUIPMENT

This course provides a continuation of the study of grounds equipment. Topics included are the use and maintenance of specialized grounds equipment and the operation, troubleshooting, and repair of diesel engines.

Prerequisite: HORT 150

(3: 2, 3) When demand warrants

TURF 160 ADVANCED SHOP LAYOUT AND MANAGEMENT

A continuation of the study of golf course shop management systems, this course emphasizes shop records, parts and supplies inventories, and preventive maintenance.

Prerequisite: TURF 130

(3: 2, 3) When demand warrants

TURF 180 Introduction to Golf Course Operations/Internship

This course introduces students to proper turf and golf course management techniques, including daily maintenance of turf areas, expectations while working on a golf course, and proper protocol. Students are also provided with a unique technical educational experience by combining theoretical and hands-on training. The course will be completed at a recognized internship site chosen by a faculty advisor and the student. Students must complete a minimum of 180 hours or 6 weeks at an internship site to satisfactorily complete this requirement.

(3: 0, 30) Spring and summer

TURF 210 TURF MANAGEMENT

This is a course in the identification, characteristics, and uses of major turf grasses. The course also covers procedures for turf grass management, maintenance and protection through soil preparation, seeding, sodding, fertilization, liming, irrigation, mowing, and control of insects, diseases, and weeds.

Prerequisites: HORT 150, HORT 160, and permission of the instructor for non-majors

(3: 2, 3) Fall

TURF 230 WEEDS AND WEED CONTROL

Students learn the growth patterns and identification of important weed species, as well as biological, cultural, and chemical control methods.

Prerequisites: BIOL 210 and permission of the instructor for non-majors

(3: 2, 2) Fall

TURF 240 ADVANCED TURF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

This is a supplemental course to TURF 210. Selected subjects from the earlier course, such as plant morphology, identification, and cultural practices are discussed on a more advanced level. Additional areas such as irrigation design, golf course management, athletic field management, and business management of turf operations are also included.

Prerequisites: TURF 210 and permission of the instructor for non-majors

(3: 2, 2) Spring

TURF 260 IRRIGATION DESIGN

This course introduces the basic concepts of irrigation as they relate to landscape and turf situations. Industry representatives will present the proper design and installation of sub-irrigation systems.

Prerequisites: LARC 110, TURF 210, and permission of the instructor for non-majors

(1: 0, 2) Spring

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