Golf & Sports Turf Management, Golf Course Management Emphasis - Associate in Applied ScienceGolf is wildly popular and Myrtle Beach is the place to be if you love this exciting sport! If you're interested in a career in this fast-growing industry, you should check out HGTC's Golf and Sports Turf Management associate degree program, the only associate degree program of its kind in South Carolina. Graduates of the Golf Course Management Emphasis program are qualified for employment as course superintendent, assistant superintendent, or foreman. Other employment areas include turf management, sod production, park management, and turf products sales positions.
HGTC Professors, Charles Granger and Ashley Wilkinson have brought students to TPC Sawgrass for THE PLAYERS Championship for 5 straight years. TPC Sawgrass provides them learning opportunities that aren't available in a classroom setting.
For more information, contact:
Richard A. McGuinnes (843) 349-5224
Graduates of the Golf Course Management program are qualified for entry-level positions with public and private golf courses, golf clubs, parks, and turf-product companies.
For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources.
Transfer requirements for senior colleges/universities vary widely; visit www.sctrac.org for specific information. The transfer courses in this display should be regarded only as suggested courses. Each student is responsible for planning a program of study to meet the requirements of the senior college or university to which the student expects to transfer. Therefore, a student planning to transfer the first two years from HGTC to a senior college or university should visit www.hgtc.edu/academics/university_transfer.html or www.sctrac.org or obtain a copy of that institution’s catalog. For specific transfer opportunities, contact the department chair.
|First Semester - Fall|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|HRT 110||Plant Form and Function||4|
|MAT 170||Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry I||3|
|TUF 102||Turf Equipment||4|
|Second Semester - Spring|
|CWE||Cooperative Work Experience||3|
|ENG 160||Technical Communications I*||3|
|HRT 205||Computers in Horticulture||3|
|TUF 172||Turf Management I||3|
|TUF 174||Turfgrass Pests||3|
|Third Semester - Summer|
|TUF 201||SCWE in Golf Course Management||8|
|Fourth Semester - Fall|
|HRT 113||Plant Materials||3|
|SPC 101||Oral Communications*||2|
|TUF 175||Turfgrass Pests II||3|
|TUF 252||Turf Management II||3|
|TUF 272||Turf Irrigation and Drainage||5|
|Fifth Semester - Spring|
|HRT 154||Grounds Maintenance||3|
|PSY 103||Human Relations*||3|
|TUF 215||Turf Business Practices||3|
|TUF 274||Turf Records and Budgets||2|
|TUF 276||Golf Course Construction||3|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
*Entering students following a bachelor’s degree path are advised to take ENG 102, English Composition II, in place of ENG 160; SPC 205, Public Speaking, in place of SPC 101; and PSY 201, General Psychology, in place of PSY 103.