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Turfgrass Management (TUR)

Business Technologies

Turfgrass Management (TUR)

Business Technologies Division 513.569.1620 • Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 330 • Program Chair: Mark Deacon

Employment Options

Graduates are prepared to:

  • Properly maintain plants, turf grasses, and grounds
  • Sell turf management services
  • Apply pesticides correctly and safely
  • Diagnose and amend soils and turf nutrition deficiencies
  • Identify and manage turf pests
  • Install, maintain, and manage irrigation systems
  • Specialize in athletic, commercial, private, or golf course turf management

Representative Job Titles for Graduates

  • Construction Specialist
  • Golf Superintendent/Athletic Field Manager
  • Instructor/Curator/Writer
  • Irrigation Specialist
  • Landscape Designer/Landscape
  • Landscape/Grounds Manager or Foreman

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$28,000–$40,000 annually

Employment Outlook

Excellent. Green industry jobs are projected to increase significantly due to the advancement of new technologies. Graduate placement is extremely high, as there are more existing opportunities than graduates.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Ohio State University
  • University of Cincinnati

Representative Co-op Employers

  • Blue Ash Golf Course
  • Brickman
  • Cincinnati Parks Board
  • Great American Ball Park
  • Hamilton County Parks
  • Hyde Park Country Club
  • Paul Brown Stadium
  • Walt Disney World Resorts

Co-op Salary Projections

$9–$15/hour

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