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Commercial Turf & Grounds Management

Commercial Turf & Grounds Management

The work of our graduates has touched the lives of some of the biggest names in sports. Actually touched them. That’s because some of that beautiful turf they walk and run on is the result of a State Tech grad’s skill and effort. 

Professional sports teams, PGA tour golf courses, premier landscaping companies — graduates of our Commercial Turf & Grounds Maintenance program have worked on all of them. The program lives on our 9-hole golf course which includes a greenhouse, a Top Tracer driving Range and a entertainment center complete with a swimming pool! You’ll gain real-world experience that emphasizes the responsible use of products and appropriate plant selection to maximize the environmental benefits of healthy lawns and landscapes. 

This accelerated eight-week program allows for a six-month industry-related internship during spring and summer, and helps you enter the job market during peak hiring time. Plus, the curriculum has been designed with the help of industry advisors, and reflects the latest trends and technologies. During the program, you’ll also earn your Missouri Pesticide Applicator’s License, as well as CPR and safety certification. 

The program has an outstanding 99% placement rate, and recent graduates have started careers at:

  • Oakmont Country Club
  • Bellerive Country Club
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Boston Red Sox
  • St. Louis Cardinals
  • Minnesota Vikings
  • New York Red Bulls
  • Missouri Botanical Garden

In addition to the Commercial Turf & Grounds Management Associate of Applied Sciences Degree, you can also choose to earn a certificate in Turfgrass Management or Landscape Management.

Program Facts

52 K
FROM 2019
95 %
SINCE 1996

Truly hands-on education

We believe time-on-task has to be part of your education. That means time spent learning from experienced instructors in real-world environments and real-world situations. That’s why the State Tech campus is home to more than 50 labs, an automotive bay, aviation hangar, and 40+ acres of land dedicated to our heavy equipment operations program.

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