Horticulture Turfgrass Management

Associate in Applied Science

It takes dedicated professionals to maintain the beautiful greens at golf courses and fields in athletic facilities. The Horticulture Turfgrass Management program at ICC will prepare you to find employment in this green industry, or to transfer to a bachelor's degree program.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

The horticulture land lab and arboretum at ICC provide students access to a living landscape and golf green where they can hone their turfgrass installation and maintenance skills. The associate degree also gives students valuable insight into business operations and develops their managerial skills. 

A Quality Education

ICC helps place students with outstanding local companies in internships during their sophomore year to further develop their turfgrass management skills.

Get Involved

Opportunities for students include the Horticulture Club, National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), National Collegiate Landscape Competition (NCLC), and ICC’s Landscape & Garden Day

Career Opportunities

Sports Turf Manager, Landscape Manager, Lawncare Manager, Turf Care Manager, Golf Course Assistant Superintendent, Athletic Field Manager, Turfgrass Specialist


21 Months

if Full Time

5 Semesters
62 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


10 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

Chase Transitions from Farm to Classroom at ICC
‘Hands-on’ Ag Internship Turns into Start of Maddy’s Career

Individuals who love working outdoors, working with people, love being creative, and taking care of the environment will feel right at home working in the green industry.

Corinne Brown, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, Horticulture
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Horticulture Turfgrass Management Program?

Make your love of the outdoors work for you. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 600 scholarships.
  4. Need help? Our admissions team is happy to assist.
  5. High school courses in environmental science, biology, technical drawing, and agriculture are beneficial for this program.
  6. Working with your personal lawn or garden, or a community garden club, or working at a local garden center or nursery is good preparation for the program.

What Can I Expect As a Horticulture Turfgrass Management Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


  • Mon-Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm

    Virtual Stretch Hours
    Mon-Tue: 4:30 pm – 6pm