Turfgrass Science

Program Level: Degrees, Certificates
Department: Agricultural Sciences
Institute: Science & Technology
College: PAC

The Turfgrass Industry has a $6 billion economic impact in the state of Texas alone. There are 3.5 million acres of turfgrass managed in the state of Texas, including over 50 golf courses in the greater San Antonio area.


Program Highlights

  • Opportunities to use a variety of commercial turf equipment and technology
  • Hands-on application in our sports field, putting green, college turf areas, & turgrass variety demonstration plots
  • Field trips to area turf farms and golf courses

Career Areas & Employment Positions

  • Irrigation Technician
  • Pesticide Application Technician
  • Licensed Pesticide Applicator
  • Groundskeeper
  • Greenskeeper
  • Mechanic
  • Equipment Technician
  • Recreational Facilities
  • Sports Turf Manager
  • Turfgrass Grower 

Degrees Offered

Associate of Applied Science - Turfgrass and Golf Course Management

Certificates Offered

Turfgrass & Golf Course Management Level 1 Certificate 

Basic Nursery and Landscape Operations Level 1 Certificate 

Floral Design Technician Level 1 Certificate 

Landscape and Horticultural Science Level 1 Certificate 

Small/Organic Farmer Level 1 Certificate 

Turf and Landscape Irrigation Level 1 Certificate 



Dr. Severo Rodriguez
Interim Department Chair


Rose Flores
Lead Instructor

San Marcos Hall (SANMAR 107A)