CAPS programs do not have pre-requisites, as long as, students are on track for graduation.
Transportation to/from the program is required for the Turf Management and Horticulture course.
This course is designed for students who have an interest in learning about Turf Management & Horticulture. Students will have the opportunity to learn from professionals about how soil fertility, grass management, irrigation, landscape plants, landscape construction, pruning, plant disease, insect control and horticultural mechanics play a role in turf management and sporting industries.
What Will I Explore?
• Land Management • Climate Studies • Landscaping and Plant Life
• Pest Management • Water and Fertilizer Control • Economic Studies
• Turf Management • Ecological and Sustainable Production
• Landscape Design • Professionalism Skills
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
Employment is projected to grow 4-7 percent from 2018 to 2028, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Planning and developing new construction projects and redeveloping existing landscapes are expected to drive employment growth. As of 2018 the median wage for the industry ranged from $30,000 to $68,000. Examples of employment are: Landscape designer or architect, horticulturist, food scientist, farm management, grounds-keeper, as well as marketing and management positions.
Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by dual enrollment through Northwest Missouri State University. (Tuition cost is determined by the University). Courses include Profession Based Essentials (1 credit) and Profession-Based Work Experience (1-3 credits).