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Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program

Better known as the "2-Year Program," this Professional Certificate Program is designed to provide students with in-class and hands-on learning opportunities.

If you’re interested in a supervisory position in golf course turfgrass management, Penn State can help you on your way. Students enrolled in this Professional Certificate Program attend classes during two eight-week terms per year on Penn State's main campus.  Between years, students complete six months of on-the-job training at one of the top golf courses in the world.

If you've ever worked with turfgrass, you know there’s more to maintaining golf courses than mowing the lawn. But did you know that personnel trained to manage turfgrass areas are in demand?

Chances are, any golf course superintendent you ask has heard about Penn State's two-year golf turf program—and could very well be an alum of the program. Since 1957, Penn State has offered a certificate in golf course turfgrass management for individuals interested in careers as golf course superintendents. Graduates can be found at top golf courses around the country and around the world.