Turf & Landscape Management FAQ's
Just the Facts
Program Start Term: Fall and Spring
Program Length: 4 Semesters, 1 Summer
Average Class Size: 22
Program Capacity: 25
Part-Time or Full-Time: Both
Program Courses Offered: Day
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus
What makes this program unique from other Turf and Landscape Management programs?
This is the only program in the metro area that provides a unique blend of turf and landscape courses. Most other schools are based on one or the other; either turf or landscape. As a result, our graduates are prepared to work in the sports turf management and in the landscape management industry. Our graduates have gone on to work for high-profile golf courses and professional sports teams, and many of them have opened their own lawn care and landscape businesses. Students in this program also earn their pesticide license.
Which classes should I take in high school to prepare for this program?
Students should take any horticulture or plant biology classes that are available, as well as any additional biology and chemistry classes offered by their high school.
Are credits in the Turf and Landscape Management program transferrable?
Although this program is designed to give students the necessary education to begin working after 2 years, this program does have a transfer agreement with Northwest Missouri State University, which allows students to obtain a Bachelor’s of Technology degree. For more information on transfer, visit our Transfer Planning web site.
What are Turf and Landscape Management courses like?
This program is very hands-on. Students spend most of their time working in lab classes or in various projects around campus. For example, our students help maintain the trees and plants on campus, design rain gardens, and work with the Construction Technology program to landscape the houses they build.
What are the admissions requirements?
All Iowa Western students are required to submit an Application for Admission, complete placement testing, and submit official copies of high school and college transcripts. For more information on admissions requirements, visit our Admissions page.