Golf Course and Country Club Management

Golf Course and Country Club Management Course Descriptions

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Academic Year: 2016–2017

Semester 1

AGH112 Introduction to Turfgrass Management

3 credits—This course introduces the types of grass species and their uses; their growth habits, and development as a unique plant species. Proper culture and establishment procedures are studied, as well as their importance to the environment.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

HCM608 Introduction to Hospitality

3 credits—Introduction to the food service, lodging, and tourism components of the hospitality industry. Background information, current issues, resume writing, and future challenges in various segments of the industry.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT772 Applied Math -OR-

3 credits—This course is designed to present basic facts of arithmetic including whole numbers, fractions, decimals, powers, roots, English and metric measurement, ratio-proportion, percents, introduction to algebra, and introduction to geometry. Instruction includes use of scientific hand-held calculators and emphasis placed on critical thinking, problem solving skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT156 Statistics -OR-

3 credits—This course is a study of descriptive statistics including graphical representation, central tendency, correlation and regression, intuitive treatment of probability and inferential statistics including hypothesis testing.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): MAT063

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MAT110 Math for Liberal Arts

3 credits—This is a one semester, liberal arts mathematics course that satisfies the minimum general education requirement for math. The course is designed to impart math skills which are helpful in everyday life as well as to expose students to areas of mathematics they may not have seen before. Topics include problem-solving skills, set theory, algebra, consumer mathematics, probability, and statistics. Other topics may be included.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT101 Principles of Management

3 credits—A study of current theory and practice of leading a complex business organization toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT222 Golf Club Operations

3 credits—Students will study strategic, tactical and operational practices regarding golf courses. Key determinates as to why some golf courses are successful and others struggle.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 2

AGA284 Pesticide Application Certification *

3 credits—This course will introduce students to the safe use of agricultural chemicals. Safety precautions and prevention of chemical exposure will be stressed when discussing types of chemicals, usage, application, equipment, and mixing. First aid and responding to chemical contamination will also be discussed. This course prepares the students for taking the Iowa Commercial Pesticide Applicators Certification Exam.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $551.50

AGH425 Grounds Maintenance **

3 credits—This course introduced basic maintenance practices used on a golf course; golf course etiquette, procedures such as top dressing, aerifying, mowing, verticutting, fertilizing, watering, and changing cups on a green. Introduces maintenance practices used in sports complexes, parks and recreation areas, and commercial and industrial grounds.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS905 Golf Course Internship **

1 credits—Students will intern at golf courses and country clubs throughout the region and state, focusing on internal and external operations of the course/club.

Co-op Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MGT222.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $168.50

HCM242 Event Planning and Customer Service *

2 credits—This course will cover all aspects of event planning and customer service relating to the restaurant and hospitality fields. Student will engage in a hands on learning experience of dealing with real life customers and planning events such as company parties, graduations, and wedding receptions.

Lecture Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

HCM309 Hospitality Safety and Sanitation

3 credits—Studies basic principles of bacteriology, food borne illness, sanitation, workplace safety, personal hygiene, food security, health regulations and inspections. Emphasizes the importance of sanitary equipment and facilities, and pest control. This course includes instruction in preparation for ServSafe Certification and Certified Pool Operator (CPO). Students will complete certification examinations for both areas.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $670.50

HCM602 Introduction to Food and Bar Operations *

3 credits—Focuses on the management of food and beverage operations in lodging establishments. Includes stewarding, banquets, restaurant, beverage and room service. Prepares students for internships in lodging operations.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SPC101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication

3 credits—This course presents elements of the oral communications process with emphasis on developing interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Students will be involved in activities that provide opportunity for the understanding and improvement of their oral communication skills.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 3 – Summer

BUS905 Golf Course Internship

3 credits—Students will intern at golf courses and country clubs throughout the region and state, focusing on internal and external operations of the course/club.

Co-op Hours: 192

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of C- in MGT222.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Semester 4

AGH161 Irrigation Systems

3 credits—This course presents various types of irrigation equipment: heads, valves, controllers, pipe, and the accessories used in an irrigation system. The course presents the function of water, its relationships to plants and soil, and an introduction to water hydraulics.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

COM781 Written Communication in the Workplace -OR-

3 credits—This course focuses on composition and editing of curriculum-specific technical and business-related writing projects. Instruction includes formatting, information gathering, document drafting, editing, and written employment strategies.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in ENG061.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

ENG105 Composition I

3 credits—Composition I emphasizes fluency, thesis-driven organization, the use of supporting details, and research techniques. Writing is approached as a recursive process that includes prewriting strategies, drafting, revising, and editing. The course helps students shape writing to serve readers' needs and define a sense of purpose in their writing. It also gives students strategies for reading college-level material.

Lecture Hours: 48

Prerequisite(s): Appropriate COMPASS scores or equivalent.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MKT110 Principles of Marketing -OR-

3 credits—An overview of the processes, problems and activities associated with the planning and executing the conception, pricing, promotion and distribution of ideas, goods and services to create exchanges.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MKT198 Sports Marketing

3 credits—This course will explain the basics of sports marketing, research, and delivery.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Electives 5 credits

Semester 5

ACC131 Principles of Accounting I -OR-

4 credits—This course is an introduction to basic financial accounting concepts and procedures for service and merchandising businesses. Topics included are the accounting cycle; accounting systems; financial statements; accounting for cash, receivables, payables, inventories, plant assets, partnerships, corporations, and bonds.

Lecture Hours: 64

Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of D- in MAT063 or equivalent COMPASS or ACT math score.

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

ACC115 Introduction to Accounting

4 credits—This course presents the fundamental concepts, procedures, and applications of the accounting cycle for service and merchandising businesses. The proprietorship form of ownership is studied. Topics include the special journals, payroll accounting, and accounting for cash.

Lecture Hours: 64

2016–2017 Course Cost: $674.00

MGT170 Human Resource Management

3 credits—A study of the theory, principles, concepts and practices of developing and utilizing personnel within business organizations.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY111 Introduction to Psychology -OR-

3 credits—This course provides an introduction to the study of behavior with emphasis in the areas of learning, cognition, motivation, personality, behavioral disorder, therapy, and social influence. An understanding of the impact of both theoretical perspectives and experimental evidence on the formulation of the science of human behavior is also stressed. Psychological theories and principles are utilized to explain and predict behavior.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

SOC110 Introduction to Sociology -OR-

3 credits—This course surveys the basic principles, concepts, and research findings of social life from small groups to societies. The course examines a range of sociological explanations for the various forms of social behaviors and establishes a basis for reflection and further study in the field.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

PSY102 Human and Work Relations

3 credits—Human Relations is the study of self and social behavior. Emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of social science theories and research for the development of effective interpersonal and organizational relationships.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Electives 3 credits

Electives 3 credits

Electives

AGA376 Integrated Pest Management

3 credits—This course is designed to make application and use of some materials learned in other courses. Decision making as it deals with the total cropping plan is stressed. An individual will determine from observation weed problems, plant populations, disease problems, insect problems, do yield checks, make recommendations for handling any problems. COURSE PREREQUISITE: NONE

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

AGH140 Equipment Operations

2 credits—This course introduces the general care and use of horticultural equipment in turf and landscape maintenance, and construction. Emphasis is on operation, preventative maintenance performed by the operator, daily lubrications and minor adjustments. Students will also mount and dismount accessories used on the equipment. Safe operation of machinery is emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 16 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $337.00

AGH142 Landscape Construction

3 credits—Principles and practices of landscape construction will be explained. Curriculum encompasses process from initial client contact to installation of plant material and hardscape. Laboratory work in the course involves landscape installation using various materials and techniques

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $530.50

AGH143 Equipment Repair

3 credits—This course is an introduction to basic maintenance of mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical systems of gasoline and diesel engines. Maintenance, up-keep and repair techniques on reel mowers, rotary mowers, and other horticulture equipment are covered.

Lecture Hours: 32 Lab Hours: 32

2016–2017 Course Cost: $520.50

AGH211 Advanced Turfgrass Management

3 credits—The course provides opportunities for students to learn techniques of golf course management and operation. Proper construction of specific golf course areas such as: greens, trees, bunkers, basic golf course design is presented. Budgets, irrigation, maintenance and an integrated pest management program are presented.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $540.50

BUS102 Introduction to Business

3 credits—An introductory survey course which provides an overview of the major functions in business with relation to current social, economic and environmental concerns.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS180 Business Ethics

3 credits—This course is an introduction to ethical decision making in business. There is an examination of individual, organizational, and macrolevel issues in business ethics. This course does not determine correct ethical action; it is designed to assist the potential businessperson to make more informed ethical decisions on a daily basis. Dilemmas, real life situations and cases provide an opportunity for you to use concepts in the assignments and to resolve ethical issues. Since there is no universal agreement on the correct ethical business norms, critical thinking and informed decision making are emphasized.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

BUS183 Business Law

3 credits—An introduction to the principles of law as they relate to business. This course includes an overview of our court system, sources of law, ethics and social responsibility, contracts, warranties, real property, landlord and tenant, negotiable instruments, and agency. Emphasis is placed on exploring the law as it affects businesses and individuals.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT110 Small Business Management

3 credits—A study of current theory and practices in creating and running a small business. The course includes the study of management functions as well as a discussion of business startup, including the creation of a business plan.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MGT210 Management Decision Making

3 credits—A capstone course which uses case studies to review all aspects of the Marketing Management program. Emphasis is placed on decision making and is to be taken in the student's final semester.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MKT140 Principles of Selling

3 credits—Planned learning activities and experiences emphasize the psychology of selling, the selling process, sales techniques, and selling as a professional career.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MKT142 Consumer Behavior

3 credits—Consumer behavior is the course within a marketing curriculum that most directly applies concepts, principles, and theories from the various social sciences to the study of the factors that influence the acquisition, consumption, and disposition of products, services, and ideas.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MKT152 Advertising and Visual Merchandising

3 credits—This course presents the fundamentals of advertising and visual merchandising as promotional tools. It incorporates the Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC) concept.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

MMS117 Social Media for Business

3 credits—This course examines using social media outlets for promoting and doing business. The course will investigate issues and strategies related to social media environments, customer relationships, marketing, managing your communication, sustainability and what social media may look like in the future.

Lecture Hours: 48

2016–2017 Course Cost: $505.50

Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Dianne Lellig
Butler Hall 131
319-296-4011
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Program Advisor

Dave Westley
Black Hawk Hall 116
319-296-2329 ext.1210
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Douglas Miller
Bremer Hall 111G
319-296-2329 ext.1366
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Dean

Dave Grunklee
Butler Hall 131A
319-296-4042
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