AGS 242 Golf Course Operation and Maintenance


Campus Location:
Georgetown
Effective Date:
2020-51
Prerequisite:
AGS 123, AGS 136
Co-Requisites:
None
Course Credits and Hours:
3.00 credits
2.00 lecture hours/week
2.00 lab hours/week
Course Description:

This course is a comprehensive study of the day-to-day and seasonal maintenance, and overall management programs of golf courses. Topics include calculations used in maintaining golf courses and buildings and grounds. Students gain knowledge of golf course design and construction, materials handling, equipment, and storage of chemicals and fertilizers. The planning of daily work schedules and budget planning is also discussed.

Required Text(s):

Obtain current textbook information by viewing the campus bookstore online or visit a campus bookstore. Check your course schedule for the course number and section.

Additional Materials:

None

Schedule Type:
Classroom Course
Disclaimer:

None

Core Course Performance Objectives (CCPOs):
  1. Assess the math fundamentals needed to operate a golf course facility. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC 5)
  2. Examine the basics of golf course construction techniques. (CCC 1,2,6; PGC 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  3. Schedule fertilization of golf courses with rate and frequency details. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC 1, 3, 6 )
  4. Create a schedule for the daily and weekly projects on the golf course. (CCC 1, 2, 6; PGC 1, 3, 5, 6 )
  5. Examine and interpret the rules of golf. (CCC1, 2, 6; PGC 5 )

See Core Curriculum Competencies and Program Graduate Competencies at the end of the syllabus. CCPOs are linked to every competency they develop.

Measurable Performance Objectives (MPOs):

Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  1. Assess the math fundamentals needed to operate a golf course facility.
    1. Formulate spray calibrations for equipment.
    2. Calculate quantity and costs of materials used in the landscape.
    3. Formulate an operating budget.
    4. Organize and manage materials and equipment needed for operation.
  2. Examine the basics of golf course construction techniques.
    1. Evaluate the costs associated with building a bunker.
    2. Create a budget for landscape projects.
    3. Diagram a plan for the development of a practice green.
    4. Select equipment and materials needed for a construction project.
  3. Schedule fertilization of golf courses with rate and frequency details.
    1. Organize a spray schedule to be used for spraying greens and fairways.
    2. Select chemicals needed for continuous use and rotations of spray schedules.
    3. Estimate cost of a facilities yearly chemical spray schedule.
  4. Create a schedule for the daily and weekly projects on the golf course.
    1. Arrange a work schedule for employees based on the season’s workload.
    2. Prescribe a watering budget for maintaining a golf course facility.
    3. Estimate a budget for operating costs of equipment.
    4. Plan a safety meeting for employees.
  5. Examine and interpret the rules of golf.
    1. Analyze and debate the rules of golf.
Evaluation Criteria/Policies:

Students must demonstrate proficiency on all CCPOs at a minimal 75 percent level to successfully complete the course. The grade will be determined using the Delaware Tech grading system:

92 100 = A
83 91 = B
75 82 = C
0 74 = F

Students should refer to the Student Handbook for information on the Academic Standing Policy, the Academic Integrity Policy, Student Rights and Responsibilities, and other policies relevant to their academic progress.

Final Course Grade:

Calculated using the following weighted average

Evaluation Measure

Percentage of final grade

Exams (3-5) (summative) (equally weighted)

20%

Simulation project (summative) (equally weighted)

20%

Preventive Maintenance Field Guide (summative)

20%

Formative Assessments (Assignments/Activities/Quizzes)

20%

Labs (10-12) (summative) (equally weighted)

20%

TOTAL

100%

Core Curriculum Competencies (CCCs are the competencies every graduate will develop):
  1. Apply clear and effective communication skills.
  2. Use critical thinking to solve problems.
  3. Collaborate to achieve a common goal.
  4. Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct.
  5. Use information literacy for effective vocational and/or academic research.
  6. Apply quantitative reasoning and/or scientific inquiry to solve practical problems.
Program Graduate Competencies (PGCs are the competencies every graduate will develop specific to his or her major):

AGSAASTMT

  1. Select preventive maintenance programs for greens, fairways, and equipment.
  2. Apply basic installation techniques for irrigation systems.
  3. Explain the importance of soil and water management to the turfgrass management industry.
  4. Safely operate turf equipment.
  5. Apply business principles and strategies to the turfgrass industry.
  6. Cultivate and maintain golf course landscapes.
Disabilities Support Statement:

The College is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with the campus Disabilities Support Counselor to request an accommodation needed due to a disability. A listing of campus Disabilities Support Counselors and contact information can be found at the disabilities services web page or visit the campus Advising Center.

Minimum Technology Requirements:
Minimum technology requirements for online, hybrid, video conferencing and web conferencing courses.