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2017-2018 Course Catalog 
2017-2018 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Golf Course Management Certificate

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Total Credits: 18

Major Number: 5847
CIP Code: 31.0302

Program Description

The sports management program is designed to prepare individuals to move into workplace positions and upgrade proficiency of individuals who are currently employed in sport management positions. This certificate focuses on the skills, knowledge, and credentials to support advancement of individuals within an organization and the sports management occupational field. Coursework helps participants develop a strong blend of field experience and leadership skills.  The certificate program is designed to build golf course management/technical skills that will prepare you for employment in an entry to mid-level job in the Golf industry with the knowledge to identify and resolve issues in the turfgrass management area.

Program Prerequisites


Special Instructions

Students wishing to transfer to a four-year degree program should consult with their advisor, counselor, or the program coordinator, and the college they intend to transfer to.  They may choose to also complete the AA degree including the Sports Management certificate credits in the elective area.

Program Requirements

Program Information

General Requirements for Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates

See Century College Policy

Program Note

Students may need to show proof of certification in First Aid and Safety for internship or employment. By completing HLTH 1010 , students would satisfy this requirement.

Transfer, Articulation Agreements, and Partnerships

See the Century College website for information regarding transfer. This program is designed for both employment preparation and transfer. courses may not transfer to a number of four-year colleges. If you are considering the possibility of transfer, you may wish to talk with your advisor, counselor, or program instructor before registering to discuss your goals, look at programs designed for transfer, and develop a plan. This program has articulation agreements with Concordia University-St. Paul, Bemidji State University, and St. Cloud State University.

Program Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program students will be able to:

  • Students will gain a working knowledge and understanding of the different organizational units and operating departments within the realm of event and facility management.
  • Describe the sports management industry and key factors impacting the industry.
  • Understand the playability and safe use of facilities.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.
  • Perform expanded functions in a sports/entertainment facility.

Program Contact Information

Rick Nelson 651.779.3415 Room 2532 West
Carolyn Cook 651-779-3951 Room 2533 West

Sample Plan

Please note that this is a sample course sequence. Individual schedules will vary depending upon student needs, goals, and availability. Students are recommended to meet with their advisor, counselor, or faculty program instructors to create an individualized plan that includes prerequisites and application requirements. For detailed program information see the Century College website. This information is subject to change.

Semester 1

Total Credits: 12

Semester 2

Select one

Total Credits: 6


This information is subject to change. Changes and updates are posted on century.edu

Century College is a member of the Minnesota State system. We are an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and educator. This document can be available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities by calling 651.779.3354 or 1.800.228.1978 x 3354.

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