Golf Course Management

The Anoka Technical College Horticulture program offers two primary tracks:

Horticulture is the science and art of cultivating fruits, vegetables, turfgrass, greenhouse crops, and nursery crops such as trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials.

Horticulture affects us in our daily lives from the food we eat to public green spaces and home lawns. It is a diverse field that encompasses the study of the biology and genetics of plants, and uses this research based knowledge for practical applications.


The Golf Course Grounds Management program can lead to careers as golf course superintendents or assistant superintendents and grounds supervisors; doing landscape installation and design.

Here are sample careers, growth expected and salaries in the metropolitan area and throughout Minnesota.

Job Title Percent Change in Employment 2014-2024 Twin Cities Minnesota
Median Wage per hour (2017)
Environmental Science and Protection Technician 7.4% $24.68 $23.74
Forest and Conversation Worker 3.40% $25.32 $23.11
Grounds Maintenance Worker 3.10% $23.69 $20.79
Groundskeeping Worker
4.20% $16.06 $14.47
Pesticide Handler, Sprayer and Applicator 2.70% $21.63 $18.09
Supervisors 3.00% N/A $19.03

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment & Economic Development (DEED) and Minnesota Career Information System (MCIS).

“The best part about our learning community in the Horticulture program at Anoka Technical College is watching students gain the confidence and ability they need to succeed outside our walls.”