Turfgrass Career Day Toolkit

Career Day Presentations

1.) General Turfgrass

Download and customize this Career Day presentation for events you attend. Use any or all of the slides, and feel free to add your own!

  • Download: Click the image below to open Google Slides. File –> download. (Videos require internet access.)
  • Present directly from Google Slides. (Internet access is required to run the presentation.)

2.) NC State’s 2-Year Agricultural Institute

NC State offers 2-year, 4-year, and graduate programs in turfgrass. Many students are surprised to learn about the 2-year associate’s degree option.

If you’d like to share details on our 2-year Agricultural Institute options, use this presentation.

Career Reading

Is Turfgrass For You?

Do you enjoy working outdoors, creating beautiful surroundings, analyzing environmental plant relationships, or growing high-value crops? A yes to any of these means a career in turfgrass management might be for you.

Read “9 Reasons To Choose A College Major in Turfgrass” to learn about the career advantages and options.

NC Turfgrass College Programs


We may be partial to the Wolfpack, but there are many NC college turfgrass programs to consider.

Alamance Community College: Burlington, NC

  • 2-year and certificate programs

Brunswick Community College: Bolivia, NC

  • 2-year and certificate programs

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute: Hudson, NC

  • 2-year and certificate programs

Catawba Valley Community College: Hickory, NC

  • 2-year program

Central Piedmont Community College: Roxboro, NC

  • 2-year and certificate programs

Guilford Technical Community College: Jamestown, NC

  • 2-year and certificate programs

McDowell Technical Comunity College: Marion, NC

  • 2-year and certificate programs

NC State: Raleigh, NC

  • 2-year, 4-year, master’s and Ph.D. programs

Pitt Community College: Winterville, NC

  • 2-year and certificate programs

Sandhills Community College: Pinehurst, NC

  • 2-year program

Wayne Community College: Goldsboro, NC

  • 2-year program


NC State Alumni Profiles

$1+ Million in Scholarships

NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences offers over a million dollars in scholarships to students every year. Several are just for turfgrass students!

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Next Steps for Prospective Students

Three ways students can get more information about NC State’s turfgrass programs.

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Email Tour

A 13-email series that introduces students to the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, our degree programs and NC State resources.
Students can join at: go.ncsu.edu/grown-with-us.

Request Email Tour
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Spend A Day at NC State

Sign up for an in-person, on-campus experience to learn more about NC State's 2 and 4-year agricultural programs.

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Schedule A Meeting

Already know that turfgrass is for you? Schedule an in-person or Zoom meeting with our department advisors to get you started on the right path.

Request a Meeting

Become an Alumni Ambassador

Spread the word about Green Careers that start at NC State's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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