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Public Grounds Management Certificate

  • Are you launching a career in public grounds management?
  • Are you a seasoned pro who needs to upgrade your skills?
  • Are you looking for a way to stand out from colleagues or other job applicants?

The Rutgers Public Grounds Management Certificate is the solution for you!

Public Grounds Management Certificate Sample

  • This certificate program consists of 10 classes.
  • Earn a respected credential and advertise your grounds management, maintenance, and construction expertise.
  • Learn the core skills you need through hands-on training.
  • Do it all in one winter - or take a few courses each season until you've completed the requirements!
  • Total cost: $2500 (*Price is based upon early registration fee for each class.)
  • Questions about the Public Grounds Management Certificate? Contact Us

Public Grounds Certificate Program Courses:

You get 10 classes / 15 days of training!

Introduction to Plant Identification Introduction to Plant Identification (November 9-10, 2017)
Learn plant classification and biology basics to better understand how plants and trees are grouped and identified.
Soil & Plant Relationships Soil and Plant Relationships (December 4 and 11, 2017)
Gain an understanding of the practical aspects of soil science, along with strategies for proper plant selection.
Hazardous Tree Identification Hazardous Tree Identification (December 13, 2017 or March 1, 2018)
Learn to identify hazardous trees and the steps necessary to avoid accidents.
Basics of Turfgrass Management Course Basics of Turfgrass Management (December 19, 2017)
Get a full day of turf topics and best practices. You’ll learn about turf pests, soils and fertilization, and turfgrass varieties.
Pest Management of Landscape Plants Pest Management of Ornamental Landscape Plants (January 3, 2018)
This course covers identification and control of diseases, along with weed and insect problems in landscape plants.
Integrated Pest Management Integrated Pest Management (January 9-11, 2018)*
Learn about the philosophy of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and discover practical strategies for implementing IPM.

*Only Day One of IPM is required for this certificate.
Pest Management of Landscape Turf Pest Management of Landscape Turf (January 26, 2018)
Learn valuable clues to effectively diagnose and treat insect, disease, and weed problems in turf.
Athletic Field Maintenance and Construction Athletic Field Maintenance & Construction (February 12-13, 2018)
Discover how to establish, maintain, and renovate athletic fields, as well as make the best choices for your specific site conditions.
Park Management and Liability Training Park Management and Liability Issues (March 8, 2018)
Learn leadership styles and management strategies to increase trust and tackle tough issues head-on.
Intro to Pruning Techniques Class Introduction to Pruning Techniques (March 19, 2018)
Learn how to properly prune your landscape plants while preserving their natural vigor and beauty.


Questions about the Public Grounds Management Certificate?

If you are a One Stop customer, please contact Casey Sky Noon: 848-932-7250 or noon@njaes.rutgers.edu.

For all other inquiries, please contact Program Coordinator Joe Canzano: 848-932-7317 or jdc110@njaes.rutgers.edu.

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