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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: $2515 (*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 / 13 days of training!

Introduction to Plant Identification Introduction to Plant Identification (November 2020 - Tentative)
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 2020 - Tentative)
Gain an understanding of the practical aspects of soil science, along with strategies for proper plant selection.
Basics of Turfgrass Management Course Basics of Turfgrass Management (December 2020 - Tentative)
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 2021 - Tentative)
This course covers identification and control of diseases, along with weed and insect problems in landscape plants.
Pest Management of Landscape Turf Pest Management of Landscape Turf (January 2021 - Tentative)
Learn valuable clues to effectively diagnose and treat insect, disease, and weed problems in turf.
Integrated Pest Management Landscape Integrated Pest Management (IPM) (January 2021 - Tentative)*
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.
Athletic Field Maintenance and Construction Athletic Field Maintenance and Construction (February 2021 - Tentative)
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 2021 - Tentative)
Learn leadership styles and management strategies to increase trust and tackle tough issues head-on.
Hazardous Tree Identification Hazardous Tree Identification (TBD)
Learn to identify hazardous trees and the steps necessary to avoid accidents.
Intro to Pruning Techniques Class Introduction to Pruning Techniques (TBD)
Learn how to properly prune your landscape plants while preserving their natural vigor and beauty.


Frequently Asked Questions about the Public Grounds Management Certificate

Do I need to apply for a certificate progam?
No. You just register for the individual classes.

How do I register for a certificate program?
You sign up for each class individually. The best way is to do it right here on our website.

Do I need to take all of the classes within a certificate in one year?
No. Do it all in one winter or take a few courses each season until you’ve completed the requirements!

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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