Program and Objectives
The Associate of Applied Science degree program in Professional Golf and Golf Complexes Management (PGGCM) is a set of coherent academic courses that provide the educational and practical foundation for individuals interested in the golf profession — who want to become competent golfers, professional golfers and/or managers of golf complexes and country clubs.
Lessons include playing time, short game skill development, video analysis, club fitting, and repair, regripping and reshafting. An integral part of student training is labs in which students give instruction to the general public and/or each other. A tournament is held each week for competitive experience. These tournaments are organized by the program’s students to provide practical tournament planning experience. Tournaments and open play are conducted at area golf courses. The instruction provided by the program’s golf professionals during classes gives students the opportunity to improve their game and to examine how golfers may view the game differently. This experience provides students with an understanding of how to teach golf to a wide range of golf students — a skill that is important to their future success as golf professionals.
Admission is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:
- Persons who possess a high school diploma, a California high school proficiency exam certification, or a General Education Development (GED) certificate with an average score of 45 or higher.
- Possess a Home Study Certificate or transcript from a home study program that is equivalent to high school level that is recognized by the state of California.
- If the person is beyond the age of compulsory high school attendance (18) but does not possess a high school diploma or equivalent, he/she may be admitted by the University on provisional admission status.
- Applicants who have completed high school, but are under 18 years old, may be admitted provided they will be 18 years old by the commencement of the fourth quarter of the program. A parent, legal guardian or spouse of legal age is required to cosign the Enrollment Agreement.
- International students must meet the university’s international students’ entrance requirements. See catalog section International Students – F-1 Visa Students.
A candidate for the Associate of Applied Science degree shall have:
- Successfully completed the PGGCM program’s 92 quarter units of coursework requirement with a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or better in all coursework undertaken at SU for the AAS degree.
- Successfully completed all degree requirements within the maximum time limit allowed for the AAS degree, four (4) years, or within an officially approved time extension.
- Filed all the necessary graduation forms in accordance with timelines provided by the Department of PGGCM and the university’s Office of Admissions and Records.
- Settled all outstanding financial obligations to Stanton University.