The Professional Golfers Career College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award a Specialized Associates Degree.
The Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools is listed as a nationally recognized accrediting agency by the United States Department of Education and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
The Professional Golfers Career College has entered into an articulation agreement with the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Learn more about the GEM Program here.
As well, the college retains the right to enter into agreements with other colleges or universities at any time.
Objective of Program
The occupational objective of the two-academic-year Specialized Associate Degree Program is Professional Golf Management. The curriculum is designed to cover an area of general education subjects and also specific related professional golf management topics. These include classes such as Golf Operations, and Marketing. Students are also taught public relations skills, golf teaching skills, Country Club Management, and Golf Club Design. Each class is designed to measure the student’s progress through exams. These exams may be written, oral, or skill demonstrations, which would include some of our golf classes.
This program of study is designed to prepare students for the types of occupations listed below. The occupations listed are based on federal government information and represent the types of positions for which the program generally prepares graduates. The College makes no representation or warranty that its graduates have obtained these positions or that any future graduates will obtain these positions.
- Head Golf Professionals
- Assistant Golf Professionals
- Outside/Inside Services
- Golf Instructors
- Directors of Golf
- General Managers
- Directors of Instruction
- High School/College Golf Coaches
- Golf Clinicians
- Course Superintendents
- Merchandise Representatives
- Sales Executives
- Tournament Directors
- Rules Officials
Gainful Employment Disclosures
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The following consumer information is provided as required by federal regulations. This information is based on current and historical data and does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. There are many factors that will change the cost of a program, the time to complete the program, or the amount of debt that an individual may incur in order to complete the program, including transfer credits, eligibility for grants, course failures, and non-continuous attendance. These figures represent general program information that depends on individual situations, and the Professional Golfers Career College makes any guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied. The College reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees and to add or delete programs of study at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes and regulations.
|Cost of Program|
|Tuition and fees:||$30,000|
|On-Campus room & board||Not Offered|
|Tuition includes all of the academic classes plus green fees, lessons from our golf staff, and range balls. Fees include: Administration, Library and Information Resource Network, Internet Access, Tournament Fees, Computer Lab, Club Repair Lab.|
|The amount quoted is the typical cost of a program that does not factor in individual circumstances such as transfer credits, course failures, and price changes. The College does not offer on-campus room and board. The Professional Golfers Career College makes any guarantee or warranty, either expressed or implied.|
|In addition to any grant aid for which they are eligible, graduates may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows.|
|Private Educational Loans:||$9,177|
|The median loan debt is calculated based on students who graduated between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2010. An individual’s loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student’s decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to the College.|
|Reported completion time for this program, assuming continuous, full-time enrollment
This program is designed to take 16 months to complete.
100% of graduates from this program finished in this time.
100% of graduates from this program finished within 150% of this time.
|The length of the program will vary based on individual circumstances such as failing or retaking a course or courses.|
|The job placement rate for students who complete the program is 90%.|
|The job placement rate is based on the cumulative results of graduates from all Professional Golfers Career College campuses. The placement rate is calculated using the formula promulgated by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools for 2015. The College makes no promise or guarantee of employment.|
Campus Security Report
You can view the official report at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/Index.aspx
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students are required to complete the requirements for their program of study before they have attempted 150% of the number of credit hours that are required for completion of the program (Maximum Time Frame). Students who have not completed the requirements of the program of study within the Maximum Time Frame will be dismissed. Progress records shall be maintained in the student’s academic file.
Student progress will be evaluated at the end of each semester. At the conclusion of the first semester of study, or after attempting 25% of the credit hours required for completion of the program, whichever occurs last, the student must have successfully completed 55% of the credit hours attempted and have earned a GPA of 1.25. A student not meeting these standards will be placed on probation for one semester.
At the conclusion of the second semester of study, or after attempting 50% of the credit hours required or completion of the program, whichever occurs last, the student must have successfully completed 75% of the credit hours attempted and have earned a GPA of 1.60. A student not meeting these standards will be placed on probation for one semester.
At the conclusion of the third semester of study, or after attempting 75% of the credit hours required for completion of the program, whichever occurs last, the student must have successfully completed 80% of the credit hours attempted and have earned a GPA of 1.80. A student not meeting these standards will be placed on probation for one semester.
At the conclusion of the fourth semester of study, or after attempting 100% of the credit hours required for completion of the program, whichever occurs last, the student must have earned a GPA of 2.00 and have completed the requirements for graduation. Students who have not met these standards will be determined to be making unsatisfactory progress. These students will be dismissed unless the student is willing to attend with a status of probation and to receive no financial aid, unless the President determines that there were exceptional, documented mitigating circumstances (i.e., death in the family, sickness of the student, etc.). A student will be permitted to attend with this status for one additional semester with the permission of the President. If the student is unable to complete the program requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 by the end of that semester, the student will be determined to be making unsatisfactory progress and will be dismissed. Course incompletes and withdrawals will be counted as “F” grades for purposes of calculating courses attempted and grade point averages. Failed courses that are repeated will be counted as “F” grades whether or not these courses are passed when taken again.
Courses for which non-punitive grades are granted will not be used in the calculation of grade point average, but will be used in the calculation of credits attempted. When a student is determined to be making unsatisfactory progress, the student may apply for reinstatement after one semester of non-enrollment as a regular student. During this semester, the student must take failed classes and submit a letter to the President describing what coursework has been taken and what progress has been made. The President will make a final decision regarding reinstatement.
Transfer of Credit Disclosure
Although The Professional Golfers Career College is accredited by an agency approved by the U.S. Department of Education, the acceptance of credit by other institutions is unlikely and cannot be guaranteed unless a specific articulation agreement is made between the institutions.
The transferability of credits earned at The Professional Golfers Career College is at the complete discretion of an institution to which students may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree or degree earned at The Professional Golfers Career College is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which students may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree earned at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which students seek to transfer, they may be required to repeat some or all of the coursework at that institution. For this reason students should make certain that their attendance at this institution will meet their educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which they may seek to transfer after attending The Professional Golfers Career College to determine if their credits or degree will transfer.