College Profile: Golf Academy of America-San Diego
San Diego Golf Academy (SDGA), is a two-year golf school accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS). SDGA prepares students for management in the golf industry. San Diego Golf Academy is the oldest golf school in the world. Founded in San Diego, California, in 1974, it has grown to be the largest school of its kind. There are currently five San Diego Golf Academy campuses across the United States: San Diego, California; Orlando, Florida; Phoenix, Arizona; Honolulu, Hawaii; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The San Diego Golf Academy's Associate of Applied/Occupational Business Degree Program is a combined curriculum of golf instruction and business management. The curriculum is designed to provide graduates with the golf education required to manage, or assist in the management of, golf complex operations, including the competence to teach golf techniques.
1950 Camino Vida Roble, Ste. 125
760-734-1208 (financial aid)
MISSION AND PURPOSES OF THE ACADEMY
SDGA is a unique concept in the field of education. It is dedicated to rigorous academic standards as well as enhancement of golf proficiency.
The mission of SDGA is to prepare qualified students for positions in golf complex operations and management. This is achieved through a curriculum that focuses on business management, the golf industry, modern teaching methods, and sound human relations skills. Excellence and continuous improvement in the provision of education and placement are at the core of SDGAs philosophy.
The purposes of the Academy are as follows:
1. To provide students with an educational background in business management and a solid foundation in general education.
2. To prepare students to ultimately assume positions in golf management at a country club, golf facility, or other golf related businesses.
3. To introduce students to the areas of specialization, including equipment technology, modern merchandising, computers for managing business activities and tournaments, and the growth of golf as a game and a business.
4. To teach the essentials of the business of golf and golf game so that students will develop to their full potential in the industry.
5. To prepare students to become effective and innovative golf instructors and managers.
6. To provide educational and training programs that satisfy the needs of students as well as those of the overall golf industry.
7. To expose students to the increasing sophistication of the golf industry and associated demand for multifaceted personnel who are able to assess and promote the objective of the employer(s).
||Private for-profit, 2-year|
||Other academic year|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
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||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Golf Academy of America-San Diego Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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||Student Body Size||No
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||No
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
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