Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

University of Guelph cannon covered by turfgrass

The Diploma in Turfgrass Management program is designed to provide students with the skills to succeed in the turfgrass industry. The program utilizes the resources of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute which includes University of Guelph faculty and staff, industry professionals and the grounds, workshop and laboratory facilities of the Institute. Practical and scientific study is combined with a required summer work semester to provide students with a wide range of experience and knowledge.

Want to Know More? Meet current students and faculty.

We're hosting an Plant Science Program Info Night on April 13, 2017 for students interested in learning more about our plant science programs. Chat with our faculty, students and alumni to learn more. Register here.

Admission Requirements

For information on admission requirements, consult the University of Guelph Diploma Program Calendar.

Sample First Year Courses

Semester 1

  • The Turf Industry
  • Plant Biology
  • Turf Equipment
  • Turf Soil Principles
  • Landscape Plants
  • Arboriculture

Semester 2

  • Turf Communication Skills
  • Turf Management I
  • Turf Irrigation and Drainage
  • Computers and Math for Turf
  • Landscape Design
  • Turf Environmental Management

For full course descriptions and a listing of second year courses, check out the diploma program calendar 
here: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/diploma/current/c10/sec_d0e6361.shtml

Life as a Turf Student

Sometimes the best way to learn about a program is through meeting a current student. Learn about Neal's experience as turfgrass management student here.

Career Opportunities

  • Golf course superintendent
  • Sports field manager
  • Sod production and sales manager
  • Lawn care specialist