University of Guelph 2003-2004 Diploma Program Calendar

X--Associate Diploma Programs, Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

Turfgrass management is a dynamic and growing sector across Canada and throughout the world. The Diploma in Turfgrass Management is a focused curriculum that will provide students with the skills to succeed in this competitive industry. The program utilizes the collablorative 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. The Diploma in Turfgrass Management is offered only at the Guelph campus and prepares students for a variety of career opportunities including golf course management, lawn care, sports field management, parks management, sod production and related supply and service businesses.

All courses in the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management are restricted to students enrolled in the program.

All students are required to work full time for at least 15 weeks in the summer following winter semester 2. Work must be in the field of turfgrass management. In semester 2, students must seek, interview for and secure employment in consultation with the program coordinator. Prior to the end of semester 2, students must complete fall semester 3 pre-registration and a formal learning contract among themselves, the employer and the program coordinator. Academic requirements for the work semester at indicated in the course description of DTM*3100, Current Turf Practices.

Required Courses

Semester 1 - Fall

DTM*1000 [0.50] The Turf Industry

DTM*1100 [0.50] Plant Biology

DTM*1200 [0.50] Turf Equipment

DTM*1300 [0.50] Turf Soil Principles

DTM*1400 [0.50] Landscape Plants

DTM*1500 [0.50] Communication Skills

Semester 2 - Winter

DTM*2000 [0.50] Turf Management I

DTM*2100 [0.50] Turf Irrigation and Drainage

DTM*2200 [0.50] Computers and Math for Turf

DTM*2300 [0.50] Business and Finance for Turf

DTM*2400 [0.50] Landscape Design

DTM*2500 [0.50] Arboriculture

Semester 3 - Fall

DTM*3000 [0.50] Turf Management II

DTM*3100 [0.50] Current Turf Practices

DTM*3200 [0.50] Turf Diseases

DTM*3300 [0.50] Turf Insects and Weeds

DTM*3400 [0.50] Landscape Construction

0.50 elective credits

Semester 4 - Winter

DTM*4000 [0.50] Turf Management III

DTM*4100 [0.50] Turf Environmental Management

DTM*4200 [0.50] Golf Course Design and Construction

DTM*4300 [0.50] Turf Case Studies

DTM*4400 [0.50] Human Resources Management

0.50 elective credits


Students in Turfgrass Managment are required to take 1.00 elective credits, 0.50 credits in each of semesters 3 and 4, selected from this list.

Semester 3

DTM*3600 [0.50] Computer Assisted Design

DTM*3800 [0.50] Special Study Project

Independent Study Course 64, The Naturalized Landscape

Semester 4

DTM*3600 [0.50] Computer Assisted Design

DTM*3800 [0.50] Special Study Project

Independent Study Course 762, Marketing Management

Independent Study Course 765, Retail Management

Independent Study Course 766, Business Law for Golf Managers

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Last revised: 14 May 2003

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