X. Associate Diploma Programs

Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

Turfgrass management is a dynamic sector with opportunities 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 collaborative resources of the University of Guelph faculty and staff, industry professionals and the grounds, workshop and laboratory facilities of the Guelph Turfgrass 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 Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management is offered 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.

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

Students are required to work full time for at least 15 weeks 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. Students in a nonconventional stream must complete the formal learning contract before beginning the 15-week work experience. Academic requirements for the work semester as indicated in the course description of DTM*3100, Current Turf Practices.

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Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1