Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

University of Guelph, Main Campus

Turfgrass Management is a dynamic and growing sector. Launch your career in golf course management, municipal parks operations, sod production, and turfgrass management supply and sales, with an Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management. Utilize the extensive facilities of the campus and the Guelph Turfgrass Institute. Combine practical and scientific study with hands-on learning, field trips and a summer internship. Graduates are in high demand. Approach your learning hands-on, with support from U of G faculty and industry professionals, to become a knowledgeable, self-reliant and competitive contributor to the growing turfgrass industry, and enjoy a successful career with global opportunities.

Application Note: Admission is determined by a combination of your academic average and faculty evaluation of the required Background Information Form (BIF).

Transfer Opportunities: Transfer opportunities to degree programs are available for Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management students with a cumulative average of 70% or higher. You may qualify for acceptance into a degree program with advanced standing.

Your First Year

  • The Turf Industry
  • Turf Management I
  • Turf Environmental Management
  • Turf Soil Principles
  • Turf Irrigation and Drainage
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Plants
  • Arboriculture
  • Plant Biology
  • Turf Communication Skills
  • Turf Equipment
  • Computer and Math for Turf

Sample Careers

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

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