Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

University of Guelph, Main Campus

Mandatory co-op.

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.

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

Transfer Opportunities: You can transfer from DTM to a degree program at the University of Guelph if you have a cumulative average of 75% or higher.  You may qualify for advanced standing.

Background Information Form (BIF) 

Applicants are required to submit a Background Information Form (BIF) as part of their application to the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program. The BIF will be considered in conjunction with academics to determine admissibility.  The BIF becomes available in December and the recommended submission deadline is February 17, 2022.  Applications and documents received after this date will be considered as space allows. 

Estimated Cutoff Ranges 

Admission is determined through a combination of academic grades and the Background Information Form (BIF).  Your admission average of 60% or higher will be calculated using Grade 12 or equivalent (4U, 4M or 4C courses only), and the BIF. 

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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