Program Spotlight: Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2019

Switching gears from our bachelor’s degree programs – today we’re sharing the five main facts about our Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management.

1. What is an Associate Diploma?

Our Associate Diplomas provide both applied and practical education on the latest technologies in a specific field. Students will gain industry experience through classroom lectures, labs and through exposure to research.

These programs are typically two years and include an industry work placement. For a complete list of our Associate Diploma programs visit our website.

2. Experience hands-on learning

Our Turfgrass Management program utilizes University of Guelph faculty, staff and industry professionals as well as the resources of the Guelph Turfgrass Institute including the grounds, workshops and laboratory facilities of the Institute.

You will combine practical and scientific study with hands-on learning through field trips, projects and a summer internship. Visit the program page on our website to check out sample first year courses.

3. Look forward to exciting career opportunities

Turfgrass management is a dynamic and growing industry. Those who study at the Guelph Turfgrass Institute can look forward to a successful career with global opportunities in:

  • Sports field management
  • Consulting
  • Golf course superintending
  • Lawn care
  • Sod production
  • Sales

4. Transfer opportunities are available

Turfgrass Management students with a cumulative average of 70% or higher may qualify for acceptance into a degree program with advanced standing. Visit the Admission Services website for more information.

5. Study on the U of G main campus

While U of G offers several Associate Diploma programs, Turfgrass Management is the only one that allows you to study on the main University of Guelph campus. This means that during your two years of study, you can join clubs, play intramurals, dine on campus, take advantage of student supports and truly get the university experience.

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Join the internationally renowned Ontario Agricultural College and study Turfgrass Management at the University of Guelph. If you are interested in this program, be sure to visit our website and don’t forget to fill out our Background Information Form.

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