Grow your opportunities with the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management!

Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2020

Apply now for the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management (ADTM)!

Could two years prepare you for a rewarding career in a dynamic and growing sector? You bet it could! U of G’s renowned ADTM is an intensive, hands-on program designed to prepare you to work in turfgrass settings around the world. Our grads work everywhere, combining the art and science of turfgrass on golf courses, sports fields, in sod production and sales, as well as in residential and commercial lawncare.


Get ready for hands-on learning!

Exciting news for ADTM students – Co-op option has been announced for 2021!

While the summer work semester has always been a requirement of the ADTM program, we’re excited to now be offering the option to add co-op to this unique program. Experiential learning is a hallmark of U of G’s approach to learning, and we’re excited to offer even more opportunities like this for our ADTM students!


Study in state of the art facilities

One of the things that has always made the ADTM so exciting for our students is our close proximity to the Guelph Turfgrass Institute (GTI). The GTI, which has been around since 1987, is being rebuilt even closer to U of G’s main campus, and will feature 5+ acres of research plots! The best part? The new facility will be opening sometime in 2021 – all the more reason to apply to this exciting program!

As always, ADTM students will have access to and continue to work closely with faculty, staff and the industry professionals who conduct research and further the study of turfgrass science.


What will I study?

Your first year will include courses such as:

  • 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


Don’t forget to the fill out the BIF!

You’re Admission to ADTM is determined by a combination of your academic average and faculty evaluation of the required Background Information Form (BIF). Submitting your completed BIF is required, so don’t forget to send it back to us no later than February 17, 2021!

Ready to apply? Head over to the OUAC and submit your application today!

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