DTM Co-op

Students starting the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program (starting in fall 2022 or later) must complete a required summer co-op term between first and second year. Practical and scientific study, combined with a required summer co-op work term (paid), provides students with a wide range of practical experiences, knowledge, and networking opportunities.

Students are required register for the COOP*1120 Introduction to Cooperative Education preparatory course in their first semester (in addition to the other DTM courses in the schedule of studies).

Throughout semester 1 and 2, students will work with the DTM Program Manager (Co-op Advisor) and University of Guelph’s Experiential Learning Hub (Co-op Coordinator) to seek out, interview for, and secure their co-op position. During their co-op work term, students are required to work full time for minimum 15 weeks following winter semester 2. The co-op work term must be an approved position in the field of turfgrass management. Prior to the end of semester 2, students must outline a series of personal learning goals to complete during their co-op work term. 

Successful completion of the co-op is a requirement for graduation.

The Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management co-op program prepares students for a variety of career opportunities including golf course management, lawn care, sports field management, parks management, landscaping, sod production and related supply and service industry positions.

Please see the Co-op and Career Services website for information on Co-op Work Term Report requirements.

International students should investigate obtaining a co-op work permit shortly after accpeting an offer of admission. Information about this can be found on the Co-op website. Contact the International Student Advisors with questions relating to permits. 

For More Information

Please contact your Co-op Coordinator or Co-op Advisor (contact information below) or visit the Co-operative and Career Services website. For details about your schedule of studies, please refer to your Associate Diploma Calendar

DTM Co-op Coordinator

Hope Long
Co-op Coordinator, Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Programs & Associate Diploma Programs
(mobile) 226-962-3261
Co-operative Education & Career Services

DTM Co-op Advisor

Cameron Shaw
519-824-4120, Ext. 56886
ECBL (The Bovey Building), Room 1237
Office hours by appointment

Potential Co-op Employers

Post your job on the Experience Guelph website!