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.
For More Information
Please contact your Co-op Coordinator or Co-op Advisor (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
Co-op Coordinator, Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management Programs & Associate Diploma Programs
Co-operative Education & Career Services
DTM Co-op Advisor
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!