British Columbia

The following key has been used to designate the type of program(s) offered at each school: A - graduate program; B - four-year program; C - two-year program; D - other, which includes one-year programs, short courses and related options.


School and Location Contact Information Course Details
Kwantlen Polytechnic University 
School of Horticulture
12666 72nd Ave.
Surrey, BC
V3W 2M8
Contact: David Davidson
Tel: (604) 599-3259
Fax: (604) 599-3330
Email: david [dot] davidson [at] kpu [dot] ca


Diploma in Horticulture Technology, specialization in Turf Management

2 years, 4 semesters

Horticulture Technology - Turf Management: Diploma

Turf management students participate in provincial and national industry conferences, establishing networks of industry and alumni contacts that support their career development. On campus, students play a role in the management of the turf field lab with golf greens, tees, fairways, home lawns, and park style lawn areas.

Graduates are managing golf courses in all parts of the province. Many have successful careers with municipal parks departments managing sports fields. In addition to turf management, the program includes tree care (arboriculture) and a number of turf management graduates are successful arborists.

Selkirk College (D)
10th Street Campus
820 10th Street
Nelson, BC
V1L 3C7
Contact: Steve Bareham, Gary Lettner
Tel: (250) 352-6601 ext. 11326
Email: sbareham [at] selkirk [dot] ca, gerrylettner521 [at] gmail [dot] com

Golf Club Operations Certificate, 10-course program

The certificate program is a fully-online program that allows student to become proficient in financial controls, food and beverage controls, human resources, industry leadership, manager financial tools, marketing strategies, golf shop operations, tournament and special event planning and, turfgrass management.