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 Information

University of Guelph

Office of Open Learning and Educational Support



Contact: Open Learning and Educational Support

Tel: (519) 767-5000
Fax: (519)-824-1114
E-Mail: Info [at] OpenEduoguelph [dot] ca

The University of Guelph is the primary institutional provider of turfgrass related research and educational programming in Ontario, and the only Ontario based school who's programs satisfy all four of the CGSA's recognized program categories (A,B,C, and D)

2020 Turf Managers’ Short Course (TMSC)

Online Horticulture Studies at the University of Guelph www.GuelphHort.com

Turf Managers’ Short Course  (4 week intensive training)  www.turfmanagers.ca

Ontario Turfgrass Symposium (2 day conference) www.TurfSymposium.ca
February 21-22, 2018

University of Guelph 
Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management Program
Contact: Stephen Fleischauer
Program Director,
Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management (ADTM)

Tel: 519 824 4120 x 56886
Fax: 519 767 1704
email: sfleisch [at] uoguelph [dot] ca

The Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program is designed to provide a strong grounding in Turfgrass Management including Plant Biology, Soil Science, and Communication Skills. The two-year Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management program is offered at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph campus.

Future students are welcome to explore this website's information about the program and its opportunities.

Current students can find information to help navigate through the diploma requirements, academic policies, regulations and procedures.


Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

Sample First Year Courses

Guelph Turfgrass Institute

Rm. 114, G.M. Frost Research and Information Centre
328 Victoria Road South, Guelph ON N1L 0H2


Contact: Cam Shaw 
Communications and Outreach Coordinator
Guelph Turfgrass Institute and 2012 CGSA/TORO Future Superintendent of the Year Winner

Phone: 519.824.4120 ext. 52784
Fax 519-766-1704
E-Mail: cshaw12 [at] uoguelph [dot] ca



Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning (D)
3199 Lakeshore Blvd. West
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K8

Tanya Olsen

Tel: (416) 675-6622 ext. 5941

Fax: (416) 252-8842
tanya [dot] olsen [at] humber [dot] ca

Horticulture Science Certificate, four-course program

The certificate program provides a solid foundation in order to successfully pursue a career in the horticulture industry. Topics include botany, plant identification, tree and shrub care, general culture of plants, and turf management.

Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens and School of Horticulture
(D- 36 month program)
PO Box 150
Niagara Falls, ON
L2E 6T2

Contact: Sue Clarke, James Smith
Tel: (905) 356-8554 ext. 223, ext. 255
Fax: (905) 356-5488

sclarke [at] niagaraparks [dot] com
jsmith [at] niagaraparks [dot] com

School of Horticulture Program, three-year program

The program is a blend of academic and practical work experience offered at the Botanical Gardens located at Ontario's Niagara Parks. Practical training is completed within the Niagara Parks Botanical Gardens, the Niagara Parks Greenhouses, and through a self-directed internship.

Seneca College (C)
13990 Dufferin Street North
King City, ON
L7B 1B3
Contact: Ted Tom
Tel: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 55159
Fax: (905) 833-2085
ted [dot] tom [at] senecac [dot] on [dot] ca

Environmental Landscape Management, two-year program

This program combines practical experience with co–op education and work–term placements. Graduates will find opportunities with landscape companies, horticultural nursery and greenhouse operations, municipal parks departments and conservation authorities, golf courses and tourist resorts.

St. Clair College (C, D)
2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, ON
N9A 6S4
Contact: John Lein
Tel: (519) 972-2727 ext. 4344
Fax: (519) 972-2743
jlein [at] stclaircollege [dot] ca

Landscape Horticulture, two-year program

This program has two streams. The Design/Construction stream focuses on landscape design, planning and installation. Horticulture focuses on the growing of plants. Students work on maintenance and installation of the college's 100 acre campus arboretum and at various other sites.