New Turfgrass Management Program Tees Off at Olds College
Imagine spending the summer on the golf course and getting paid as well. For students looking for a career in the field of Golf Course Management, the path to this reality just got a whole lot easier. The Turfgrass Management Program at Olds College recently announced major changes intended to benefit students and industry alike.
Previously, the Turfgrass Management Program included two standard semesters per year. However, this kept students tied up in the classroom during the working season. To remedy this situation, the program now offers 15 weeks of classroom training which will tee off in January, followed by a full season of hands-on experience working for a variety of golf courses.
“By having our residency begin in January, our students are not in the classroom during their work season,” says Ian Morrow of the Turfgrass Management Program at Olds College. “They will do all on-campus learning before they are needed by employers on the golf course. Students can make money for the entire season, and employers can hire students who are being trained for a career, not just a summer or seasonal job.”
It’s a win-win situation for both students and businesses, thanks to the network of industry partners that Olds College has developed to help provide the internship component of the curriculum. This above par program teaches all aspects of Golf Course Management, including irrigation, wetland conservation, environmental management, golf course design, construction and renovation, golf course management, equipment management, and the list goes on.
Whether you’re enrolling for a 4 year Applied Degree in Golf Course Management, or choose to exit at the two or one year Diploma or Certificate Programs, you can rest assured you’ll be able to put to use the skills and training you receive while spending more time on the green.
Schools Mentioned: Olds College