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Accreditation and Continuing Education Units

Certificate of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the Turf Managers’ Short Course, you will receive a University of Guelph Certificate of Achievement. A Summary of your grades for each section of the course is mailed to you. An official transcript is available if needed.

Course Accreditation

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

In 2017, the Turf Managers’ Short Course is approved for 10.5 GCSAA education points. These education points are applicable towards Class A and certification entry and renewal for GCSAA members.
Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

Canadian Golf Superintendents Association

The 2017 Turf Managers’ Short Course is approved for 105 Continuing Education Credits from the CGSA.

Maintaining Golf Courses Certificate

Maintaining Golf Courses Certificate

Graduates of the Turf Managers’ Short Course receive two courses of credit transfer towards the Maintaining Golf Courses certificate offered by Open Learning and Educational Support at the University of Guelph. These credits include the Turf Management and Weed Management in Turf courses.

Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management

The Turf Managers Short Course is granted credit value (1.0 non-specific credit) towards the Associate Diploma in Turfgrass Management offered at the University of Guelph.

IPM Council of Canada

The 2017 Turf Managers’ Short Course is is accredited with 67 Continuing Education Credits from the IPM Council of Canada.

Awards

Ontario Golf Superintendents’ Association Turfgrass Education Scholarships

The Ontario Golf Superintendents’ Association awards a scholarship ($1300 in 2017) and membership in the OGSA to the student with the highest overall class mark. The student must be a resident of Ontario and be employed at a golf course in Ontario. No application is necessary for this scholarship.

The OGSA also has 3 Assistant Superintendent awards (Hugh Kirkpatrick Bursaries) – TMSC students must have a ‘Class C’ OGSA membership to apply.

Awards

Professional Lawn Care Association Awards

The Professional Lawn Care Association of Ontario offers two awards to the two top students with the highest overall marks at the annual Turf Managers’ Short Course. Both award recipients must work in the professional lawn care industry.

Dr. J. L. Eggens Scholarship

This $500 scholarship will be awarded to the participant who exhibits both leadership and academic proficiency as chosen by fellow classmates, subject to approval by course instructors. The scholarship will be awarded at the course banquet and the recipient’s name will be affixed to a plaque which hangs in the foyer of the GTI.

Sports Turf Canada Scholarship

Sports Turf Canada offers a $1000 Robert W. Sheard Scholarship annually. TMSC participants may apply if they are Canadian citizens and have worked for a Sports Turf Canada employer.

Western Canada Turfgrass Association

The Western Canada Turfgrass Association offers monetary awards to students enrolled in an accredited Turfgrass Management Program or equivalent. Application deadline is in January each year.

Nursery Sod Growers Association of Ontario Scholarship

NSGA Scholarship Goal is to invest in the future of the Ontario Nursery Sod Industry through education and training. Application deadline is December 31 each year for the $750 scholarship.