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Program summary: Two year Horticulture Technology diploma majoring in Turf Management Training turf managers primarily for golf course and athletic field.

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1 Program summary: Two year Horticulture Technology diploma majoring in Turf Management Training turf managers primarily for golf course and athletic field maintenance management Located in Langley, BC

2 Why do I need a Kwantlen Turfgrass Management diploma? StandardQuality Student experience ReputationResults

3 Standard Turfgrass Management diploma is recognized Canadian minimum standard education to become a Golf Course Superintendent, Assistant, or Sportsfield Manager

4 Quality Progression of theory to practice to application Small class size for good learning environment Staff with practical industry experience Onsite 3-hole golf course Field Lab

5 Student experience Kwantlen is only Canadian turf school with climate f or year round use of Field Lab, industry visits and golf Close turfgrass industry interaction Strong Turf Club provides for great social activity and funds students WCTA conference attendance EI funding and local PT work readily available Smooth transition from graduation to career

6 Reputation Our graduates are valued by industry for their solid turfgrass management skills

7 Results Excellent job placement success history for our graduates Usual progression of graduate to: TechnicianForemanAssistantSuperintendent

8 Kwantlen Turfgrass Alumni Superintendents: KamloopsRoyalwoodNorthlands Port AlberniStorey CreekHazelmere Predator RidgeSun PeaksMetchosin Mountain ViewThe DunesBurro Hills Hirsch CreekBowen IslandPrinceton Crown IsleShuswap LakeBelmont Kings Links

9 Kwantlen Turfgrass Alumni Assistants KamloopsStorey Creek BelmontTwo Eagles NorthlandsHillview KenoraCedar Hill FairwindsSunshine Coast Sun PeaksSeymour

10 Kwantlen Turfgrass Alumni Sports Turf Managers: Prince GeorgeSurrey CoquitlamSurrey Schools New WestminsterNorth Vancouver KelownaKamloops PentictonLangley Township ChilliwackNanaimo

11 The Turf Management Graduating Class of 2007 went to: Superintendent – Burro Hills Assistant, Kings Links Assistant – Storey Creek Assistant – Hillview Foreman - Sun Peaks Foreman - Kenora Construction – New Zealand Assistant – Mabel Lake From left to right: Tim Holt, Scott Longstaffe, Nicole Wiwchar, Kyle Knox, Rob Jensen, Mike Kiener, Stan Kazymerchyk, Scott Webster, Lee Darnbrough

12 Equipment Operation

13 Cultural operations

14 Golf Green Maintenance

15 Turfgrass ID and Selection

16 Soils

17 Home Reno Makeover

18 IPM

19 Drainage & Construction

20 Irrigation

21 Grounds Machinery Maintenance

22 Human Resource Management

23 Athletic Fields

24 Synthetic Turf Uses

25 Environmental Issues

26 Kwantlen Field Labs

27 Students at Work on KUC Golf Course

28 Turf Club Activities

29 Kwantlen Students at 2004 WCTA Turf Conference

30 2010 WCTA Conference

31 Ready to advance your career? Stan Kazymerchyk Turfgrass Management Instructor


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