Olds College Campus News Jan 2018

Campus news this week from Olds College provides an update on enrollment, current students,  internships and field schools, as well as the Turf Science Certificate!

For our January intake this year, our numbers have once again reached capacity with a healthy waiting list.  We’ve welcomed thirty two new first year students this week, and another twenty eight 2nd year students back on campus.  Our Bachelor of Applied Science students topped 16 this year, contributing to 8% of turf professionals in industry soon to hold this credential.

As you see in the photo, programming is highly collaborative, utilizing the newest technologies to raise the bar for golf course managers across the country.   

All together, we’re happy to have welcomed 70+ new and returning turfies back to campus!

The 2018 Olds College Turf Bowl Team has been assembled! 

From left to righ below: Michael Davis, Fergus Butt, Justin Smidt, Robert Balcom, and our sponsor Marie Thorne seen here at the Alberta Property Managers conference in Canmore, AB.   


Our team consists of 4th year BASc. students in their directed field studies.  As representatives of Olds College and Syngenta, they are afforded accommodation and flights to San Antonio for the duration of the GCSAA (GIS) Conference! The team have been studying hard since the study guide came out in early November, with hopes of reaching the podium among up to 77 other Turf Schools competing.  A challenge for our Canadian cool season students, we will build upon our Canadian experience to include into American products, species and challenges of warm season growing environments.  

The next offering of the 100% online Turf Science Certificate, began again on October 9th. The first of 3 levels of education offering a specialization in golf, Parks and Sportsturf, our intake this year has tripled since its first offering with twenty students enrolled, and approaching capacity.  If you are working full time,  this accessible training program has been designed to meet your busy schedule. 

 To learn more, check the Program Overview LINK.    

LINK - Turf Science Certificate 

LINK - Turfgrass Management Diploma

LINK - Golf Course Management Applied Degree

For more information about our Turfgrass diploma, and degree programs at Olds College, check out our website http://www.oldscollege.ca/programs/horticulture/turfgrass/