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Tee up your career in golf course operations

Golf Industry Management Ontario College Diploma program

Unique two-year program. Learn on leading technology in our indoor instructional golf lab. Build your network and more!

Program code GLFI
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma
Delivery Full-time

Program information

Program description

This program is designed to prepare students for exciting employment opportunities in the $15 billion Canadian golf industry, both on the golf course and off. Theoretical concepts taught in the classroom are blended with practical learning opportunities gained through exposure to various golf facilities. At the golf course level, students examine the many aspects of golf operations such as agronomy, hospitality, retail and golf event planning. Away from the golf course, students have the opportunity to explore a variety of career paths at facilities that support the game. Students gain professional and managerial skills for industry and self-employment, as well as practical experience through participation in a work term and extensive field trips to golf courses and golf industry properties

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Golf Industry Management program?

Golf Industry Management admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

What career paths can I take in golf course operations?

Your Golf Industry Management diploma gives you many career opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared for a competitive employment environment and are equipped with the necessary competencies to achieve employment in a variety of positions. Positions may include but are not limited to Golf Professional, Pro Shop Manager, Retail Manager, and Equipment Sales Representative. Graduates are prepared for a career progression in a variety of on-course and off-course golf industry pathways. Examples include:

On-Course – Director of Golf / Head Professional, Golf Instructor, General Manager, Clubhouse Manager, Course Superintendent, and Food and Beverage Manager

Off-Course – Golf Equipment Sales and Management, Golf Technology, Retail Management, Entrepreneurship, and a wide range of opportunities that are within and support the golf industry    

Why study Golf Industry Management at Georgian?

Our two-year diploma program combines unique curriculum and a co-op experience designed to prepare you for a successful career in the diverse and competitive Canadian golf industry. Program highlights include:

  • job-ready in two years
  • state-of-the-art indoor golf instructional lab (HD golf simulator, V1 teaching software, TOMI putting analysis)
  • field trips to numerous golf properties, associations and manufacturers
  • additional industry certifications included in the curriculum
  • playing privileges at many local golf courses

Students enrolled in Georgian’s Golf Industry Management program are eligible to receive equivalencies for a number of courses within the Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of Canada Training Academy. A grade of 70 per cent or higher in each course is required. Full details can be found on the PGA of Canada website.

PGA Canada

What courses are included in the Golf Industry Management diploma program?

Course overview

19 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Golf Industry Management program outline.

  • COMP 1058 – Technology in Administration
  • GOLF 1003 – Golf Industry Networking
  • GOLF 2001 – Golf Skills Development 1
  • GOLF 2003 – Introduction to the Golf Industry
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.

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