The following key has been used to designate the type of program(s) offered at each school: A - graduate program; B - four-year program; C - two-year program; D - other, which includes one-year programs, short courses and related options.


School and Location Contact Information Course Details

Olds College
4500-50th Street
Olds, AB
T4H 1R6

Contact: Jason Pick
Instructor, Golf Course Management
Tel: (403) 556-8243
Fax: (403) 556-4713
E-Mail: jpick [at] oldscollege [dot] ca


Length of Programs offered:
27 Weeks, 24 Months, 48 Months. (Certificate, Diploma & Degree) 

No longer teach on campus in Sept -  Dec, Intake is now Jan-May on campus followed by May-October field schools and internships

Please click links below for an outline of the Programs:

“The program is structured differently so that students work through the entire golf season; this is a benefit to both the student and the golf courses. The students will now be working and learning in October when the courses are put to bed. We are happy to be student mentors. There is a shortage of skilled professionals in our industry and golf courses scramble to grab graduates from Olds College. The programs are filled with options and will definitely help propel a student’s career.”

Dustin Zdan – Superintendent Connaught Golf Club

Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre
4500 - 50th Street
Olds, AB
T4H 1R6


Contact: Katie Dodson
Research Specialist - Turfgrass
Tel: (403) 507-7947
Fax: (403) 556-4713
E-Mail: kdodson [at] oldscollege [dot] ca
About PTRC
The Prairie Turfgrass Research Centre is a long standing joint partnership between Olds College/Olds College Centre for Innovation (OCCI) and the industry led Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation (ATRF). The PTRC was formed in 1989 and has effectively provided a “home” for turfgrass research in the Canadian Prairie Provinces.