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Copyright 1999,
Lethbridge Community College

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Last updated:
September 22, 1999

 

PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT
- two year diploma / post-diploma certificate
- starts in September
- semesters are 12 weeks in length

This program is recognized and fully accredited by the Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association (CPGA), the governing body for golf professionals in Canada and is requirement of the CPGA ELITE program.

The need for proper management of golf professional shops at public and private courses is becoming increasingly evident in today’s society. The rate at which the golf industry is expanding makes it the fastest growing recreational activity in North America. The desire for people to play golf continues to escalate at a rate which makes it difficult to provide trained golf professionals to meet the demand in all aspects of the golf profession.

The Business Administration (Professional Golf Management) two year diploma and one-year, post-diploma certificate programs are academically demanding programs. They prepare graduates for opportunities to work with people and help them in learning to enjoy the game of golf.

These programs are offered over eight 12 week terms consisting of three Fall terms, three Winter terms, and two Spring terms over a three year period. Students apply directly to the Business Administration (Professional Golf Management) program. The program includes courses which lead to a Business Administration Diploma (with a major in Professional Golf Management); and a post-diploma Certificate of Specialization in Professional Golf Management. Students are encouraged to begin their apprentice program during the summers between the academic years.

IMPORTANT DATES

 
Fall

Winter

Spring
Fees Due August 27, 1999 Nov. 29, 1999
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Lectures Begin Sept. 27, 1999 Jan. 4, 2000
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Add/Drop Period Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 1999 Jan. 4-11, 2000
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Last day to Withdraw Nov. 29, 1999 March 28, 2000
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Last Day of Lectures December 13, 1999 April 20, 2000
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Practicum Placement
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300 hours
No Classes Oct .11, Nov. 11 Feb. 21, 2000 May 22, July 3
Final Exams Dec. 14-17, 1999 April 24-27, 2000
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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

New students are accepted into the Business Administration (Professional Golf Management) Diploma or Certificate of Specialization in Professional Golf Management for the Fall term only.

TWO-YEAR BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA (WITH A MAJOR IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT)
Academic Requirements

Applicants are required to have an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with a minimum of 60% in Applied Math 30 or Pure Math 30 and English 30 or English 33 and 60% in Math 30 or Math 33 (equivalencies accepted).

Applicants seeking admission under the Alternate Admissions criteria must achieve a minimum 60th percentile in Reading, Sentence Skills, and Arithmetic and 65 percentile in Elementary Algebra sections of the Computerized Placement Test or equivalent.

Non-academic Requirements
Male applicants must have a Royal Canadian Golfers’ Association (RCGA) certified handicap of 9 or under and must submit a signed RCGA handicap card. Female applicants will require a certified handicap of 18 or under. Applicants may also be required to submit computer score differentials to confirm handicap level. A playing test may be required upon request.

Professional Suitability
Candidates must submit a personal resume outlining previous golf experience, with at least two references. Applicants who meet the minimum requirements may be asked for a personal interview to find the successful entrants.

ONE-YEAR CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT
Academic Requirements

Applicants are required to have successfully completed the two-year Diploma in Business Administration with a major in Professional Golf Management.

PROGRAM FEES

 
YEAR I
YEAR II
YEAR III
Tuition
$3645
$3633
$3230
Studentsı Association
$84
$89
$72
Books and Supplies
$1022
$803
$683
TOTAL FEES
$4757
$4530
$3985

All fees are approximate and are based on a full credit load for each program (the number of credits may depend upon the elective courses selected) and is subject to change. Costs of books and supplies are estimated. Supply costs include only the specialized materials and equipment needed for the program and not basic stationery supplies. The LCC Studentsı Association fees are subject to change. For more detailed information on tuition fee calculation and other fees, students are advised to consult the FEES section of this Calendar.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT

Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply related employment, volunteer, educational or training experiences toward the completion of the program. For information on Prior Learning Assessment, students should contact the Registrarıs Office.

GRADUATION

Upon successful completion of the Diploma and Certificate, students may apply for advanced credit of two years toward the CPGA Apprentice Training Program. Students graduating from this program must also complete applicable CPGA playing ability requirements, three CPGA business seminars and three apprenticeship summers (credit for two summers may be earned for PGM 140 and PGM 240 (Internship I and II) if the students register with the CPGA concurrently) prior to writing their CPGA Class A exam. Successful completion of all criteria would allow students to write the Class A exam.

  • Students who complete the CPGA entry play ability test are required to pay CPGA initiation and annual fees. Exact fee amounts vary by province of registry.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates of this program, along with successful completion of CPGA requirements, would be eligible to apply for positions in the golf industry in Canada as head professional, associate professional, or an assistant professional in any CPGA facility.

  • Graduates of the program have stated that the program had greatly improved their chances of getting a job (90%).
  • Internship has proven to be successful. Last year we placed every students that wanted employment in the golf industry.
  • 92% of the graduates surveyed stated that they were satisfied with the quality of teaching, relevance of the courses and overall educational experiences.

TRANSFER AGREEMENTS

None available at this time.

CURRICULUM

A course’s hours per week may vary to fit the 12-week term length when adapted from the 16-week standard term length.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION DIPLOMA
(SPECIALIZING IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT)
Year I Fall Term (12 weeks) Hours/Week Credits
BUS 170 Introduction to Management (6-0) 4
BUS 173 Information Management and Applications (0-7) 5
MKT 188 Marketing (7-0) 5
MTH 121 Business Math (0-7) 5
PGM 160 Golf Management I (4-0) 3
PGM 161 Golf Management II (3-0) 2
Total 24 credits

Year I Winter Term (12 weeks) Hours/Week Credits
BUS 166 Business Law (4-0) 3
ECN 181 Microeconomics (7-0) 5
ENG 156 Business Writing (4-0) 3
MKT 279 Applied Sales (4-0) 3
PGM 150 Careers & Orientation to CPGA (2-0) 1
PGM 162 Golf Management III (3-0) 2
PRS 155 Speech (4-0) 3
Total 20 credits

Year I Spring Term (12 weeks) Total Hours Credits
PGM 140 Internship I 300 3
Year II Fall Term (12 weeks) Hours/Week Credits
ACC 171 Introduction to Financial Accounting I (7-0) 5
BUS 268 Organizational Behaviour (7-0) 5
ECN 253 Macroeconomics (7-0) 5
MKT 288 Marketing Management (7-0) 5
PGM 263 Golf Management IV (4-0) 3
Total 23 credits

Year II Winter Term (12 weeks) Hours/Week Credits
ACC 173 Introduction to Financial Accounting II (7-0) 5
BUS 174 Problem Analysis (4-0) 3
BUS 177 Entrepreneurship (5-0) 3
MKT 277 Merchandise Administration (7-0) 5
MKT 290 Marketing Research (7-0) 5
PGM 264 Golf Management V (4-0) 3
Total 24 credits

Year II Spring Term (12 weeks) Total Hours Credits
PGM 240 Internship II 300 3

CERTIFICATE OF SPECIALIZATION IN PROFESSIONAL GOLF MANAGEMENT (POST-DIPLOMA)
Year III Fall Term (12 weeks) Hours/Week Credits
BUS 269 Management Communications (5-0) 3
BUS 298 Human Resource Management (7-0) 5
FAD 150 Safety Oriented First Aid and CPR (1.5-1.5) 2
PED 155 Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology (8-0) 6
PGM 180 Food and Beverage Management I (3-0) 2
PGM 261 Golf Management VI (4-0) 3
Total 21 credits

Year III Winter Term (12 weeks) Hours/Week Credits
BUS 292 Business Finance (7-0) 5
MKT 283 Advertising (7-0) 5
PGM 156 Turf Management I (3-0) 2
PGM 262 Golf Management VII (4-0) 3
PGM 280 Food and Beverage Management II (3-0) 2
Total 17 credits

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