The golf industry is growing rapidly with over 30,000 international clubs looking for trained managers to help their businesses run smoothly. Our Golf Club Operations Certificate puts you at the top of the hiring list and gives you maximum career potential.
This fully-online program gives you personalized learning experiences and flexibility to set your own schedule as you explore our multimedia curriculum, complete with videos, forums and chat rooms. Whether you’re looking to improve your workplace performance, increase your chances of career advancement or pave your way into the industry, our program can help you get there.
What makes this online golf management program so unique?
This 100% online golf management certificate was created in response to requests for flexible golf career development courses and less costly delivery methods. Selkirk College is the first accredited post secondary institution in Canada to offer a comprehensive online certificate in golf club operations management. This program is perfectly suited to existing golf club staff who need to upgrade skills to acquire management positions, to young people wishing to break into the golf industry, or to retired people wanting to pursue a second career at one of Canada’s 2,200 golf clubs. For people wishing to jump start careers in the golf industry, this online certificate is the answer.
What courses do we offer? These are the golf courses offered online:
Overview of Golf Club Operations
Marketing Golf: A Meta-Manual for Club Managers
Human Resources for Golf Clubs
Tournament and Special Event Planning
Food & Beverage: Revenue Management
Golf Shop Operations
Organizational Leadership in the Golf Industry
Accounting for Club Operations Part 1
Accounting for Club Operations Part 2
In addition to complete courses, students can select from dozens of time-efficient learning modules designed to build knowledge and skills for specific workplace assignments (modules take about 1/2 day to complete). Modules and courses employ the most impactful technologies available to make learning effective and fun. Courses will run from November-January and January-March.
How long does it take to complete a course?
This is a matter of how much time you commit to working on the courses. We estimate that you should allow 5 hours per week for reading the course materials, completing the quizzes or cases and contacting others in courses that hold formal or informal discussion groups on line. Each week is designed as a new module and 10 modules will make up a course. Some weeks you may spend much more than the 5 hours and in some weeks less than that. Your goal should be to complete a course in 10 weeks, although there are 12 weeks available.
What are the admission requirements?
How much do textbooks cost?
For textbook cost and to order you textbook, contact the Selkirk College Bookstore.
Can my prior work and life experience count toward the online certificate?
In some instances, particularly for people applying to Selkirk College who have attained college-level learning through means other than formal courses. If credit is granted, students are still required to pay full course fees. If you feel you have a case to apply for a prior learning assessment (PLA), carefully analyze course outlines and assemble past knowledge and experience acquired that match course content. Credits obtained through PLAs can reduce the amount of time needed to earn the certificate, as such, they are strong incentives to continue your post secondary education.
Are courses from other colleges or universities transferable?
If you have successfully completed a course at another accredited post secondary institution that is substantively the same in terms of learning outcomes and course content, you can apply for advance credit. If you have completed such a course, send us a copy of your official transcript and a course description so we may make an assessment as to course content similarities. If credit is granted, the course in question would count toward the Selkirk College certificate program and there would be no fees charged for that course. Credits obtained through institutional course transfers can reduce the amount of time and expense needed to earn your certificate, as such, they are strong incentives to continue your post secondary education. Selkirk College has a progressive policy about PLAs that recognizes the wisdom of reducing needless duplication.
What is the tuition refund policy if I can't complete a course?