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Agricultural Drip/Micro Design
Advanced | Agriculture (16 CEUs)
Design efficient, economic irrigation systems for orchards and row crops. Two full days cover design procedures, crop requirements, filtration, pumping, pressure regulation, emitter/sprayer selection and emission uniformity. Recommended review for the certified irrigation designer exam (Drip/Micro Specialty).
Agricultural Irrigation Specialist
Advanced | Agriculture (13 CEUs)
Master principles of irrigation system management for surface (furrow and border strip) and pressurized (micro and sprinkler) systems. Targeted at dealers, regulators and farmers, this 1½-day session includes irrigation volume and frequency, evapotranspiration and crop coefficients, scheduling and salinity effects. Recommended review for the certified agricultural irrigation specialist exam.
Center Pivot Design
Advanced | Agriculture (16 CEUs)
For the experienced irrigator, this class will enhance understanding of center pivot design and system management. Two full days cover the theory and practical applications of system design, including nozzle selection, application rates and scheduling. Recommended class preparation includes Principles of Irrigation.
Principles of Irrigation: Agriculture
Intermediate | Agriculture (16 CEUs)
Master fundamental theory and application principles for agriculture in this intensive session for experienced irrigators (taught in Imperial units). Two full days cover soil-water-plant relationships, advanced hydraulics, electricity, pumps, specialty valves and irrigation equipment. Recommended review for the certified irrigation designer general agriculture exam.
Turf & Landscape
Advanced Landscape Irrigation Design & Management
Advanced | Landscape & Golf (8 CEUs)
Improve landscape water efficiency with better design, including uniformity, equipment selection and technology. This full-day session will address advanced concepts for irrigation designers, contractors, water purveyors, suppliers and other irrigation professionals.
Landscape Irrigation Wiring Practices & Grounding
Intermediate | Landscape & Golf (4 CEUs)
Master wiring for today’s sophisticated control systems. This half-day session will cover different types of transformers, proper phasing (primary and secondary), diagnosing problems using different meters, wire sizing for communication cables and two-wire systems, DC controllers, special solenoids and proper splicing techniques.
Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation
Advanced | Landscape & Golf (8 CEUs)
Targeted at experienced designers, this full-day course covers the basics of sustainable irrigation systems. Topics include the use of reclaimed water and rainwater harvesting, and how it applies to LEED and other programs where sustainability is required.
Electrical Troubleshooting: Diagnosing Field Wiring Problems
Beginner | Landscape & Golf (4 CEUs)
Save time and money with this practical course in electrical troubleshooting. This half-day class covers diagnosing field wiring problems and proper use of volt-ohm meters. Learn to systematically assess and resolve even the most confusing electrical problems.
Golf Irrigation Auditor
Intermediate | Golf & Landscape (12 CEUs)
Assess golf course irrigation system performance with this comprehensive overview of auditing techniques. This 1½-day session covers field tests and calculating accurate watering schedules using plant water use, soils and local weather data. Recommended review for the certified golf irrigation auditor exam.
Landscape Irrigation Contractor
Advanced | Landscape (16 CEUs)
This two-day class is a comprehensive refresher for experienced contractors. Topics include soil-water-plant relationships, hydraulics, basic electricity, grounding, pumps, job safety requirements, relevant building codes, scheduling, water-use efficiency and system uniformity. Recommended review for the certified irrigation contractor exam.
Landscape Irrigation System Installation & Maintenance
Beginner | Landscape & Golf (8 CEUs)
Learn the basics of hydraulics and irrigation system installation and maintenance. This full-day learning session covers an overview of irrigation system components and how they operate. Learn about gluing and repairing PVC pipe, installing nozzles and adjusting heads, setting and repairing electric valves, and field and controller wiring techniques. Recommended review for the certified irrigation technician exam.
Landscape Drainage Design
Intermediate | Landscape (6 CEUs)
Improve landscape drainage design with this class for manufacturers, distributors and contractors. Topics include design criteria, slope, soils, runoff, drainage products, and surface and subsurface methods.
Landscape Drip Irrigation Design & Management
Intermediate | Landscape (8 CEUs)
Incorporate drip irrigation in landscape applications with this comprehensive overview of key design elements: emitter selection, system layout, system applications and scheduling. This full-day session includes a detailed overview of applications for line source and point source products.
Landscape Irrigation Auditor
Intermediate | Landscape (16 CEUs)
Assess irrigation system performance with this comprehensive overview of auditing techniques. This two-day session covers field tests and calculating accurate watering schedules based on plant water use, soils and local weather data. Recommended review for the certified landscape irrigation auditor and certified irrigation contractor exams.
Landscape Irrigation Design
Beginner | Landscape (16 CEUs)
Take your landscape designs to the next level by learning fundamentals of irrigation design. Irrigation designers complete two designs from start to finish during this fast-paced, two-day overview of basic hydraulics, head layout, zoning, pipe sizing, routing and matched precipitation rate principles.
Landscape Water Management & Planning
Intermediate|Landscape (8 CEUs)
Learn how to create water budgets, develop irrigation schedules, document water usage and plan for periods of drought. This full-day class will help attendees maximize the benefits of smart technology and work effectively with water providers.
Principles of Irrigation: Landscape
Intermediate | Landscape & Golf (16 CEUs)
Master fundamental theory and application principles for turf and landscape in this intensive session for experienced irrigators (taught in Imperial units). Two full days cover soil-water-plant relationships, advanced hydraulics, electricity, pumps, specialty valves and irrigation equipment. Recommended review for the certified irrigation designer general landscape/turf exam.
Pumps & Pumping Systems
Beginner | Agriculture, Landscape & Golf (4 CEUs)
Learn about the types of pumps used in irrigation, pump performance, pump selection, operating points and power units with this half-day session. You will be introduced to pump controls including VFDs and how to evaluate pumping costs.
Bidding & Estimating Landscape Irrigation Systems
Intermediate | Business (8 CEUs)
Develop bids that win the job and accurate estimates that keep your company in the black. This full-day course includes hands-on practice on the best contractor bidding systems. Requires laptop with Microsoft Office Excel 1997 or later.
Managing a Landscape Irrigation Service Company
Intermediate | Business (4 CEUs)
Considering expanding into the high-growth, high-profit maintenance service business? This half-day class discusses the differences between managing installation and services, including crew economics, contracts and marketing, plus setting up service as a separate revenue center.
IA classes are not required for certification or endorsed by the IA certification board.