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Course Description

This course examines sprinkler heads, valves, control lines and piping. It describes irrigation terminology, products, layout, application techniques and component servicing. Troubleshooting automatic irrigation systems is also included. 

Designed For

Golf course superintendents and employees wishing to gain an understanding of the golf course environment and improve skills needed to offer superior playing conditions.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Describe the terminology related to irrigation technology;
  2. Identify the components of an irrigation system and describe their functions and applications;
  3. Discuss the installation and maintenance of irrigation system components;
  4. Identify the sequential steps used to identify and trouble shoot irrigation system problems; and
  5. Examine the overall workings of an irrigation system and how it is used effectively in industry.

Course Topics

  • Sprinkler Heads
  • Valves
  • Pipes
  • Controllers
  • Weather Stations
  • Troubleshooting Irrigation Systems


Assessment Item Weight
Assignments (3x20%) 60%
Irrigation Research Projects (2x20%) 40%
Total 100%



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Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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