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Online Class Descriptions

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Agriculture Irrigation Hydraulics

Beginner | Agriculture (4 CEUs)

Understand how water pressure is created, managed and sustained in an agriculture irrigation system. This class focuses on the relationship between flow, velocity and pressure in typical agriculture irrigation systems.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Agriculture Sprinklers & Precipitation Rates

Beginner | Agriculture (4 CEUs)

Review various types of agriculture sprinkler systems and their specific applications. Learn to calculate precipitation rates that will be used to create efficient irrigation schedules.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Basic Electrical Troubleshooting for Landscape

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Learn basic electrical terminology for landscape irrigation systems and how to diagnose common electrical problems found in the field using virtual meters. Develop troubleshooting skills in this interactive class. This class qualifies for TCEQ and four New Jersey CECs.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Introduction to Pumps

Beginner | Agriculture and Landscape (4 CEUs)

Understand when pumps are needed, how they work and how to select a pump. Explore how to extract the information from a typical pump curve and understand how the pump interacts with the system. This class qualifies for four New Jersey CECs.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Irrigated Soils

Beginner | Agriculture and Landscape (4 CEUs)

Water is essential for plant growth, and almost all of it comes through the soil. This course introduces students to soil classification, web-based soils resources and important soil properties as they relate to irrigation. They will learn about how water is retained in the soil, how the plant extracts it, how we measure water in the soil, and how salts affect available water. They will also be introduced to water movement in layered soils. This class qualifies for four New Jersey CECs/WC.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Landscape Irrigation Hydraulics

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Review the essentials of hydraulics for landscape irrigation, including the value and application of the “rule of three.” This class focuses on the relationship between flow, velocity and pressure in typical landscape irrigation systems. This class qualifies for four New Jersey CECs/WC.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Landscape Irrigation Precipitation Rates

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Use precipitation rates and matched rate zones to design and maintain effective landscape systems. Avoid problems and make better, faster decisions by understanding the rate at which a sprinkler system applies water. This class qualifies for four New Jersey CECs/WC.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Landscape Irrigation Scheduling

Beginner | Landscape (4 CEUs)

Create and implement effective irrigation schedules that supply the right amount of water at the right time. This class reviews soil-water-plant relationships and how to manage scheduling to use water wisely to maintain the landscape. This class qualifies for four New Jersey CECs/WC.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

Soil-Plant-Air Continuum

Advanced | Agriculture and Landscape (4 CEUs)

Water is essential to life, and it continuously moves from the soil to the plant to the air and back to the soil in a system known as the soil-plant-air continuum or SPAC. This course shows how water moves in the hydrologic cycle and is used by plants for transpiration and photosynthesis. Energy from the sun enables the plant to store energy for use by other living beings. Oxygen and carbon are also in a continuous cycle. This module shows how the systems all work together in a continuum essential to life.
Member $110 | Nonmember $150

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