Landscape & Golf

Advanced Irrigation Wiring Methods & Troubleshooting

Advanced  |  Landscape & Golf  |  4 CEUs  |  8 TCEQ CE
Master wiring for today’s sophisticated control systems. Learn about 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.

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 irrigation concepts.

Alternative Water for Landscape Irrigation

Advanced  |  Landscape & Golf  |  8 CEUs  |  8 TCEQ CE
Targeted at experienced designers, this full-day course covers the basics of sustainable irrigation systems. Topics include using reclaimed water and rainwater harvesting and how they apply to LEED and other sustainability programs.

NEW: Applying Pump Curves

Intermediate  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  1 CEU 
Pump curves are useful to select a pump and for diagnostics. Beyond simple selection based on flow and desired pressure, we’ll examine how to use the other information typically found on a pump curve for traditional and variable frequency drive pumps.

Electrical Troubleshooting: Diagnosing Field Wiring Problems

Beginner  |  Landscape & Golf  |  4 CEUs  |  4 TCEQ CE
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 confusing electrical problems.

Golf Irrigation Auditor

Intermediate  |  Landscape & Golf |  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.

Hydraulic Troubleshooting

Intermediate  |  Landscape & Golf  |  4 CEUs
Review the essentials of hydraulics for properly working landscape irrigation systems. This half-day class covers troubleshooting, design, system upgrades and more.

Irrigation Components for Residential/Small Commercial Systems

Beginner  |  Landscape & Golf  |  4 CEUs  |  4 TCEQ CE
Increase your understanding of components for residential and small commercial irrigation systems. This half-day course covers system components from the point of connection to the point of water application, including how control systems, valves, sprays and rotors work.

Landscape Drip Irrigation Design & Management

Intermediate  |  Landscape & Golf  |  8 CEUs  |  8 TCEQ CE
Incorporate drip irrigation in landscape applications with this comprehensive review of key design elements, including emitter selection, system layout, applications and scheduling. This full-day session covers line and point source products.

Landscape Irrigation Auditor

Intermediate  |  Landscape & Golf  |  16 CEUs  |  16 TCEQ CE
Learn how to assess irrigation system performance. This two-day session covers field tests and calculating accurate watering schedules based on plant water use, soils and local weather data. This class provides foundational information for the certified landscape irrigation auditor exam.

Landscape Irrigation Contractor

Advanced  |  Landscape  |  16 CEUs  |  15 TCEQ CE
This two-day class is a comprehensive refresher for experienced contractors. Topics include soil-water-plant relationships, hydraulics, basic electricity, grounding, pumps, building codes, scheduling and system uniformity. This class provides foundational information for the certified irrigation contractor exam.

Landscape Irrigation Design

Beginner  |  Landscape  |  16 CEUs  |  16 TCEQ CE 
Take your landscape designs to the next level. This fast-paced course covers basic hydraulics, sprinkler head layout, zoning, pipe sizing, routing and matched precipitation rate principles. Students will complete two designs during the two-day class.

Landscape Irrigation Technician

Beginner  |  Landscape & Golf  |  8 CEUs  |  8 TCEQ CE
Learn the basics of hydraulics and irrigation system installation and maintenance, including 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. This class provides foundational information for the certified irrigation technician exam.

Landscape Water Management & Planning

Intermediate  |  Landscape  |  8 CEUs  |  8 TCEQ CE
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.

NEW: Landscape Controller Setup

Beginner  |  Landscape & Golf  |  1 CEU 
Modern controllers offer a variety of features to help operators achieve productive irrigation results. This course examines how to best utilize controller functions for more advanced water efficient scheduling.

NEW: Logic of Good Irrigation Scheduling

Intermediate  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  1 CEU 
Irrigation scheduling is one of the crucial factors to provide the plant with needed water and reduce water waste. This course will examine the factors to be considered to create an efficient irrigation schedule to help avoid scheduling pitfalls.

Principles of Irrigation: Landscape

Intermediate  |  Landscape & Golf  |  16 CEUs  |  16 TCEQ CE 
Master theory and application principles for turf-landscape in this intensive session. Two full days cover soil-water-plant relationships, advanced hydraulics, electricity, pumps, valves and irrigation equipment. This class provides foundational information for the certified irrigation designer general landscape/turf exam.

NEW: Proper Hydraulics Requires Thought

Intermediate  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  1 CEU 
Hydraulics is must-have knowledge to design and install functional irrigation systems. This class explores critical irrigation hydraulic factors. The course is best suited for students with basic-level hydraulic knowledge, but all are welcome. .

NEW: Soil/Water Reactions With Irrigation

Intermediate  |  Agriculture, Landscape & Golf  |  1 CEU 
Applied irrigation water must infiltrate into the soil and then percolate throughout the root zone via various forces. This class explores what’s happening underground during irrigation.

Two-Wire Technology Systems for Landscapes

Advanced  |  Landscape & Golf  |  4 CEUs  |  4 TCEQ CE
Advance your troubleshooting skills for two-wire systems. This class will address typical problems and diagnoses, procedures to avoid typical two-wire problems, and hands-on practice in solving problems in a classroom setting. You will also learn how to design and install flow sensors, decoders and grounding systems to protect expensive equipment.

IA classes are not required for certification or endorsed by the IA Certification Board.