Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss issues related to the local water supply.
2. Apply basic principles of efficient irrigation to determine watering
3. Describe irrigation system components and their functions.
4. Inspect and maintain an irrigation system to promote efficiency.
5. Utilize formulas and calculations to determine irrigation rates,
distribution and uniformity.
6. Troubleshoot irrigation components.
7. Determine soil characteristics.
8. Describe amendments and practices to improve physical soil properties
9. Determine the water needs of plants.
10. Describe the steps to implement an IPM (Integrated Pest Management) pr
11. Discuss sources for and use of new irrigation technologies.
12. Efficiently manage irrigation water using irrigation controllers,
water budgets, and scheduling.
13. Plan a water conserving landscape for a landscape site.
1. Reading: 10 - 20 pages per week.
2. Problem Solving:
a. Homework problems: irrigation related calculations.
b. Soil and water in a jar test.
c. Hands-on programming of different controller types.
d. Irrigation schedule for an existing sample landscape site.
3. Objective exams: 3-5 quizzes; midterm; final certification examination.
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
20 - 30%
|See problem solving assignments||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
70 - 80%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 10%
|Attendance and participation.||
Instructor prepared materials.