SRJC Course Outlines

10/28/2020 9:36:14 AMHORT 92.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HORT 92.2Title:  LOW VOLUME LANDSC IRRIG  
Full Title:  Low Volume Landscape Irrigation
Last Reviewed:10/10/2011

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  AG 297.72

Catalog Description:
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Introduction to the design, installation, and maintenance of low volume irrigation systems. Topics include plant water requirement calculations, selection/characteristics of various types of emission devices, run time calculations, California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS), and other Evapo-transpiration (ET) data.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
Introduction to the design, installation, and maintenance of low volume irrigation systems. Topics include plant water requirement calculations, selection/characteristics of various types of emission devices, run time calculations, California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS), and other Evapo-transpiration (ET) data.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe basic low volume irrigation characteristics.
2. Identify common site data factors for proper low volume irrigation design.
3. Demonstrate proper plant water requirement calculations.
4. Identify common low volume emission devices.
5. Demonstrate correct emission device placement when designing low volume irrigation systems for the landscape.
6. Demonstrate proper installation of a low volume irrigation system.
7. Demonstrate proper run time calculations.
8. Describe basic maintenance procedures.
9. Describe common techniques utilized to retrofit a conventional system to low volume.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction
    A. Irrigation system basics
    B. Low-volume Irrigation characteristics
II. Site Data
    A. Soil
    B. Climate
    C. Potential evapotranspiration (P.E.T.)
III. Water Requirements
    A. Crop coefficient (Kc) factor
    B. Hydrozones
IV. Product Selection and Operation
V. System Layout and Installation
    A. Emitter placement
    B. Project design and takeoff
VI. Run Time/Scheduling
VII. Retrofit Design
VIII. System Maintenance & Troubleshooting
IX. Project Installation

Assignments:
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1.  Weekly reading assignments (5-10 pages) with corresponding worksheets
2.  Calculation exercises
3.  Skill demonstrations of irrigation knowledge
4.  Final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Worksheets on assigned reading
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Calculation worksheets
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Demonstrations of irrigation knowledge
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Low-Volume Landscape Irrigation Design Manual, by Rain Bird, Rain Bird Sales, Inc., (current online at rainbird.com)
Instructor prepared materials

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