SRJC Course Outlines

6/22/2024 8:05:03 AMHORT 92.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2002

Changed Course

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 Scheduled3.008 max.Lecture Scheduled24.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total24.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  48.00Total Student Learning Hours: 72.00 

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.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of AG 78.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intro. to design, installation, and maintenance of low volume irrigation systems. Plant water requirement calculations, emission devices selection/characteristics, run time calcs., CIMIS and other ET data.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of AG 78.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2002Inactive:Fall 2018
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1. Describe basic low volume irrigation characteristics.
2. Identify common site data factors for proper low volume irrigation
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. P.E.T.
III. Water Requirements
  A. Kc Factor
  B. Hydrozones
IV. Product Selection and Operation
V. System Layout and Installation
  A. Emitter Placement
  B. Project Design & Takeoff
VI. Run Time/Scheduling
VII. Retrofit
  A. Design & Takeoff
VIII. System Maintenance & Troubleshooting
IX. Project installation

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Students will have reading assignments with corresponding worksheet

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%
Written homework, Reading reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
40 - 50%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 0%
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Rain Bird Sales, Inc., 2000.

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