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Irrigation Design, Installation, Operation, and Trouble Shooting
Course: AGS262

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   5.0 Period(s)   5.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T

Description: Design, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of sprinklers, drip, and flood systems. Use of time clocks, pumps, filters, backflow devices, and other equipment to deliver water to the landscape. Types of water and their use in the landscape.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Explain irrigation in the State of Arizona. (I)
2. Describe how soil types affect water movement and head placement. (I, II)
3. Explain how water quality affects design and operation of the irrigation system. (I)
4. Explain the importance of back flow prevention in protecting our water. (I, IV)
5. Describe plant water needs. (I)
6. Explain how slope effects irrigation. (I)
7. Determine precipitation rates and design affiances. (II)
8. Choose the type of sprinkler head best suited to particular scenarios. (II)
9. Read and interpret an irrigation plan. (III)
10. Install an irrigation system. (III)
11. Design an irrigation system. (IV)
12. Determine when and how to irrigate. (IV)
13. Determine which type of system will most efficiently water an area. (IV)
14. Demonstrate how to connect various types of pipe together. (IV)
15. Install and program a time clock. (IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Irrigation
   A. Systems in Arizona
   B. Sources of water
   C. Quality of the water
   D. Geographic needs
      1. Soil type
      2. Slopes
      3. Drainage
II. Sprinkler Performance
   A. Sprinkler head performance
   B. Head layout
   C. Hydraulics
   D. Water supply and pressure
   E. Pipe sizing
   F. Trouble shooting
III. Sprinkler Installation
   A. Types of heads
   B. Precipitation rates
   C. Water zones
   D. System designs
   E. Plot plans
   F. Measurements
   G. Reading plans
IV. Irrigation Techniques
   A. Sprinkler
   B. Drip
   C. Flood
   D. Hydraulics
   E. Back flow prevention
   F. Filters
   G. Clocks
   H. Pumps
   I. Types of pipe and their use
   J. Cost estimating
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: June 27, 2017

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.