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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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AGH 161 - Irrigation Systems

Last Date of Approval: Fall2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Course Description:
This course will give the student knowledge in landscape and golf course irrigation systems. Topics include irrigation equipment, piping, pump stations, water supply, design, installation and maintenance.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: None

Mode(s) of Instruction: Traditional/Face-to-Face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes:

  • The student will recognize the importance of a golf course irrigation system.
  • The student will identify the different irrigation systems. 
  • The student demonstrate how to operate and maintain an irrigation system.

Course Objectives:

  • Plant irrigation requirements 
  • Soil-water-plant relationships 
  • Turf types 
  • The different sources of water supply 
  • Water withdrawal permits 
  • The different pump types 
  • Pump sizing 
  • Pump systems 
  • The different types of pipe 
  • The different types of valves 
  • What is a swing joint? 
  • Materials used in an irrigation system 
  • What goes into the design of an irrigation system? 
  • How to estimate the cost of an irrigation project 
  • How to install an irrigation system 
  • The different types of equipment used in the installation process 
  • The basics of electricity 
  • How to install the individual sprinkler heads 
  • What is a field controller? 
  • What is a decoder system?

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