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WTM 225
Turf Irrigation Controls, Installation, and Troubleshooting


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 70

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:30    Lab Hours:40


Description
This course will study the controls, installation, and troubleshooting of turf irrigation systems. Systems will include residential, commercial and sports field applications. A comprehensive analysis of the types of control systems used in these applications will be included. Installation and troubleshooting practices and procedures will also be included in the instruction. Students will then demonstrate these practices and procedures in field applications of installation and troubleshooting opportunities. Students will install and troubleshoot all irrigation system components, valves, sprinklers, system piping, controls and wiring. Prerequisite: WTM 110 or instructor permission. Formerly WMGT 225.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify and evaluate control systems used in turf irrigation systems.
  • Demonstrate industry standard installation procedures.
  • Demonstrate industry standard troubleshooting methods.
  • Analyze and evaluate turf irrigation systems for proper operation.
  • Identify turf irrigation system deficiencies.
  • Implement strategies to fix system deficiencies.

  • Course Topics
  • Review design principles.
  • Control systems programming and troubleshooting.
  • Wiring installation and troubleshooting.
  • Sprinkler head installation and troubleshooting.
  • Pipe installation and troubleshooting.
  • Automatic valve installation and troubleshooting.
  • Tie-in and backflow installation and troubleshooting.
  • Troubleshooting common problems.
  • Maintenance procedures and practices.

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    WTM 225
    Winter 2014
    1323
    William Loney


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.