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Modesto Junior College

Certificate in Irrigation Technology

Irrigation Technology
Certificate of Achievement: Irrigation Technology
This program will provide students with the quickly evolving technical skills of the irrigation industry. Training and skill development include; the study of plant-soil-water relationships, water management and application, system design, evaluation and installation, pumping systems, and drainage. After successful completion of the program, graduates will be able to enter the workforce as irrigation managers, pump testers and repair technicians, system designers, system installers, ditch tenders and other utility personal. Contact the division office in the Agriculture Building for advising assistance.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
     Upon satisfactory completion of this program, the student should be prepared to:
  1. Analyze plant/soil/water relationships and determine irrigation requirements for optimum plant growth and crop yield.
  2. Design and install an appropriate irrigation system that provides the crop water requirements in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  3. Evaluate an existing irrigation system and make recommendations to improve distribution uniformity and efficiency.
  4. Evaluate irrigation pump performance and make recommendations to improve overall pumping plant efficiency.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
To earn a Certificate of Achievement, the student must complete the following courses with a grade C or better
I. Agriculture Career Courses - Complete 5 units Units
AG 115 Introduction to Agricultural Education & Careers 1
AG 249 NP  Agriculture Internship 2
AG 259ABCD NP Agricultural Work Experience 1 - 4
 
Agriculture Science Breath Courses - Complete 9 Units Units
AGEC 225  1 Agriculture Computer Applications 3
PLSC 200 NP  Introduction to Plant Science 3
NR 200  NP  Soils 3
 
III. Major Required Courses - Complete 15 Units Units
AGM 235  1  Irrigation and Drainage 3
AGM 236  NP  Advanced Irrigation and Drainage 3
AGM 237  NP  Irrigation Wells, Pumps, and Drive Systems 3
AGM 238  NP  Irrigation System Design 3
AGM 239  NP  Irrigation System Installation and Maintenance 3
 
Total Units 29