Irrigation Technician’s Course

This intensive two day course takes you through the important topics related to the repair and maintenance of efficient irrigation systems. The class will present scenarios commonly experienced by irrigation technicians and then examine the possible causes and solutions to each issue.  This class is ideal for irrigation service technicians, irrigation system managers, distributor personnel or other irrigation professionals that want a better understanding of the set-up and maintenance of efficient, effective irrigation systems.

Course Outline


Common Troubleshooting Scenarios

Unit 1 Class introduction and classroom safety

Unit 2 Troubleshooting Process

Unit 3 Controller display is blank

Unit 4 Zone not operating (electrical failure)

Unit 5 Underground equipment lost or damaged

Unit 6 Zone not operating (Hydraulic failure)

Unit 7 Drip irrigation zone not operating

Unit 8 Water dribbling out of only a few heads

Unit 9 Owner wants to add (expand) a zone

Unit 10 Incorrect water pressure

Unit 11 Dry spot in a zone that is operating

Unit 12 Site is over or under watered

Unit 13 Water collecting around a few heads

Unit 14 Zone ‘stuck’ on

Unit 15 Backflow prevention

Unit 16 Owner wants to add auxiliary items (relays and sensors)

Unit 17 Winterization and Spring Start-up

Learning Objectives


Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Identify key components of an irrigation system

2. Perform detailed electrical troubleshooting tests using industry standard tools

3. Explain the complete operational process of an irrigation valve

4. Diagnose and eliminate common irrigation valve failures

5. Enter basic programming information in an irrigation controller

6. List the basic requirements for irrigation schedule development

7. Explain the steps of the winterization and spring start-up process

Suggested Prerequisites


  • Rain Bird Training Services suggests students complete the Introduction to Irrigation and Installation class before attending this class.
  • Location Information and Class Registration

    June 18, 2024
    Hollywood, FL
    June 25, 2024
    Fresno, CA
    July 9, 2024
    Pensacola, FL
    July 16, 2024
    Palmdale, CA
    July 23, 2024
    Tallahassee, FL
    July 30, 2024
    Phoenix, AZ
    August 6, 2024
    Austin, TX
    August 13, 2024
    Dallas, TX
    August 20, 2024
    San Antonio, TX
    August 27, 2024
    Palm Springs, CA
    September 10, 2024
    Bellingham, WA
    September 10, 2024
    Orlando, FL
    September 17, 2024
    Vancouver, WA
    September 17, 2024
    Baton Rouge, LA
    September 24, 2024
    Redmond, OR
    September 24, 2024
    Louisville, KY
    October 1, 2024
    Redding, CA
    October 1, 2024
    Cleveland, OH
    October 8, 2024
    Sacramento, CA
    October 8, 2024
    Durham, NC
    October 15, 2024
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    October 15, 2024
    Memphis, TN
    October 22, 2024
    Bakersfield, CA
    October 22, 2024
    Charleston, SC
    October 29, 2024
    Rock Hill, SC
    October 29, 2024
    Fort Myers, FL
    November 5, 2024
    West Palm Beach, FL
    November 5, 2024
    Anaheim, CA
    November 12, 2024
    Miami, FL
    November 12, 2024
    Hattisburg, MS
    November 19, 2024
    Atlanta, GA
    November 19, 2024
    San Diego, CA
    December 3, 2024
    December 3, 2024
    Denver, CO
    December 17, 2024
    Lansing, MI
    December 17, 2024
    Long Island, NY
    January 7, 2025
    San Diego, CA
    January 7, 2025
    Tucson, AZ
    January 14, 2025
    Boston, MA
    January 14, 2025
    Anaheim, CA
    January 21, 2025
    Birmingham, AL
    January 21, 2025
    Campbell, CA
    January 28, 2025
    Norfolk, VA
    January 28, 2025
    Reno, NV
    February 4, 2025
    Hudson, WI
    February 4, 2025
    Meridian, ID
    February 11, 2025
    Chicago, IL
    February 11, 2025
    New Orleans, LA
    February 25, 2025
    Nashville, TN
    February 25, 2025
    Bakersfield, CA
    March 4, 2025
    Detroit, MI
    March 4, 2025
    Sacramento, CA
    March 11, 2025
    St. Louis, MO
    March 11, 2025
    Salt Lake City, UT
    March 18, 2025
    Charleston, SC
    March 18, 2025
    Portland, OR
    March 25, 2025
    Indianapolis, IN
    March 25, 2025
    Seattle, WA
    April 1, 2025
    Columbus, OH
    April 1, 2025
    Denver, CO
    April 8, 2025
    Pensacola, FL
    April 8, 2025
    Bozeman, MT
    April 15, 2025
    Savannah, GA
    April 15, 2025
    Wichita, KS
    April 22, 2025
    Durham, NC
    April 22, 2025
    Oklahoma City, OK
    April 29, 2025
    Austin, TX
    April 29, 2025
    Little Rock, AR
    May 6, 2025
    Daytona Beach, FL
    May 6, 2025
    Louisville, KY
    May 13, 2025
    Clearwater, FL
    May 13, 2025
    Palm Springs, CA
    May 20, 2025
    Hollywood, FL
    May 20, 2025
    Redding, CA