Skill Certificate in Irrigation Management

Division: Agriculture

Students completing this certificate will acquire water management, plant-water-soil relationships, salinity management, system evaluation and improvements.

Program Outcomes

  • Analyze plant/soil/water relationships and determine irrigation requirements for optimum plant growth and crop yield.    
  • Manage farm irrigation systems in an efficient and cost effective manner.   
  • Develop irrigation schedules that optimize crop growth while conserving water.   

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be prepared for employment in the following jobs: Irrigation Scheduler, Water Resource Technician, Irrigation Technician.

Program Requirements 

AG 004Soil Science3
AGMT 108Ag Business Computer Applications3
PLSI 108Ag Water Management3
PLSI 118Advanced Irrigation3
Select one of the following courses:
PLSI 001Intro to Plant Science3
PLSI 012Fruit and Nut Production3
PLSI 111Citrus Production3
PLSI 113Grape Production3

The Skill Certificate requirements include completion of the certificate courses with a “C” or better grade in each course. Required and support courses may be substituted with the approval of the Agriculture Division Chair.