Monthly Archives: December 2017

Irrigation Technician (CIT) Training – Boxboro, MA: January 3-4, 2018

Irrigation Technician Course and Exam Offered
Class Dates:  January 3 and 4, 2018 (Wednesday and Thursday)
Exam Date:   January 4, 2018
Location:      Boxboro Regency, Boxboro, MA – directions

Class Registration: Required either  online  or  download form
Exam Registration 14 days IN ADVANCE: Required AND Separate from Class Registration

Why do I need to take this class?:
Certified irrigation technicians are the field technicians that help install, maintain and repair irrigation systems. CITs:

  • Cut and join pipe, know the limitations of different piping systems, and understand basic hydraulics.
  • Layout and install piping and water delivery components; backflow prevention components; mechanical, hydraulic and electrical irrigation controls; and other irrigation system components.
  • Troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems.

Becoming a Certified Irrigation Technician allows you to:

  • Add instant credibility with customers.
  • Increase job opportunities.
  • Demonstrate your commitment to efficient water management.

For more information about this opportunity, email inquiries here.

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College of Irrigation Knowledge (CIK) in January and February, 2018

CIK Weathermatic LogoCOLLEGE OF IRRIGATION KNOWLEDGE (CIK)

Two Opportunities Available for This 5-day Course

1.)   January 15-19, 2018

LOCATION:  Garland, TX
REGISTRATION: Required; Online Registration

2.)   February 12-16, 2018

LOCATION:  Myrtle Beach, SC
REGISTRATION: Required; Online Registration

Course Requirement:
•  Basic understanding of how a landscape’s irrigation system works and general layout.  All materials provided.

Program Covers:
•  Irrigation components: residential and commercial, drip, sprinkler and drip layout and spacing
•  Hydraulics and Calculations
•  System Installation Techniques
•  Hands on installation practice
•  Electricity, Wire and Pump Sizing
•  Troubleshooting: Hydraulic and Electrical
•  Hands on Troubleshooting and Diagnostic Equipment
•  Business Topics
•  Soil, plant, water relationships, system performance and calculations, and auditing skills
•  Perform system inspection, evaluate and demo auditing techniques
•  Scheduling
•  Practice system design, creating a schedule, system analysis, upgrade, ROI and proposal

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For more information about this Weathermatic opportunity, call 508-564-4465.

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Registration Open for Annual Meeting on December 14

Checkered Flags CrossedAnnouncing 2017 Annual Meeting at F1 Boston in Braintree, MA

Members and Nonmembers Welcome!

 

WHEN:  December 14, 2017 – Thursday
WHERE: F1 Boston, 290 Wood Rd, Braintree, MA
WHAT:   CEU Classes, Lunch Mtg / Election of 2017 Directors / Guest Speaker, Off to the Races!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  December 8 – Friday at NOON
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Print Class Descriptions and Registration Form

8:00 – 8:15a      Class Registration
8:15a – 10a       CEU Class:  Advocating Professional Responsible Irrigation.  What Every Water Supplier & Water User Should Know About Irrigation”  2 CEU, Class Capacity:  50
Ted Moriarty, Instructor and Owner of Smart Water Company
Chris Pine, Instructor and Owner of C.Pine Associates
10a – 12p      CEU Class:  “’Harnessing Technology’ to Manage & Grow Your Irrigation & Landscape Business2 CEU, Class Capacity:  50
David Crary, Instructor and Owner of Hindsite Software
12 – 1:30p      Lunch and Annual Election
1:30 – 2p      Guest Speaker:  “An Overview of Services and an Update on Efforts Made on Government Regulations Affecting Our Industry”
Stephen A. Boksanski, Esq., Principal of BCB Government Relations
  2 – 4p      Safety Meeting and Racing – MANDATORY FOR ALL RACERS

Discounted rate offered to members.  Discounted rate offered to nonmembers when applying for NEW Membership.
REGISTER HERE. EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Deadline to Return Registration Form AND Payment is Friday, December 8th at noon