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ITRC is located on the campus of Cal Poly State University in San Luis Obispo, California. You can find campus maps here, and download printable driving directions and parking information for ITRC. Short course participants are responsible for their own meals and accommodations. For more information about lodging, dining, or activities in and around San Luis Obispo, click here.

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January 2020

Flow Measurement & Canal Operation Course – SLO

January 15, 2020 @ 7:00 am - January 17, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day course is a series of training and educational opportunities for staff, field operators, engineers, and board members of agricultural irrigation/water districts. The classes held in San Luis Obispo utilize the excellent indoor and outdoor facilities at ITRC. Annual flow measurement and canal operations training is also offered for operators in the Chico area in cooperation with CSU Chico. *Fee: $90/person for all U.S. irrigation districts

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February 2020

Flow Measurement & Canal Operation Course – SLO

February 26, 2020 @ 7:00 am - February 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This three-day course is a series of training and educational opportunities for staff, field operators, engineers, and board members of agricultural irrigation/water districts. The classes held in San Luis Obispo utilize the excellent indoor and outdoor facilities at ITRC. Annual flow measurement and canal operations training is also offered for operators in the Chico area in cooperation with CSU Chico. *Fee: $90/person for all U.S. irrigation districts

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July 2022

Basic Soil, Plant, & Water Relationships

July 27 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$185

Course covers: Soil texture and structure, water holding capacity, retention, intake rates, evaporation, transpiration, soil classification, measurement of soil moisture and tension. The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals, taught by the very people who developed them - Charles M. Burt (Ph.D., P.E., CID); Stuart Styles (D.Engr., P.E., CID); and Dan Howes (Ph.D., P.E.). The classes are held at the ITRC facilities at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Our objective…

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August 2022

Basic Pipeline Hydraulics I

August 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$185

Course covers: Pipe material & sizes, energy equation, friction, elevation changes, and basic spreadsheet operations. The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals, taught by the very people who developed them - Charles M. Burt (Ph.D., P.E., CID); Stuart Styles (D.Engr., P.E., CID); and Dan Howes (Ph.D., P.E.). The classes are held at the ITRC facilities at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Our objective is to offer you an excellent opportunity…

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Basic Pipeline Hydraulics II

August 2 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$185

Course covers: Mainline computations, tapered pipe, branches, hydraulic grade lines, problems using spreadsheets, minor losses. The Designer/Manager School is a comprehensive educational program offering a variety of classes designed for both agricultural and landscape irrigation professionals, taught by the very people who developed them - Charles M. Burt (Ph.D., P.E., CID); Stuart Styles (D.Engr., P.E., CID); and Dan Howes (Ph.D., P.E.). The classes are held at the ITRC facilities at Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. Our objective is to offer you an excellent opportunity…

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Pumps I (Summer)

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
$185

Cal Poly Irrigation Training and Research Center's Designer/Manager School of Irrigation Course covers: Types of rotating pumps, pump terms, pump curves, pumps in series and parallel, system curves, TDH computations for vertical and booster pumps, efficiency, WHP, BHP, input HP, pump selection from catalogs, trimming impellers, answers to common pump questions.   Register Here: Designer/Manager School of Irrigation 2022 Registration, San Luis Obispo | Eventbrite

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Pumps II (Summer)

August 4 @ 8:00 am - August 5 @ 4:30 pm
$185

Cal Poly Irrigation Training and Research Center's Designer/Manager School of Irrigation Course covers: Net positive suction head, submersible pumps, well screens, shaft losses, shaft sizing, maintenance and troubleshooting, variable frequency drive (VFD) basics, retrofitting VFDs on existing motors, affinity laws for variable speed operation, how to estimate savings from VFDs, hands-on VFD application, power factor correction, inlet and sump design.   This class is sponsored by the USBR, Mid-Pacific Region (Suggested preprequisites: Basic Pipeline Hydraulics I & II, Pumps I) Register…

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