Valve Technician

This class will introduce students to irrigation valves. Correct selection and sizing are critical for effective and efficient irrigation operation. Students will learn the major and internal components of valves, proper installation and operation, and the valve troubleshooting process for quick identification of common reasons for valve failure.

Course Outline

Unit 1 Introduction to the class

Unit 2 Valve Components

Unit 3 Valve Operation

Unit 4 Rain Bird Valve Series

Unit 5 Valve Selection, Sizing, and Placement

Unit 6 Valve Installation

Unit 7 Valve Troubleshooting

Learning Objectives

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

1. Identify all major components of an irrigation valve

2. Explain the basic operation of a valve

3. Properly install an irrigation valve, including valve box construction

4. Troubleshoot common valve failures

Suggested Prerequisites