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Course Name: Irrigation Systems: Repair and Maintenance
Course Code: AL0603CB24
Date: February 29, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Check in time: 8:30 am)
Location: Bioresource Engineering Laboratory (formerly ECC), 18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Directions & Map)
Format: Classroom course with hands-on activities
Registration Fee: $270 per person
Early Bird Discount Fee: $245 per person (expires February 22, 2024)
Registration Closes: February 27, 2024
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In this course, instructor Bob Dobson will teach you how to diagnose and repair the most common problems of irrigation systems. You’ll work with the system’s components, and you’ll learn the best tools for every job. Bob will set aside time to answer questions about whatever is plaguing your system.
- Broken Pipes
- Malfunctioning Valves
- Misfiring Sprinkler Heads
- Electrical Issues
Who Should Attend?
Any professional or landscaping enthusiast who wants to expand their irrigation knowledge and learn how to repair and maintain the systems they already use can benefit from attending this course. Past participants have included:
- Athletic Fields Crew Members
- Department of Public Works Employees
- Golf Course Superintendents
- Irrigation Technicians
- Landscape Contractors
- Parks Maintenance Workers
- School Buildings and Grounds Crew Members
Rutgers Irrigation Courses – Video Preview
Watch this short video to see what you can expect when you attend our irrigation courses!
Meet Your Instructor
Bob Dobson, Middletown Sprinkler Co.
By attending this course, you will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of irrigation from a true expert! Bob Dobson is President of Middletown Sprinkler Co. in Port Monmouth, NJ, a full service irrigation firm that has been serving the northeast for more than 40 years and specializes in water efficient landscape irrigation systems that promote healthy and vibrant landscapes while conserving water and reducing water costs. Bob is an Irrigation Association (IA) Certified Irrigation Designer for residential, commercial, and golf course irrigation systems and an IA Certified Irrigation Contractor.
A leading voice in the irrigation industry, Bob is a past president of the national Irrigation Association, the Irrigation Association of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Turfgrass Association. He is also a past chairman of the national Irrigation Association’s Certification Board of Governors and has served on the IA’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the New Jersey Landscape Irrigation Contractors Examining Board.
Bob has been honored with the IA’s Industry Achievement Award and the Irrigation Association of New Jersey’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He was also recognized by the EPA with a WaterSense Excellence Award. He is the co-author of a book entitled Golf Course Irrigation: Environmental Design and Management Practices, which was published in 2003.
Most useful part of the course: “Learning how to repair breaks and wiring in the correct way.”
– Past Participant
“I am glad that Bob involved the students in the demonstrations. He also clearly communicated his knowledge of the subject matter.”
– Past Participant
Most useful part of the course: “The hands on [activities] and real life experiences Bob brought to the class.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Irrigation Systems: Repair and Maintenance course (6 contact hours) is approved for the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 7 Technical Contact Hours (DLGS-RUCPE23-16)
NJ Landscape Irrigation Association Licensing Board: 6 CECs
National Irrigation Association: This course is eligible for credits but students must apply on their own. There is no fee for the application.
No breakfast will be provided. Lunch will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email@example.com.
Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
Campus Parking Policy
All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.
- A link to register your vehicle will be provided in your course confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
- When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
- All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
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- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
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- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $35 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Irrigation Systems: Repair and Maintenance, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Program Coordinator: Joe Canzano
Administrative Assistant: Damiana Parada
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email email@example.com.