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Classes at CSU Chico


ITRC provides periodic training in the Chico area in cooperation with CSU Chico.


Flow Measurement and Canal Operations @CSU Chico

Next class: Winter 2025

(9 AM - 4 PM daily)

Fee: $150


ITRC provides annual flow measurement and canal operations training for operators in the Chico area in cooperation with CSU Chico. Some of the topics include: flow measurement details such as how to properly use a meter gate, how to get more water through various structures, and an introduction to SCADA.

Irrigation System Evaluations @CSU Chico

Online Portion

Cost: FREE, thanks to funding from California DWR.Register here!


The online materials present the theories and procedures of drip/micro irrigation system evaluations through videos in conjunction with the ITRC textbook Drip and Micro Irrigation Design and Management for Trees, Vines, and Field Crops. Click here to download a free PDF of the book. Students can register at any time and progress through the material at their own pace. A certificate of completion good for 10 CEU credit hours through the Irrigation Association will be available for download for participants who pass the exam at the end of the course with a score of 70% or higher. Already registered? Access your course by logging in here!


Theory and Laboratory Practice of Evaluations (at Chico)

Cost: $150

May 21-23, 2024


This is ITRC's traditional comprehensive 2 1/2 day class which combines classroom (50%) and outdoor laboratory (50%) activities.  Efficiency definitions and evaluation techniques are emphasized, ranging from how to take a pressure measurement to what specific measurements are needed for evaluation of six distinct irrigation methods (furrow, border strip, hand move/side roll sprinkler, linear move sprinkler, undertree sprinkler, and drip/micro). These systems can be "tuned up" to conserve water and power, and to maintain adequate surface water and groundwater qualities. The techniques and programs covered are the standard used for DWR-funded evaluation projects throughout California.


To register, please visit the Irrigation District School of Irrigation page.

Two ways to register!
Payment must be received prior to the first day of the course


Click the links below to be redirected to an online registration site.

Through Our Office

Print out and mail or fax the registration form.

ITRC does not accept credit card payments via fax; to pay using a credit card, please register online or call (805) 756-2434