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2020 Professional Contractor Education Opportunities
Companies may purchase a pass allowing unlimited employees to take unlimited classes for $399.
Irrigation 1: Residential Irrigation Design, Installation & Service
For contractors with no irrigation experience or some experience, who are looking to develop a more coherent understanding of how a system works and how to troubleshoot it. In this class students will learn to identify the basic irrigation components, understand the basic layout of a residential system, learn best installation practices and recognize and resolve common irrigation problems. Course taught by John Modglin, Automatic Supply. $99 / $49 for additional employees. Designed to qualify for eight CEU credits for IA Certifications.
FISHERS: Tuesday, February 4, 8:30am – 4:30pm, lunch provided
Irrigation 2: Advanced Residential and Commercial Irrigation Design, Installation & Service
For experienced contractors interested in learning about more complex irrigation systems. In this class students will learn about more advanced irrigation components capable of handling larger water loads and more complicated control programs, understand the principles behind design decisions for these components, identify best practices for installation and learn advanced troubleshooting techniques for servicing these systems. Course taught by John Modglin, Automatic Supply. $99 / $49 for additional employees. Designed to qualify for eight CEUs for IA Certifications.
FISHERS: Wednesday, February 5th, 8:30am – 4:30pm, lunch Provided
NEWBURGH: Tuesday, February 25th, 8:30am - 4:30pm, lunch provided
For contractors with some irrigation experience: this class is a condensation of the service components of Irrigation 1 and 2. In this class, students will learn the principles that govern an efficient approach to irrigation service, including troubleshooting techniques for pumps, valves, controllers and heads, how to use wire tracking and electrical testing equipment, and how to efficiently repair different types of typical system problems. $49 / $25 for additional employees. Designed to qualify for four CEUs for IA Certifications.
FORT WAYNE: Wednesday, February 19th, 12:30pm – 4:30pm
To understand pumps is to understand the hydraulic principles that govern the entire irrigation system, so while this class is designed for the more experienced contractor looking to deepen his understanding of pumps, it is also a good course for beginners to develop their understanding of the interaction between flow rates and pressure, the role of atmospheric pressure and elevation change, and all of the hydraulic variables that affect how well the last sprinkler on the line works. Students will leave this class with a better understand-ing of hydraulic concepts, the ability to specify the proper size and type of pump for a given application, and best practices for installing pumps and troubleshooting techniques. Course taught by John Modglin, Automatic Supply. $49 / $25 for additional employees. Designed to qualify for four CEUs for IA Certifications.
FISHERS: Thursday, February 6, 8:30am – 12:30pm
FORT WAYNE: Thursday, February 20, 8:30am – 12:30pm
NEWBURGH: Wednesday, February 26th, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Two Wire Irrigation
For experienced contractors. In this class students will learn the principles of two-wire irrigation, identify its components and understand the costs associated with two-wire installation and service. Additionally, students will leave with an understanding of troubleshooting techniques and the most typical problems that arise with these systems. Course taught by Kurt Clore. $49 / $25 for additional employees. Designed to qualify for four CEUs for IA Certifications.
FISHERS: Thursday, February 6, 1pm-5pm
How to Make Money using Wi-Fi Irrigation Controllers
Irrigation, landscape lighting, and outdoor speaker systems are among the many outdoor living items that are now internet connected through Wi-Fi. This class is designed to help build your understanding of Wi-Fi Irrigation Controllers and how best to use them to make your business more efficient and more profitable. The course will also touch briefly on checking Wi-Fi strength, rectifying weak signals, and other opportunities of Wi-Fi. Course taught by Eric Simmons, Hunter Industries. FREE.
FISHERS: Tuesday, February 25th, 8:30am - 11:30am
Irrigation for Landscapers
For contractors with no irrigation experience. In this class students will learn about the basic components of an irrigation system that they are most likely to encounter while doing landscaping work. Special attention will be paid to demystifying controllers, sorting out the difference between various kinds of sprinkler heads, and understanding how irrigation interacts with plant life. $49 / $25 for additional employees. Designed to qualify for three hours of continuing education for PLAs and IA Certifications.
FISHERS: Thursday, February 13, 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Outdoor Living & Landscaping Courses
How to Diversify Your Services and Make Extra Money by adding Landscape Lighting
For landscape contractors interested into expanding their business to include landscape lighting. Students will learn fundamental design principles for landscape lighting projects, including various lighting techniques and how to achieve them. This class will also break down the components of a project, with special emphasis on the use of LED technology as it becomes the mainstream method of lighting. Come prepared to use both the left and right sides of your brain, to learn both the aesthetics of lighting as well as the engineering behind planning a system. Course taught by Rick Hughes, Automatic Supply. $49 / $25 for additional employees. Designed to qualify for four hours of continuing education for PLAs.
FORT WAYNE: Tuesday, February 25th, 8:30am - 12:30pm, lunch provided
FISHERS: Wednesday, February 26th, 8:30am – 12:30pm, lunch provided
NEWBURGH: Thursday, February 27th, 8:30am – 12:30pm, lunch provided
Water Features & Outdoor Kitchens
Designed for landscape contractors looking to diversify product lines and add additional revenue to their next jobs. This class will look at two easy outdoor living additions: water features and outdoor kitchens. The water features portion will focus on hardscape water features, including formal spillways and spouts. Next, we will talk about outdoor kitchens and the variety of grills and accessories that are available. Course taught by Trent Caldwell, Atlantic Water Gardens and Steve Daley, Summerset & Memphis grills. $49 / $25 for additional employees.
FORT WAYNE: Tuesday, February 18th, 8:30am - 12:30pm
FISHERS: Wednesday, February 19th, 8:30am - 12:30pm
NEWBURGH: Thursday, February 20th, 8:30am - 12:30pm
Adding to Outdoor Living: Artificial Turf and Outdoor Speakers
Designed for landscape contractors looking to diversify product lines and add additional revenue to their next jobs. This class will look at two easy outdoor living additions: outdoor speakers and artificial turf. we will talk about what options of outdoor speakers you have and how you don’t have to be an audio expert to add these on to your jobs. We will address where artificial turf makes sense: around pools, areas hard to irrigate, dog runs, etc. The course will discuss when and why to use synthetic turf, discuss the different products available for use, and address some frequently asked questions and concerns including ground preparation, installation tips, and how to seam. Course taught by Steve Brooks, Dana Innovations & Nick Jensen, EasyTurf. $49 / $25 for additional employees.
FORT WAYNE: Tuesday, March 10th, 8:30am - 12:30pm
FISHERS: Wednesday, March 11th, 8:30am - 12:30pm
NEWBURGH: Thursday, March 12th, 8:30am - 12:30pm