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Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)


ITRC is offering new/updated Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) short courses focused on irrigation districts, and more specifically SCADA technicians. In general, SCADA technicians are responsible for operating and maintaining existing SCADA systems as well as supporting SCADA expansion projects. These classes are intended to provide helpful technical information and introduce important skills for new SCADA technicians as well as provide a refresher for experienced SCADA-related staff. Over half of the material is presented in hands-on labs.



The week is broken up into two classes:


SCADA Basics

February 6, 2023 or

March 27, 2023

This class is full.

(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Fee: $50


This course was designed to introduce SCADA for those new to the field, starting with electric and electronic fundamentals. This course is a recommended as a precursor to the proceeding class, Advanced SCADA for Technicians, regardless of experience level. Learn about and practice:


Advanced SCADA

February 7-10 or

March 28-31, 2023

This class is full.

(8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Fee: $200


This course provides an overview of typical SCADA technicians roles and responsibilities. Topics/Labs include:




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SCADA Technician Class

Cost: $30/day per person


Date: March 27-31, 2023

Participants can register for any or all of the three days (see below for daily agenda)


Location: Henry Miller Reclamation District Office

11704 Henry Miller Avenue
Dos Palos, CA 93620


Funding Agency: Water Conservation Office of the USBR Mid-Pacific Region


Daily Outline

Basic Electronics - Day 1

  • Basic electronics
    • AC and DC forms of electricity
    • Circuits and components
    • Multimeter basics
  • Lab 1 – Basic control circuits
  • Advanced electronics
    • Wire and cable
    • Overcurrent protection
    • Relays
    • Power conversion
  • Lab 2 - Advanced control circuits
  • Off-grid and backup DC power systems
    • Batteries
    • Charging
    • Solar
  • Lab 3 – Solar circuits


SCADA Overview and Sensors - Day 2

  • SCADA overview
  • Reading RTU wiring diagrams
  • Reading sensor specifications and ordering new sensors
  • Sensor installation practices
  • Sensor calibration procedure and processing
  • Lab 1 – Sensor installation
  • Lab 2 – Sensor calibration


Radios and RTUs - Day 3

  • Radio basics
    • How they work
    • Types and frequencies
    • Working with the FCC
  • Radio system design and field testing
    • Computer design
    • Field radio survey overview
    • Measurements and results interpretation
    • RTU wiring diagrams
  • RTU Maintenance and record keeping
  • SCADA implementation process and pitfalls
  • Lab 1 – Outdoor radio test
    • IP addressing
    • Test measurements and results
  • Lab 2 – RTU troubleshooting
    • Wiring diagram
    • Multimeter
  • Lab 3 – RTU maintenance and record keeping
    • Cleaning
    • Checklist
    • Record-keeping