ITRC Distance Learning 



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At ITRC, we have developed a supplemental approach to our educational programs with the creation of hybrid virtual/hands-on irrigation courses.  We offer both 100% online and 50-50 hybrid courses that combine web-based teaching with short-duration, hands-on laboratories at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.Our online courses combine the resources of online training videos, tutorials, reading material, and interactive assignments.  This setting allows participants to access the theoretical materials for each subject from home and at their convenience before participating in the on-site field workshops.


Available Classes

  • Landscape Water Management

          Online materials sponsored by the Irrigation Association, California DWR and Fred and Ginny Hamisch


More information about both of these courses is available under our classes link.  For dates of currently scheduled classes, please check our classes page


Sample Online Tutorial

Click on the image below to play a sample tutorial from our landscape irrigation online module series.


Sample Tutorial


Classic Instructional Videos

Click on the images below to view two of our older instructional videos: 

Drip and Microirrigation Filtration Video Drip and Microirrigation Filtration General Filtration Video

Media Tanks: A Basic Overview

iPhone and iPad users: Click here for compatible video
For updated information on Sand Media Filters, please see: ITRC Report No. R 10-001: Hydraulics of Commercial Sand Media Filter Tanks used for Agricultural Drip Irrigation


Please note:  These videos are large (approx. 69 MB each), so the downloading time may be long for slow or dial-up connections.  Additionally, Adobe Flash Player is required to view these videos.  If you do not already have Flash installed on your system, please click on the icon to the left or click here to download a free version of the player.