Irrigation boot camp

ALCC once again partners with Emily Griffith Technical College (EGTC) to recruit and train new people for the industry in an Irrigation Boot Camp. In 2018, we are pleased to offer boot camp twice!

The intensive sessions will take place Thursday evenings and all day on Friday for 48 total hours of training over the course of a four-week session. Most of the time will be spent learning and practicing hands-on skills.

Dates: Choose from two sessions -- Session 1 begins March 8. Session 2 begins April 5. Each session runs for four weeks.
Times: Thursdays 6:00 to 10:00PM, Fridays all day (9:00 AM to 4:00 PM - exact start/end times subject to change) - 48 hours of instruction total
Location:  Emily Griffith Technical College, Building Colorado Construction Careers Now Center, 3600 E 46th Ave, Denver, CO 80216

Register online: Contact Becky Garber at 720 307-5093

What attendees will learn
The curriculum is based on the Landscape Training Manual for Irrigation Technicians (course textbook) and will emphasize:

  • The importance of water management in Colorado and career opportunities
  • Basic irrigation concepts
  • System components 
  • Programming controllers
  • Basic troubleshooting strategies
  • Overview of how soils and plant types impact watering practices
  • Related soft skills

Volunteers needed
With 25 to 30 people in the class, the instructor needs backup assistance to teach hands-on irrigation skills. Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with attendees so they master skills quickly. We are asking for volunteers to give one Thursday evening or 4 hours on a Friday. If many people can help with just one session, we’ll have the extra hands needed to be successful.

Be an ambassador: part of being a classroom volunteer is also to be an ambassador for the industry. Be prepared to share your story, talk about how you and others have moved up in your careers – and why you love working in the green industry.

People who don’t know us or the cool things we do need to know why the green industry is a great place to work. Help people learn and be an ambassador. Contact Becky Garber at 720 307-5093.

Special thanks to our Landscape Career Pathways Sponsors:

Strategic sponsor, DBC Irrigation Supply

DBC Irrigation Supply







Signature Sponsors, ACW Supply and LL Johnson Distributing Company

ACW Supply      LL Johnson Distributing


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