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CICA University: Education for the Irrigation Professional

3/10/2016 to 3/11/2016
When: March 10-11, 2016
8:00am- 4:00pm
Where: Foxwoods Resort Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd
Mashantucket, Connecticut  06338
United States
Contact: Catriona Horstmann
860.586.7563


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 CICA University: Education for the Irrigation Professional


CICA University is offering irrigation professionals, company owners and office staff two days of classes for your whole office that provide basic and advanced training, CT license certification, and office and business improvement and development.

Day 1  
   
Basic Irrigation Concepts            
J-3/J-4 Continuing Education
Business Boot Camp

Day 2    
Basic Irrigation Concepts Continued
Advanced Controller and Decoder Techniques
Drip Irrigation

The Irrigation Marketplace and Reception provides our members, industry friends and CICA U attendees with an opportunity to visit with peers, make business contacts and learn about new products. The reception, trade show and buffet dinner will follow the first day of courses at the High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge and is sponsored by CICA and our industry partners. Registration for the dinner only is $50. Join us for a fun night of food and bowling!

CLASS 101*: UNDERSTANDING BASIC IRRIGATION CONCEPTS
INSTRUCTOR:
 Chris Pine, CID, CLWM, CIC, CLIA, CIT, C. Pine Associates, Inc.
LENGTH: 1.5 Days

CREDITS: Approved for 12 hours of IA Credits
DATE & TIME: Thursday March 10, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Friday, March 11, 8:00am – 12:00pm

COST: $245 Member*/ $295 Non-Member*
DESCRIPTION: For the irrigation professional who is studying for the CT State Irrigation License (J-3 or J-4) and for the beginner who needs a basic understanding of irrigation.
Using the State of CT Irrigation License (J-3 and J-4) test reference (“Simplified Irrigation Design”, P. Melby 2nd edition) as an outline, this course will provide a basic understanding of irrigation concepts. It will review field hydraulics, piping, basic design, precipitation rates and scheduling. It is an excellent study guide and precursor for professionals who plan to take the test for licensing. It will also provide a basic understanding of irrigation for beginners and other landscaping professionals interested in irrigation.
*1.5 day course. Includes CICA 105 in cost of registration.

CLASS 102*:  J3/J4** CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSE (2016/2017 CT license renewal continuing education credits)
Instructor: Ted Moriarty, Smart Watering Company, LLC.
LENGTH: 5 hours             
DATE & TIME: Thursday, March 10, 9:00am to 3:00pm
COST:
$285 Member*/ $335 Non-Member*
DESCRIPTION: Meet the regulatory continuing education requirements for J3/J4 license holders.  No longer do you have to sit through a day of plumbing that does not relate to your industry, CICA U will provide you with your needed continuing education requirements for J3/J4 license holders and the class will be all about irrigation. Throughout the day you will reinforce and learn about hydraulics, irrigation components, wire and electrical principles, and irrigation system scheduling. We will review state laws and regulations regarding irrigation and EPA WaterSense.
*Includes CICA 103 in cost of registration.
**J4 License Holders may leave after 3 hours to meet certification requirements.

CLASS 103*: BUSINESS BOOT CAMP
Instructors: Leland J. Brandt, The Research Department Inc.
Dave Mullins, Tourbillon
Andrew Moran, CPP, Merchant Solutions
Brittany Farrell, Verizon
LENGTH: 1/2 Day
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, March 10, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
COST: *Included in cost of registration for CICA 102.
DESCRIPTION:  The Boot Camp provides a great opportunity for you to garner ideas for expanding your marketing reach, accessing technology and management. A diverse agenda with experienced speakers to meet your business needs.
*Included in cost of registration for CICA 102.

Class 104*: ADVANCED CONTROLLER AND DECODER TECHNIQUES
Instructors:  Chris Russo and James McGovern, Hunter Industries
Length:  4 hours
DATE & TIME:  March 11, 8:00am – 12:00pm
CREDITS: Approved for 4 hours of IA Credits
COST:
$135 Member*/ $185 Non-Member*
Description:
 Title: Hunter Advanced Controller and Decoder Techniques. Attendees will learn ICore/ACC Overview and Advanced Programming Functions including Decoder Functions, Advance Sensor Capabilities and Set-Up and Mapping. You will come away with an understanding of Decoder Functions and Advantages as well as Decoder Best Practices and Troubleshooting Techniques.
*Includes CICA 105 in cost of registration.

Class 105*: DRIP IRRIGATION
Instructor:  Chris Pine, CID, CLWM, CIC, CLIA, CIT, C. Pine Associates, Inc.
Length:  3 hours
DATE & TIME:  March 11, 1:00pm – 4:00pm
CREDITS: Approved for 3 hours of IA Credits
COST: *Included in cost for registration for CICA 101 and CICA 104.

Description: This class will cover drip irrigation equipment, the concepts of drip irrigation design, installation techniques, maintenance and scheduling.
*Included in cost of registration for CICA 101 and CICA 104.

Featured Members
Diane TothFor years of distinguished service Diane Toth received a lifetime membership with CICA!
Louis TothFor years of distinguished service Louis Toth received a lifetime membership with CICA!


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