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Irrigation Technician Career Pathway

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Tap into your potential with an Irrigation Certificate from Clackamas Community College  

In today's world, where sustainability and responsible resource management are paramount, irrigation systems play a crucial role in maintaining healthy landscapes and ensuring efficient water use. As the demand for skilled irrigation technicians continues to grow, Clackamas Community College's Irrigation Technician Career Pathway program equips you with the knowledge and hands-on experience to thrive in this exciting field. 

Our program goes beyond simply teaching you about sprinklers and pipes. You will delve into the science and technology behind effective irrigation, mastering the skills to become a valuable asset in the ever-evolving landscape industry. Imagine a career where you: 

  • Contribute to sustainable practices by ensuring optimal water use for vibrant landscapes. 
  • Apply your technical expertise to troubleshoot, repair and maintain complex irrigation systems. 
  • Play a vital role in supporting the health and beauty of communities through proper irrigation management. 
  • Enjoy the satisfaction of seeing your work flourish in parks, gardens and various outdoor spaces. 

Clackamas Community College's Irrigation Technician Career Pathway program is your start to a fulfilling career that makes a real difference. Contact us today to learn more and enroll in your future! 

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

The job outlook is bright for irrigation technicians 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 13% increase in employment for irrigation technicians over the next decade, much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is attributed to the rising demand for sustainable landscaping practices and water conservation efforts. 
For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Learn the skills for success in irrigation  

Our Irrigation Certificate program equips you with the in-demand skills to excel in the growing irrigation field. This program provides a comprehensive foundation in irrigation system design, installation, repair, maintenance, monitoring and programming. 

You should graduate with the confidence to:

  • Troubleshoot irrigation problems: Diagnose and repair common irrigation system issues efficiently.
  • Select and install the right equipment: Gain expertise in choosing the most suitable irrigation components for various landscapes.
  • Design water-wise irrigation systems: Craft efficient irrigation plans that optimize plant health while minimizing water waste. 
  • Implement sustainable practices: Learn effective strategies to promote water conservation and environmental responsibility in irrigation. 
  • Work safely and follow industry standards: Ensure adherence to safety regulations and industry best practices for optimal irrigation system performance.
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


NALP Logo National Association of Landscape Professionals Accredited Degree Program

National Association of Landscape Professionals

This is the only nationally recognized endorsement offered to colleges with landscape/horticulture programs. It is designed to recognize schools with landscape contracting curricula that meet or exceed industry standards. Visit the their website for more information. 

See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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