Irrigation Business Management

Irrigation Business Management provides practical learning experience in irrigation system design, operation, scheduling, and troubleshooting, plus business and marketing skills. A Commercial & Residential Irrigation Certificate can be earned after the first year of the two-year degree program. Graduates of the Irrigation Business Management program are prepared to design, install, operate, maintain, manage, and market commercial and residential irrigation systems and businesses. All of the courses required for the degree or certificate can be taken online. The curriculum is reviewed annually by an advisory board composed of local and regional industry members.

In addition, the Water Technologies & Management program offers four 2+2 degree pathways to Washington State University in Wildlife Ecology & Conservations Science, Environmental & Ecosystem Science, Forestry, and Earth Sciences.

Career Opportunities

    • Irrigation Designer
    • Installation Foreman
    • Service Technician
    • Sales Personnel
    • Irrigation Department Manager
    • Irrigation Business Owner


Dave Stockdale

(509) 524-5193


The mission of the Water Technologies and Management program is provide students with a diverse array of courses, exposure to the newest technologies, and hands-on experiences with will both provide industry with highly trained technicians and managers.

Program Outcomes

  • An understanding of discipline-specific terminology and methods.
  • An ability to use discipline-specific tools and/or techniques correctly.
  • Critical thinking skills necessary in water and irrigation systems and small business operations, including problem solving skills and the use of data.
  • The ability to research, interpret, and communicate concepts.
  • An understanding of the relationships between course concepts and society, including the impact of course-specific technology.