Expand your skills and earn CEUs with free training through Hunter University
A four-year university landscape architecture program can be daunting. As the industry has grown, it’s become more difficult to cover all pertinent subjects related to the industry. This often forces department heads to make decisions on core content that will attract new students to their programs. As a result, topics like form and function, spatial awareness, cultural identity, and safe spaces hold greater precedence than irrigation construction documents. And rightfully so. Developing these emerging “great generalists” requires a broad approach.
But the world is changing fast. Water quantity and quality issues have been identified around the globe, affecting the work of landscape architects on a day-to-day basis. Water-related regulations are expanding, requiring landscape professionals to include extra calculations, notes, and product choices on their plans that are rarely taught in school.
Hunter Industries understands this educational gap and is working to see it closed. Hunter’s former CEO, Richard Hunter, is a strong proponent for more comprehensive education.
“Education will have to be the cornerstone of everything we do in the years to come,” he said. “We must educate suppliers, employees, and customers to make sure they have the best available tools to get the job done. We must be willing to push the envelope of our own capability and the knowledge of our customers if we are going to be leaders.”
To make this vision a reality, Hunter Industries created Hunter University as a free online resource. Designed to strengthen your irrigation product knowledge, you’ll also find instruction that focuses specifically on irrigation design and water management practices. The platform lets you consume content at your own pace, so you can work around your busy schedule.
Several Hunter University training programs issue a professional certificate of achievement upon successful completion. Select programs also provide you with continuing education units (CEUs) through the Irrigation Association (IA) and American Society of Landscapes Architects (ASLA-LACES) to help fulfill association certification requirements.
In the end, an educated profession is a healthy profession. That’s why Hunter strives to give you the tools you need to understand the complexity of irrigation, so you can make the best decisions for your current projects and stay prepared for whatever challenges the future may hold.