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For Immediate Release: May 20, 2004

Farmers Branch, Dallas, TX • An estimate from the Labor Market Information Department of the Texas Workforce Commission projects that consumer demand is expected to increase the number of landscape workers by nearly 14,000 in Texas by 2010. Brookhaven College is adding landscape irrigation courses to the Corporate and Continuing Education Division's offerings this summer to meet the growing demand for training.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality licenses irrigators to sell, design, consult, install, maintain, alter, repair, or service an irrigation system. A licensed irrigator must have 32 hours of classroom training before taking the licensing exam, and the courses now offered at Brookhaven College will meet these education requirements.

Beginning in August, Brookhaven College will offer courses in English and in Spanish that cover equipment, design, performance and maintenance of residential and commercial applications. For inquiries about irrigation courses, contact the Workforce and Continuing Education Division at 972-860-4600.




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