TSP Academy

TSP believes in the value of hands-on training.

We also believe customers want to be able to “try” before they “buy”. For that reason, we are proud to provide the TSP Academy and TSP Training Facility.

EETC Classes

We offer training classes and product demonstrations throughout the year. These events are an opportunity for industry professionals to increase their knowledge and brush up on the latest tools available for turf management. Many of these classes offer golf course superintendents continuing education credits. Classes are held at various locations throughout the Carolinas as well as at the TSP Training Facility in Liberty, SC.

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Facilities

 

Our facility in Liberty, SC includes:

93-yard golf hole with Diamond Zoysia on the tee and green

Cavalier Zoysia on the rough and fairway

USGA inspired bunker, allowing customers to test turf and irrigation equipment

Half the hole has traditional wiring to a satellite controller, while the other half has 2-wire installation. Both installation types are wired back to a Rain Bird Cirrus Central Control System for easy management

In-house pump station testing capabilities

2,000 sqft training and class rooms

State-of-the-art technology

In-door, hands-on-training lab

Class Descriptions

Equipment Classes

Four Stroke

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Objective: To identify and recognize those Four Stroke Engine Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair four stroke engine systems.

 

Test Offered: Four Stroke Engine Certification Test: this test contains 150 questions covering knowledge of the skills related to diagnoses, service, and repair in four stroke engine systems. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the EETC certification test(s).

 

Certified Engine Technician Status Requirement: Those that are certified in all 3 Engine EETC Certifications: Four Stroke, Two Stroke, and Compact Diesel, are recognized as EETC-Certified Engine Technicians

Electrical

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Objective: To identify and recognize those Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair outdoor power equipment electrical systems.

 

Test Offered: Electrical Certification Test: this test contains 150 questions covering knowledge of the skills related to diagnoses, service, and repair outdoor power equipment electrical systems. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the EETC certification test(s).

 

Certified Systems Technician Status Requirement: Those that are certified in all 3 Systems EETC Certifications: Electrical, Driveline / Hydraulics, and Components Plus, are recognized as EETC-Certified Systems Technicians

Compact Diesel

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Objective: To identify and recognize those Compact Diesel Engine Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair compact diesel engine systems.

 

Test Offered: Compact Diesel Engine Certification Test: this test contains 150 questions covering knowledge of the skills related to diagnoses, service, and repair in compact diesel engine systems. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the EETC certification test(s).

 

Certified Engine Technician Status Requirement: Those that are certified in all 3 Engine EETC Certifications: Four Stroke, Two Stroke, and Compact Diesel, are recognized as EETC-Certified Engine Technicians.

Hydraulic

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Objective: To identify and recognize those Driveline/ Hydraulic/ Hydrostatic Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair driveline, hydraulic and hydrostatic systems.

 

Test Offered: Driveline/ Hydraulic/ Hydrostatic Certification Test: this test contains 150 questions covering knowledge of the skills related to diagnoses, service, and repair in driveline, hydraulic and hydrostatic systems. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the EETC certification test(s).

 

Certified Systems Technician Status Requirement: Those that are certified in all 3 Systems EETC Certifications: Electrical, Driveline / Hydraulics, and Components Plus, are recognized as EETC-Certified Systems Technicians

Reel Technology

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Objective: To identify and recognize those Technicians who can demonstrate knowledge of the skills necessary to diagnose, service, and repair in reel mower components/systems.

 

Test Offered: Reel Technology Certification Test: this test contains 150 questions covering knowledge of the skills related to diagnoses, service, and repair reel mower components/systems. A minimum score of 70% is required to pass the EETC certification test(s).

Irrigation Classes

Irrigation Basics

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Learn the basics of hydraulics (flow rates and pressure loss), head layout, and placement of controllers and valves. We will also review material takeoffs and all the components that make an irrigation system run properly.

Irrigation Troubleshooting

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We will discuss the more common problems with electric irrigation systems as well as some advanced issues. We will look at a variety of tools to help with troubleshooting, including the 521 Locator, the Station Master, and voltmeters.

Irrigation Controls

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This class will help you learn how to match the appropriate controllers to specific jobs. We will review controller operation and features as well as ET controllers, small-scale satellite controls, full-scale central control systems, and two-wire systems. “Smart” controllers are becoming the industry standard as water restrictions continue to elevate.

Ventrac Service Training Class

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