Upcoming MTS Courses

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
February 10th, 2016 February 11th, 2016 Bowen Island, Municipality ofSmall Wastewater Systems <7765>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$532

This 2 day Small Wastewater Systems course will be of value to operators of wastewater systems systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500. Upon completion of the course, students will have satisfied the training requirements which, combined with appropriate experience, will make them eligible to write the Small Wastewater Systems exam for the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Envirionmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/ to register**

February 17th, 2016 February 18th, 2016 Abbotsford City of, Public Works (Conference Room #1)Small Water Systems <7122>2 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm1.2$532

The Small Water Systems course provides a working knowledge of water distribution and water treatment practices, focusing on the basic aspects of system construction, operations, and maintenance. This 2 day course will be of value to all operators of water distribution and/or water treatment systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500. Upon completion of the course, students will have satisfied the training requirements which, combined with appropriate experience, will make them eligible to write the Small Water Systems exam for the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

This course will be followed by an EOCP examination session at the end of the second day of the course.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Environmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/ to register**

February 23rd, 2016 February 24th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Wastewater Systems <7765>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$532

This 2 day Small Wastewater Systems course will be of value to operators of wastewater systems systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500. Upon completion of the course, students will have satisfied the training requirements which, combined with appropriate experience, will make them eligible to write the Small Wastewater Systems exam for the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Envirionmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/ to register**

February 25th, 2016 February 26th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <7122>2 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm1.2$532

The Small Water Systems course provides a working knowledge of water distribution and water treatment practices, focusing on the basic aspects of system construction, operations, and maintenance. This 2 day course will be of value to all operators of water distribution and/or water treatment systems, particularly those that serve a population of less than 500. Upon completion of the course, students will have satisfied the training requirements which, combined with appropriate experience, will make them eligible to write the Small Water Systems exam for the Environmental Operators Certification Program.

This course will be followed by an EOCP examination session at the end of the second day of the course.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Environmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/ to register**

February 29th, 2016 February 29th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterMaintenance Management Program Development <7123>2 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm1.5$560

The Maintenance Management Program Development course is a 2 day program where MTS provides a Maintenance Management template to be tailored during the operator training session. The concept is to provide the operators a tool to begin the development of a community specific distribution inventory and a maintenance management program. The template & training includes:

  • System mapping (drawn by hand during session) or review of current maps
  • Valve exercising & record keeping (inventory & location of all valves)
  • Reservoir cleaning
  • Flushing (create a flow map during class and establish a logical order for flushing)
  • Hydrant maintenance (establish hydrant inventory and maintenance records)
  • Sampling (record keeping)
  • Cl2 sampling (record keeping)
  • ERP draft
  • Cross Connection program update
  • Confined Space inventory update
March 1st, 2016 March 1st, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterEmergency Response Plan Development <7153>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$392

This is a 1 day session combining an interactive discussion about Emergency Response Planning and reviewing the development of proper procedures, protocol, contact list, and distribution of the Plans. Group activities will include review and development of actual ERP’s. The combined result will be a thorough knowledge of the development & maintenance process as well as a rough draft of a tailored water system ERP. Attendees are encouraged to bring their existing ERP manual for review, comparison and updating.

March 2nd, 2016 March 2nd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterReservoir Maintenance and Cleaning <7158>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

Designed for operators responsible for maintaining water systems with reservoirs, This 1 day program covers the procedures necessary for preparing for and cleaning a potable water reservoir. We strongly recommend attendees consider the confined space awareness program prior to this one.agenda items include:

  • Basic confined space procedures
  • System isolation procedures
  • Reservoir cleaning techniques and options
  • Disinfection requirements
  • Chlorine calculations
  • Volume calculations
March 3rd, 2016 March 3rd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterHypo Chlorination (1day) <7125>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day course is designed for the small system operator who is responsible for or will be responsible for the operation of a hypo-chlorinator. The program covers the basic aspects of hypo chlorination.

Broken into three modules:

  • Basic principles and concepts
  • Math
  • Hands on pump maintenance, trouble shooting, repairs and residual monitoring devises.

This course highlights the importance of disinfection and the monitoring process, concepts of chlorination, the types of hypo chlorites as well as safety and handling practices. The math will be a refresher of basic volume calculations then build into dilution factors and concentration calculations.

Operators will have access to a variety of hypo-chlorinators.

March 4th, 2016 March 4th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Well Maintenance <7162>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day program provides those who's water is supplied from a smaller well the information on how to properly monitor their well.

  • Chlorination and shock treatment
  • Wellhead protection concepts
  • Water Quality and general challenges associated with well water.
March 7th, 2016 March 11th, 2016 West Kelowna, City of (WTP)Water Treatment - Level 1 <7572>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1008

This is a 5 day introductory course providing a basic knowledge of water treatment processes focusing on the practical aspects of plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WT I.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Envirionmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/ to register**

March 7th, 2016 March 10th, 2016 ParksvilleWater & Waste Water Applications and CEU Renewal4 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4 TBD$850

This 4 day course will enhance Operator knowledge and understanding of the four core disciplines of Wastewater Treatment and Collection, Water Treatment and Distribution by reviewing the various technology and processes while introducing more advanced topics.  Other topics covered in this course include; safety, math, laboratory skills, and mechanical processes.

March 14th, 2016 March 18th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBackflow Assembly Tester Certification <7156>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1008

This 5-day program covers aspects of cross connection controls and backflow preventer assembly testing as published in the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is followed by the BCWWA Backflow Assembly Testers Certification. Agenda items include:

 

Introduction to Cross Connection Control

  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Backflow incidents review
  • Legal aspects
  • Hazard classifications and types of hazards
  • Methods of backflow control (types of backflow preventers)
  • General installation requirements
  • Cross connection control program basics
  • Troubleshooting and repair of backflow preventers
  • Theoretical and practical testing procedures for:
    • Reduced Pressure Principle Backflow Preventer
    • Double Check Valve Assembly
    • Pressure Vacuum Breaker
    • Spill Resistant Pressure Vacuum Breaker

 

 

 

 

Final Exam upon successful completion provides BCWWA Backflow Assembly Tester Certificate:

  • 100 multiple choice questions (requires 75 % to pass)
  • Practical demonstration of ability to test valves as listed above

 

 

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

** Note: Upon request the course manual can be shipped in advance upon receipt of full payment. **

March 14th, 2016 March 18th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment - Level 2 <7602>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1008

This is a 5 day intermediate level course covering all core areas including: detailed treatment processes and systems, emerging technologies, mathematics and complex chlorine and chemical problem solving involving flow and filtration rates and, enhanced safety components. Troubleshooting tips, maintenance details, introductory management practices, and a thorough review of WT Level I is also undertaken in this course.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Envirionmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/to register**

March 22nd, 2016 March 22nd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterCross Connection Control Awareness <7027>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day (0.7 CEU accredited) program will cover all aspects of cross connections as published in the Cross Connection Control Manual published by the AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control 2007 Manual published by the Western Canada Section American Water Works Association (WCS AWWA) and is delivered primarily in a classroom setting, agenda items include:

  • Introduction to Cross Connection Controls
  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Legal aspects
  • Recommended backflow prevention procedures
  • Application of backflow prevention procedures
  • Types of backflow preventers
  • Recommended installation procedure
  • Recommended cross connection control program start up
  • Review of the testing process
March 22nd, 2016 March 22nd, 2016 Keremeos, Village of (Council Chambers)Sewer Pump and Lift Station Maintenance (Introductory) <7359>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day introductory course is designed for operators with Sewer lift stations as part of their utility operation and maintenance routines. The program provides attendee’s with a thorough review of the components, operational and safety requirements of working with lift stations. Hands on opportunities provided using clean demonstration equipment and a tour of a live station.

Agenda Item include:

  • Overview of a lift station
  • Safety
  • Components and Operations
  • Station Checks
  • Servicing Routines

 

March 22nd, 2016 March 22nd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFire Hydrant Maintenance <7128>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day program covers Fire Hydrant Maintenance procedures, including:

  • Safety
  • General hydrant maintenance requirements
  • Manufacturer specific hydrant maintenance
  • Hands on tear downs on several manufacturers hydrants

When ever possible, we invite the manufacturers representitives to present the material specific to their hydrants.

March 23rd, 2016 March 23rd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterCross Connection Awareness for Administrators and Support personnel <7151>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day program covers pertinent aspects of cross connection control, referencing current manuals and standards, this session is of interest to those responsible for day to day water system and cross connection control program management/support, operations and Health Authority personnel. Agenda items include:

  • Introduction to Cross Connection Controls
  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Legal aspects
  • Recommended backflow prevention procedures
  • Types of backflow preventers
  • Installation procedure
  • Recommended cross connection control program development and implementation processes
  • Regulatory requirements
    • Operating Permits
    • CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
    • BCBC (British Columbia Building Code)
March 23rd, 2016 March 23rd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterLeak Detection (Water System) <7129>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This program is designed for operators, and those working with water distribution systems who are responsible for the day to day operation and maintenance. This 1 day program provides a variety of leak detection concepts such as leak detection justification, programs for water loss modeling and leak detection procedures. Agenda items include:

Leak Detection concepts:

  • Water Leak History and Statistics
  • Types of Leaks
  • Leak Detection Programs
    • Water Loss Modeling
    • Leak detection
  • Typical piping materials and their effect on leak detection
  • Acoustic Leak detection procedures and equipment
    • Geo Phones
    • Correlation systems
    • Data logging
  • Factors effecting acoustic leak detection
  • Alternative Leak detection methods
March 23rd, 2016 March 23rd, 2016 Keremeos, Village of (Council Chambers)Electrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations1 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0.6$308

This 1 day courses will provide an understanding of electrical components of sewage lift stations, to be familiar with electrical safety requirements and safe working procedures. Outlining: operational aspects so that operators are familiar with basic operational checks and emergency procedures, and maintenance aspects so operators are familiar with typical maintenance programs designed to keep pump stations operating.

March 24th, 2016 March 24th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day program is designed for water utility operators, contractors who install and work with water mains. This session considers dealing with a water main leak, we review procedures and repair materials and installation techniques, agenda items include:

  • Basic leak detection concepts
  • Proper system isolation procedures
  • Pipe types and the OD chart
  • Repair materials and installation techniques
  • Post repair procedures
  • Disinfection requirements
  • Chlorine calculations
  • Volume calculations
March 29th, 2016 March 30th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterRecertification for Backflow Assembly Testers <7119>2 day(s)8 to 4:30 then 8 to 11am0.9$476

Beginning in 2010, BCWWA requires all certified Backflow Assembly Testers to recertify every 5 years. This Recertification program meets the requirements of the BCWWA and provides existing certified testers the opportunity to ensure that are up to date with the latest testing procedures and current reference materials such as AWWA Canadian Cross Connection test requirements, plumbing code and local bylaw changes. This 10 hour course includes:

Current Test Procedure review

  • RP
  • DCVA
  • PVB
  • SRPVB
  • New forms, common errors

Summary of applicable standards as of the date of the course delivery

  • CSA
  • Canadian Cross Connection Manual
  • Plumbing Code (building code)
  • Current AWWA Canadian CCC tester certification policies
  • Local bylaws

 

This course is followed by a BCWWA Tester Recertification examination session which includes the practical and written examination.

The exam typically starts at Noon on the last day.

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

**AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual is "not" included in cost**

 

March 31st, 2016 April 1st, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterRecertification for Backflow Assembly Testers <7119>2 day(s)8 to 4:30 then 8 to 11am0.9$476

Beginning in 2010, BCWWA requires all certified Backflow Assembly Testers to recertify every 5 years. This Recertification program meets the requirements of the BCWWA and provides existing certified testers the opportunity to ensure that are up to date with the latest testing procedures and current reference materials such as AWWA Canadian Cross Connection test requirements, plumbing code and local bylaw changes. This 10 hour course includes:

Current Test Procedure review

  • RP
  • DCVA
  • PVB
  • SRPVB
  • New forms, common errors

Summary of applicable standards as of the date of the course delivery

  • CSA
  • Canadian Cross Connection Manual
  • Plumbing Code (building code)
  • Current AWWA Canadian CCC tester certification policies
  • Local bylaws

 

This course is followed by a BCWWA Tester Recertification examination session which includes the practical and written examination.

The exam typically starts at Noon on the last day.

**NOTE: Registration for the exam is separate, please go to www.bcwwa.org to register for the exam (2 weeks prior to program)**

**AWWA Canadian Cross Connection Control Manual is "not" included in cost**

 

April 4th, 2016 April 8th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment - Level 1 <7572>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1008

This is a 5 day introductory course providing a basic knowledge of water treatment processes focusing on the practical aspects of plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WT I.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Envirionmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/ to register**

April 4th, 2016 April 4th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Awareness <7152>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

This 1 day program is designed for small water utility operators and provides a review of confined space entry programs & procedures as listed in the WCB Regulations and utilizes reservoir cleaning as our practice area, agenda items include:

  • Safety
  • Confined space:
    • Regulations
    • Inventories
    • Entry permits
    • Atmospheric monitoring
    • Fall protection equipment
    • Emergency procedures
    • Entry procedures
    • Work limitations
  • Reservoir cleaning:
    • Work planning
    • Customer notification
    • Water Quality
    • Cleaning techniques and chlorine calculations
    • System commissioning
April 4th, 2016 April 8th, 2016 Courtenay - Crown Isle ResortWater Treatment - Level 1 (VI) <7572>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1075

This is a 4.5 day introductory course providing a basic knowledge of water treatment processes focusing on the practical aspects of plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WT I.

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Envirionmental Operator Certification Program http://eocp.ca/program-info/forms-and-applications to register**

April 5th, 2016 April 5th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterHot Tapping (water mains) <7972>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$308

Targeting the operator responsible for performing service connections, this one day program offers theory and hands on live tapping, 3/4 & 1 " service connections and when requested / available 6" size on size demonstration. The course covers the following topics.

- Basic Hydraulics

- Water Main materials and characteristics

- Tapping materials and proper installation techniques

- Safety

- Tapping procedures (4 manufacturer's machines for use)

- Final connections, testing and flushing

Summary

April 6th, 2016 April 6th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterExcavation and Trench Safety (AM)<7328>0.5 day(s)8:00 am to 12 noon0.3$168

This ½ day session targets system operators and the support personnel working in and around excavations. The program provides an overview of the WorkSafeBC requirements incorporating local policies & programs to highlight the risks and mitigation techniques associated within and around excavations. Attendee’s develop an understanding of the proper procedures to safely work in this environment.

April 6th, 2016 April 6th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Main Commissioning <7523>0.5 day(s)12:30 to 4:30 p.m.0.3$168

This Session focuses on the process of commissioning of a new water main, topics include:

- Basic hydraulics and cross connection considerations

- Filling the main for the first time

- Pre pressure test considerations

- Troubleshooting / leak detection

- Post-test flushing requirements

- Chlorination

- Flushing and dechlorination

- Bacterial sampling

- Connecting the new main

April 18th, 2016 April 22nd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Collection Level I-II <7751>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1008

This 5 day course provides the fundamentals for operating and maintaining collection systems efficiently and effectively. Also included are the basics of chemistry, biology, hydraulics and math for wastewater collections operators. This also serves as a prep course for the EOCP certification exam for wastewater collection level I - II.

 

**Note: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance. Please contact the Environmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/to register**

 

 

 

April 25th, 2016 April 29th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterAdvanced Disinfection Processes <8036>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1008

This 5 day course is designed for the operators who are or will be responsible for the operations of the disinfection process or processes. This hands-on and theoretical study course will provide the operator with a complete understanding, and the ability to apply and analyze the purpose, procedures, mathematical equations, operation and maintenance of the disinfection processes (existing, new or up and coming) for water and wastewater systems through classroom study and hands-on labs. Course topics are: Disinfection Basics, Chlorine, Chlorine Compounds, Ultra Violet, Ozonation, Advanced Processes.