Upcoming MTS Courses

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
September 21st, 2017 September 22nd, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterRecertification for Backflow Assembly Testers <7119>2 day(s)8 to 4:30 then 8 to 11am0.9$478.1

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**

 

September 25th, 2017 September 29th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution - Level 1-2 <7811>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1010.1

This 4.5 day course combines the introductory and second level water distribution disciplines, providing the basic knowledge and advanced appreciation of water distribution practices. Focusing on the practical aspects of construction, operation and maintenance of water distribution systems. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as WD-I / II.

The course is followed by an EOCP examination for catagories such as Water Distribution OIT, Level 1 or 2.

**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**

September 26th, 2017 September 27th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater and Wastewater Pump Operations & Maintenance <8243>2 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$590.1

This course is designed to assist field staff troubleshoot and repair water and sewer pumps. Hydraulics are introduced to assist with getting the best efficiency for the utility. At the end of the two day session the Pump Station Operator will have a better understanding of the importance of pump maintenance as it related to the operating expenses of the utility. The operator will also have the confidence to troubleshoot and tear down water and sewer pumps to perform basic repairs.

1.       Water Pump Fundamentals - Including wear rings and Impeller height settings

2.       Pump Cavitation and NPSH - Cavitation costs, modifying system parameters to resolve / minimize damage

3.       Pump Curves and Hydraulics - Includes affinity laws to begin the discussion on Variable frequency drives

4.       Sewer Pump Fundamentals including wire to water efficiency - Discuss true long term cost of ownership of various types of sewage pumps

5.       Pump rebuilding, bearing installation and troubleshooting - How to identify thrust direction and identify causes of bearing failure

 

6.       Pump alignment and next steps to increased efficiency - Alignment fundamentals, soft foot, base grouting, effects of piping strain

October 2nd, 2017 October 6th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution Level III / IV <7660>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1010.1

This is a 5 day course offeres an advanced level operator the opportunity to prepare for certification in Water Distribution Level III / IV, focusing on the practical aspects of advanced plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WD III or IV.

**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**

October 4th, 2017 October 4th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSewer Pump and Lift Station Maintenance (Introductory) <7359>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

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

 

October 5th, 2017 October 5th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterElectrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations <8183>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0.6$310.1

This 1 day course 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.

October 16th, 2017 October 20th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Collection Level I-II <7751>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1054.2

This 4.5 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 waste water collections operators. This also serves as a prep course for the EOCP certification exam for waste water collections level I and II. Topics Include:


1) Wastewater Collection Systems - Learn the different wastewater collection systems and characteristics

2) Lift Stations - Understanding what lift stations are and their roll in wastewater collection

3) Hydraulics & Mathematics concepts for Wastewater Collections - Grasp the mathematical & hydraulic concepts that pertain to wastewater

4) Operation and Maintenance of Equipment - Understanding the basics and importance of pumps, electricity and cleaning

5) Basic Biology and Chemistry for Wastewater Collections - Learn the basic biology and chemistry that is used in wastewater collection

6) Inspecting and Testing Collection Systems - To gain the knowledge about the different procedures for inspecting and testing collection systems


**Note: EOCP certification exam applications require separate submission 3 weeks prior to exam date. Please contact the Environmental Operator Certification Program http://eocp.ca/program-info/forms-and-applications to access the EOCP applications**

 

 

 

October 19th, 2017 October 19th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterExcavation and Trench Safety (AM)<7328>0.5 day(s)8:00 am to 12 noon0.3$170.1

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.

October 19th, 2017 October 19th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Main Commissioning <7523>0.5 day(s)12:30 to 4:30 p.m.0.3$170.1

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

October 20th, 2017 October 20th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterHot Tapping (water mains) <7972>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

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

October 23rd, 2017 October 27th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBackflow Assembly Tester Certification <7156>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1010.1

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. **

October 23rd, 2017 October 27th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment - Level 1 <7572>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1010.1

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**

October 30th, 2017 October 30th, 2017 Cranbrook AreaCross Connection Control Awareness (Regional)<7027>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.0.6$346.85

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
October 30th, 2017 November 3rd, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment - Level 2 <7602>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1103.55

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**

October 31st, 2017 October 31st, 2017 Cranbrook AreaConfined Space Awareness (Regional)<7152>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.0.6$346.85

This 1 day program is designed for utility operators, construction workers and anyone required to work in and around confined spaces. The session provides a review of confined space entry programs & procedures as listed in the WCB Regulations, as well as a demonstration of equipment and personal protective equipment. Agenda items include:

1.       Definitions - To Comprehend CS terminology

2.       General Requirements & Responsibilities - Understanding the basic requirements & responsibilities of a CS Program

3.       CS Identification & Hazard Assessments - How to inventory CS & procedures for hazard assessments

4.       Lockout & Isolation - Requirements & application of lockout & isolation procedures

5.       Verification, Testing & Isolation - How to properly monitor, record & reduce atmospheric hazards

6.       Standby Personnel & Rescue - Understanding standby responsibilities & Rescue procedures

7.       Fall Protection & Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - Requirements for and use of equipment and PPE

 

8.       CS Program Implementation & Manual - How to implement or update a CS Program

October 31st, 2017 November 3rd, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater & Waste Water Applications and CEU Renewal <8226>4 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4$852.1

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.

1. Safety  -  Understand regulations and importance of Operators safety while working

2. Water and Wastewater Regulations - Review GCDWQ and EPA regulations. Discuss muni. sewage regs. and changes

3. Administration and Security - Discuss supervision, leadership techniques and security importance for Ops

4. Pressure Pumps and Instrumentation - Review pressure calc., pump types and importance of proper instrumentation

5. Math for Water and Wastewater - Calculations solving various dosing, flow and electrical problems

6. Source Water and Types of Wastewater - Discuss various types of source water and wastewater characteristics

7. Laboratory -   Analyze chemical and lab techniques utilized in W and WW applications

8. Water Treatment -  Discuss various WT processes available and advancements in technology      

9. Water Distribution - Review construction guidelines, chlorination, repair of WD and fire hydrant

10. Wastewater Treatment -  Discuss forms of wastewater treatment and advances in technology

11. Wastewater Collection - Discuss construction and repairs for WWC and maintenance involved

 

October 31st, 2017 November 1st, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <7122>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$534.1

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**

November 1st, 2017 November 1st, 2017 Cranbrook AreaConfined Space Entry Level II (Regional)<8231>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.0.6$346.85

Prerequisite: Confined Space Awareness

This (1) day course provides proper procedures & practical exercise’s for students to safely enter a confined space using standard CS entry techniques & equipment with an additional component utilizing specialized techniques for simultaneous multiple worker entries. Topics Include:

1.       Regulations & Responsibilities - a review of OHS regulations & responsibilities,

2.       Hazards & Precautions - understanding hazards and learning precautions to eliminate,

3.       Inspection and Review of Equipment and PPE - reviewing function and operation of confined space entry equipment

4.       Knots, Rope and Specialized Equipment - Learn and demonstrate constructing a rope system for multiple worker entry

5.       Pre-Plan (Workers and Task)-  to Develop and organize a task plan

6.       Preparing Personnel for Entry / Inspection - understanding procedures and how to inspect equipment prior to use

7.       Preparing the Space for Entry - Learn how to set up equipment and prepare the space / area for entry

8.       Entry into a Confined Space - learning and demonstrating safe enter of a confined space

9.       Exiting a Confined Space - learn and demonstrate safe exit of a confined space

10.   Man-down Non-Entry Rescue Procedure - learn non-entry extraction techniques

 

11.   Post Entry Procedures

 

The course also provides a non-entry rescue exercise.

November 2nd, 2017 November 2nd, 2017 Cranbrook AreaReservoir Maintenance and Cleaning (Regional)<7158>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.0.6$346.85

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
November 2nd, 2017 November 3rd, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Wastewater Systems <7765>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$534.1

This 2 day Small Wastewater Systems course will be of value to operators of wastewater 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 Environmental Operator Certification Program http://www.eocp.ca/program-info/forms/ to register**

November 6th, 2017 November 10th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level III <7851>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1010.1

This 4.5 day course will review all aspects of wastewater treatment operations from preliminary treatment through to return of effluent to the environment. The guiding documents in preparing the course are the ABC WWT plant operator Need-to-Know (NTK) criteria, the 2012 ABC standardized exam NTK criteria and the applicable Acts and Regulations of British Columbia.

November 8th, 2017 November 8th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFire Hydrant Maintenance <7128>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This interactive and hands on course is of interest to: operators, contractors, fire fighters, engineers and those who are responsible for the fire hydrants on their system. This program provides maintenance requirements and procedures for a wide selection of the common hydrants in use today. 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
  • Whenever possible, we invite the manufacturer’s representatives to present the material specific to their hydrants. 

 

November 9th, 2017 November 9th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterLeak Detection (Water System) <7129>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

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
November 10th, 2017 November 10th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

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
November 13th, 2017 November 17th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterChlorine Handling and Disinfection Processes <8036>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1010.1

This 4.5 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: 

1. Disinfection Basics   - Re-enforce the principles of disinfection

2. Chlorine - Understand the principles, application and safety aspects of chlorine gas

3. Chlorine Compounds - Identify and understand the concepts and applications for chlorine compound

4. Ultra Violet - Understand the principles, application and safety aspects of ultraviolet

5. Ozonation - Discuss the principles, application and safety aspects of Ozonation

6. Additional Processes - Discuss and identify the other processes that are utilized for disinfection

 

November 13th, 2017 November 17th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment Level III - IV <7606>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1010.1

This 5 day course offers an advanced level operator with the opportunity to prepare for certification in water treatment Level III or IV, focusing on the practical aspects of plant operations. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as a WT III or higher.

**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**

November 22nd, 2017 November 22nd, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Awareness <7152>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

This 1 day program is designed for utility operators, construction workers and anyone required to work in and around confined spaces. The session provides a review of confined space entry programs & procedures as listed in the WCB Regulations, as well as a demonstration of equipment and personal protective equipment. Agenda items include:

1.       Definitions - To Comprehend CS terminology

2.       General Requirements & Responsibilities - Understanding the basic requirements & responsibilities of a CS Program

3.       CS Identification & Hazard Assessments - How to inventory CS & procedures for hazard assessments

4.       Lockout & Isolation - Requirements & application of lockout & isolation procedures

5.       Verification, Testing & Isolation - How to properly monitor, record & reduce atmospheric hazards

6.       Standby Personnel & Rescue - Understanding standby responsibilities & Rescue procedures

7.       Fall Protection & Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) - Requirements for and use of equipment and PPE

 

8.       CS Program Implementation & Manual - How to implement or update a CS Program

November 23rd, 2017 November 23rd, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Entry Level II <8231>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0.6$310.1

Prerequisite: Confined Space Awareness

This (1) day course provides proper procedures & practical exercise’s for students to safely enter a confined space using standard CS entry techniques & equipment with an additional component utilizing specialized techniques for simultaneous multiple worker entries. Topics Include:

1.       Regulations & Responsibilities - a review of OHS regulations & responsibilities,

2.       Hazards & Precautions - understanding hazards and learning precautions to eliminate,

3.       Inspection and Review of Equipment and PPE - reviewing function and operation of confined space entry equipment

4.       Knots, Rope and Specialized Equipment - Learn and demonstrate constructing a rope system for multiple worker entry

5.       Pre-Plan (Workers and Task)-  to Develop and organize a task plan

6.       Preparing Personnel for Entry / Inspection - understanding procedures and how to inspect equipment prior to use

7.       Preparing the Space for Entry - Learn how to set up equipment and prepare the space / area for entry

8.       Entry into a Confined Space - learning and demonstrating safe enter of a confined space

9.       Exiting a Confined Space - learn and demonstrate safe exit of a confined space

10.   Man-down Non-Entry Rescue Procedure - learn non-entry extraction techniques

11.   Post Entry Procedures

 

The course also provides a non-entry rescue exercise.

November 24th, 2017 November 24th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterReservoir Maintenance and Cleaning <7158>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$310.1

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
December 11th, 2017 December 15th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution - Level 1-2 <7811>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1010.1

This 4.5 day course combines the introductory and second level water distribution disciplines, providing the basic knowledge and advanced appreciation of water distribution practices. Focusing on the practical aspects of construction, operation and maintenance of water distribution systems. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as WD-I / II.

The course is followed by an EOCP examination for catagories such as Water Distribution OIT, Level 1 or 2.

**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**