Upcoming MTS Courses

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July 7th, 2016 July 8th, 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**

 

July 11th, 2016 July 15th, 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. **

August 22nd, 2016 August 26th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterCross Connection Control Inspector Certification <7351>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1363.95

This 5 day course is one of the most comprehensive in the industry and covers aspects of managing cross connection control program, with a primary focus on performing cross connection inspections and facility hazard assessments. This course is ideal for CCC Program Managers, Building Officials, Engineers, Wastewater Operators with reclamation systems & Health Inspectors. MTS Instructors are seasoned professional CCC technicians.

Note: As BCWWA no longer provides provincial certification for the CCC Inspectors Courses, MTS Inc. will require attendees to complete a written exam and a practical exam with a pass rate of 75 % to ensure attendees demonstrate an adequate level of subject matter competency. A Successful Completion Certificate will be issued by MTS to those who meet this requirement.

 

Agenda items include:

  • Hydraulics of backflow
  • Legal aspects & case studies
  • Review of all applicable Codes, Standards & local Bylaws
  • Methods of Isolation & determining degrees of hazards
  • Facility classifications & common cross connections
  • Identification & proper installation of backflow preventers (BFP's)
  • General safety
  • Pre-assessment preperation
  • Conducting a cross connection facility inspection
  • Post assessment procedures
  • Cross connection control program administration
  • New facility assessments
  • Existing facility assessments
  • Record Keeping
  • Assessments will be performed and reviewed every day. Proposed facilities to assess may include:
    • Gas station; Hotel mechanical room; small commercial building
    • Small restaurant/pub; educational facility
    • Waste water treatment plant, Swimming pool & sports complex 

Exam consists of:

  • 100 multiple choice questions (requires 75% to pass)
  • Practical demonstration of ability to perform field assessments (requires 75% to pass)

Attendee's need to bring:

Steel toed boots, small flashlight

A copy of CSA B64.10 (Selection and Installation of Backflow Preventers / Testing and Maintenance)

September 19th, 2016 September 23rd, 2016 Castlegar, City of (Fire Hall Training Room)Backflow Assembly Tester Certification <K><7156>5 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$1254.17

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. **

September 26th, 2016 September 30th, 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**

September 26th, 2016 September 30th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level II <8084>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1008

This 4.5 day course provides WWT Level 1 operators with information needed in accordance with ABC Need-to-Know criteria. The course builds on knowledge and skills operators have, providing students with a deeper understanding of conventional activated sludge and solids processing found at larger municipal wastewater treatment plants. Each chapter covers calculations in detail.

Course topics include:

·         Wastewater characteristics

·         Preliminary treatment (screens and grit removal)

·         Primary treatment (sedimentation and floatation)

·         Trickling filters and rotating biological contactors

·         Activated sludge

·         Wastewater stabilization ponds               

·         Effluent disinfection, discharge and reuse

·         Sludge thickening & dewatering               

·         Sludge digestion and solids handling

 


October 3rd, 2016 October 7th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level I <8010>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1008

This 5 day course is designed for those working in a waste water treatment Plant environment. Combining the experience and knowledge acquired in the field, this session provides education and tools to better prepare attendee’s for the WWT Level I Examination.

Thanks for your continued support and interest in training with MTS

October 17th, 2016 October 21st, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Collection Level I-II <7751>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1008

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 18th, 2016 October 19th, 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**

October 20th, 2016 October 21st, 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**

October 31st, 2016 November 4th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level III <7851>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1008

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.

October 31st, 2016 November 4th, 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**

November 7th, 2016 November 7th, 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.

November 8th, 2016 November 8th, 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.
November 9th, 2016 November 9th, 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
November 21st, 2016 November 21st, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Awareness <7152>1 day(s)7:00am to 3:30pm0.6$308

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 22nd, 2016 November 22nd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Entry Level II <8231>1 day(s)7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.0.6$308

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 23rd, 2016 November 23rd, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSewer 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

 

November 24th, 2016 November 24th, 2016 Vernon - MTS Training CenterElectrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations <8183>1 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.

December 6th, 2016 December 6th, 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.

December 7th, 2016 December 7th, 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
December 8th, 2016 December 8th, 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