INAC Course Calendar

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
January 30th, 2018 February 1st, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBasic Math for Disinfection <7126>, Water Main Commissioning <7523> and Hypochlorination & Pump Labs <8155>.3 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.8$0

Hypochlorination and Pump Lab 

This 2 day course covers the theory and science of sodium and calcium hypochlorination and is designed for water system operators responsible for disinfection utilizing hypochlorites and operating hypochlorinators.

This course highlights: types of hypo chlorites; importance of the disinfection and monitoring process; concepts of chlorination; safety and handling practices. Additionally, a basic math refresher including: basic volume calculations building into dilution factors; concentration and dosing calculations.

Hands-on labs include: pump maintenance; trouble shooting; repairs; residual monitoring protocol and the colorimeters utilized.

 

 

Basic Math and Disinfection

This 1/2 day course is designed for water utility operators, providing a review of basic math relating to chlorination and disinfection. We combine basic math exercises and build the skills required to enable an operator to perform basic system and chlorine calculations with confidence. Agenda items include: introduction to math; basic math exercises; formulas; conversions; chlorine calculations; volume calculations; flow rate calculations.

 

Water Main Commissioning

 This ½ day course 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

 

February 6th, 2018 February 8th, 2018 Courtenay - Crown Isle ResortHypo Chlorination <7125>, Water Well Maintenance <7162>, Reservoir Maintenance and Cleaning <7158>.3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$0

The Hypo Chlorination, Water Well Maintenance, Reservoir Maintenance and Cleaning are one day courses run consecutively over a 3 day period – see course descriptions in the Interactive Program Courses. Hypo Chlorination / Water Well Maintenance / Reservoir Maintenance and Cleaning

February 14th, 2018 February 15th, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConstruction Project Orientation.<8329>2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0
This session provides a start to finish overview of the various stages of a pipe installation project, catering to those operators and community members involved in infrastructure installation, we will cover contract interpretation; safety; materials; installation techniques and completion requirements. Attendees will be familiar with the processes and be better prepared to understand do's and don'ts of pipe installation projects.  

topics include:

- basic contract interpretation

- Plan Reading (basic)

- job site  responsibilities

- work safe requirements

- excavation safety

- pipes types and uses

- installation techniques

- bedding materials

- compaction

- restoration

- customer service

- proper note taking

- file management 


February 19th, 2018 February 23rd, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level I <8010>.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4$0

This 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.


1. Sources - understand where Wastewater originates

2. Physical characteristics - understand Wastewater makeup

3. Hydrological cycle - understand the effect of Wastewater Treatment on the cycle

4. Nutrient cycle - understand nitrification and denitrification

5. Eutrophication - understand the concept and effects of eutrophication

6. Lift stations - understand the location, operation and controls

7. Preliminary Treatment - understand the components, controls and effects

8. Primary Treatment - understand the components, controls and effects

9. Activated sludge - understand the components, controls and effects

10. RBC’s - understand the components, controls and effects

11. Digesters - understand the components, controls and effects

12. Disinfection - understand the components, controls and effects

13. Sludge thickening - understand the components, controls and effects

14. Motors, Drives, Valves - understand the components and controls

15. Cross Connection - understand the components, controls and effects

16. Flow Measurement - understand the components, controls and effects

17. Safety / Lab - understand the components, controls and effects

18. Ponds and Lagoons - explore the operational functions

 

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.


February 27th, 2018 March 1st, 2018 Chilliwack - Squiala First NationBasic Math for Disinfection <7126>, Water Main Commissioning <7523> and Hypochlorination & Pump Labs <8155>.3 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.8$0

Hypochlorination and Pump Lab 

This 2 day course covers the theory and science of sodium and calcium hypochlorination and is designed for water system operators responsible for disinfection utilizing hypochlorites and operating hypochlorinators.

This course highlights: types of hypo chlorites; importance of the disinfection and monitoring process; concepts of chlorination; safety and handling practices. Additionally, a basic math refresher including: basic volume calculations building into dilution factors; concentration and dosing calculations.

Hands-on labs include: pump maintenance; trouble shooting; repairs; residual monitoring protocol and the colorimeters utilized.

 

 

Basic Math and Disinfection

This 1/2 day course is designed for water utility operators, providing a review of basic math relating to chlorination and disinfection. We combine basic math exercises and build the skills required to enable an operator to perform basic system and chlorine calculations with confidence. Agenda items include: introduction to math; basic math exercises; formulas; conversions; chlorine calculations; volume calculations; flow rate calculations.

 

Water Main Commissioning

 This ½ day course 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

 

March 5th, 2018 March 9th, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution Level I - II <7811>.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$0

This 5 day course combines the basic requirements of a water distribution system with advanced practical aspects of system construction, operation and maintenance. 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: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

 

March 13th, 2018 March 15th, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

This 3 day course provides basic knowledge and information needed to operate Small Wastewater Collections and Treatment systems.  Suitable for operators and/or custodians operating Small Wastewater Systems with up to 500 population on a part time or full time, and needing to acquire knowledge and information to operate said systems efficiently and economically.

 

Instruction topics include:

  • Safety
  • Sewage collection systems
  • Lagoons
  • Septic systems
  • Basic hydraulics
  • Sewage lift stations
  • Electricity and Applied Mathematics
  • Overviews of system components
  • Disinfection
  • Structures and group discussions on mechanical concepts
  • Operations strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Trouble shooting practices

This course will prepare operators to write a Small Wastewater System Certification Exam. MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.

March 20th, 2018 March 22nd, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0

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 3 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

Regulations & Responsibilities - Understand the operator requirements and the regulatory requirements 

Watersheds, Sources & Wells - Identify the water sources for a small water system

Treatment - Acknowledge the requirements and methods for treatment

Storage & Math - Comprehend the math formulas used for volume, dosage and cleaning

Disinfection - Understand disinfection principles and the application, of hypo chlorination

Distribution Systems - Recognize the purpose of maintaining and troubleshooting a distribution system

Water Quality & Sampling - Understand and define water quality along with the proper techniques for sampling

Safety - Re-enforce the necessity and requirements of Safety

 

MTS will coordinate with EOCP for an examination session to follow this course.

** Note: Environmental Operator Certification Program Certification Exams require separate application online and are to be completed through the EOCP Customer Relationship Management System at https://crm.eocp.ca/  and to be submitted no later than 16 business days prior to the posted date of the scheduled exam.


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