INAC Course Calendar

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
October 31st, 2017 November 2nd, 2017 Courtenay / Comox - Komoks BandSmall 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.


November 7th, 2017 November 8th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterACRS and Budgeting.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pmNA$0

Asset Condition Reporting Systems

 

This course is intended to provide operators a review of the ACRS process and provide process information so communities can support the program by providing the consultants with local information and system knowledge

November 14th, 2017 November 17th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterCross Connection Awareness <8035> - Confined Space Awareness <8039> - WHMIS.4 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8 + TBD$0

Cross Connection Awareness

This 1.5 day program covers pertinent aspects of cross connection control, referencing current manuals and standards. This session benefits those working in the water & waste water industry including management and health authority personnel. Agenda items include:

1. Causes of Backflow- Understanding the hydraulics of how backflow occurs

2. Health and Legal Aspects - Gain an appreciation for why backflow prevention is necessary

3. Hazard Classifications - Determining the hazard types and classifications of cross connections

4. Methods of Protection - Identify cross connections and methods of protection

5. Types of Backflow Preventers - Develop a basic knowledge of backflow preventer devices

6. Installation - Understanding the correct methods for proper installation of Devices

7. CCC Program Components - Understanding the program development resources available and required


Confined Space Awareness

This 1.5 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 Responsibilities & 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 and 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 - Requirements for and use of equipment and PPE

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


WHMIS

This is a 1 day program

November 21st, 2017 November 23rd, 2017 Prince GeorgeSmall 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.

November 28th, 2017 November 29th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterLift Station Maintenance <7359> and Electrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations <8183>.3 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0

Lift Station Maintenance

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

 

Electrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations:

This 2 day session will review troubleshooting and the safety of working around electrical components of a lift station.

November 28th, 2017 November 30th, 2017 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

 

December 5th, 2017 December 7th, 2017 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFire Hydrant Maintenance <7128>, Leak Detection (Water Systems) <7129>, Water Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>.3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$0

The Fire Hydrant Maintenance, Leak Detection (Water Systems), Water Main Repair and Disinfection are 1 day courses run consecutively over a 3 day period – see course descriptions in the Interactive Program Courses. Fire Hydrant Maintenance / Leak Detection (Water Systems) / Water Main Repair and Disinfection

January 23rd, 2018 January 24th, 2018 Prince GeorgeConstruction 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 


January 30th, 2018 February 1st, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBasic Water Hydraulics Pumps & Control Valves <8168> and Electrical Safety for Pumps <8229>.3 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.8$0

Two courses run consecutively:

Basic Water Hydraulics Pumps & Control Valves

A 2 day session designed and delivered by Greg Anderson of Mearls Machine Works Ltd, this program is designed for operators, pump technicians, well drillers and those with a vested interest in the proper operation and maintenance of a pumped water system. This 2 day program provides a review of Basic Hydraulics; Pump Types and Control Valves used in water systems. . Agenda items include:

Basic Hydraulics

  • Pressure vs. Head and Specific Gravity
  • Friction loss and Properties of water
  • NPSHa vs NPSHr
  • Reading pump curves
  • System Curves, Calculating Pump Brake Horsepower
  • Determining Pump Performance from Field readings
  • Handy Conversions and formulas

Pump Types

  • Detailed Construction of: End suction Centrifugal; Horizontal Split case; Vertical Lineshaft Turbine; Submersible Turbine; Motors for all listed
  • Installation of above
  • Operation and Maintenance

Control Valves

  • Basic Function
  • Application of common Types
  • Pressure Relief, Reducing, Sustaining, Pump control, Etc.
  • Construction
  • Operation and Maintenance
  • Includes Animations of Various Valve Functions

Electrical Safety for Pumps

A 1 day session reviewing the electrical safety of working with pumps.

February 6th, 2018 February 8th, 2018 Courtenay / ComoxHypo 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


February 27th, 2018 March 1st, 2018 ChilliwackBasic 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: Certification exams require separate application 2 weeks in advance.**

 

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.

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.


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