Upcoming MTS Courses

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
January 13th, 2020 January 17th, 2020 Chilliwack, City of - Operations FacilityBackflow Assembly Tester Certification (Regional)<7156>5 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$1100.4

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. **

January 20th, 2020 January 24th, 2020 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.

 

** 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.

January 28th, 2020 January 28th, 2020 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

January 29th, 2020 January 29th, 2020 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.

January 30th, 2020 January 31st, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterRecertification for Backflow Assembly Testers <7119>2 day(s)8 to 4:30 then 8 to 11am0.9$478.1

This 9 hr Recertification program provides existing certified testers the opportunity to ensure they are up to date with the latest testing procedures, and are familiar with AWWA Canadian Cross Connection test requirements and plumbing codes. The course is followed by the Recertification written and practical exams. Topic & Objectives include:

 

  •            AWWA Canadian Tester Certification policies - Understand the current policies and how they apply
  •            AWWA Canadian Manual - Identify and review Key components of the manual
  •            Current Testing Procedures - Hone testing skills on the RPB, DCV, PVB and SVB
  •            New Test forms and common errors - Proper use of the BCWWA practical test form
  •            Review CSA B64 – Re-enforce the working knowledge of the key components and use of B64
  •            BC Plumbing / Building Code – Re-enforce a working knowledge of key components of these BC Codes
  •            Basic Troubleshooting Concepts - Be able to recognize common failures in BFPs
  •            Local Bylaws & other relevant news - Gain a working knowledge of the relationship between Codes and local bylaws

 

**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**

 

February 3rd, 2020 February 7th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level II <8084>2.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1010.1

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

 

 

** 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 4th, 2020 February 4th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterEmergency Response Plan Development <7153>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$394.1

This 1 day session combines an interactive discussion about Emergency Response Planning and reviewing the development of proper procedures, protocol, contact list and distribution of the Plans. 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.

·        -  Plan Development

·         - Procedure Development

·         - Contact List

·         - Implementation of plan

·         - Communication Protocols

·         - Advisories and drafts

 

February 5th, 2020 February 5th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterMaintenance Management Program Development <7123>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$394.1

The Maintenance Management Program Development course is a 1 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
February 6th, 2020 February 7th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSupervisory Skills for Operators (Essentials of Effective Supervision) <7781>2 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm1.2$534.1

This two day workshop is ideal for current or aspiring supervisors in a

public works environment. Participants will examine topics ranging from supervisory styles, challenges making the transition from 'employee' to 'supervisor', how to set performance standards, effective communication for various audiences, what progressive discipline means and how it is applied, and what due diligence looks like in the contemporary workplace. Activities include examples of actual workplace issues that face supervisors of all operations, large, small and in between.

March 2nd, 2020 March 6th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterCross Connection Control Inspector <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.

 

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 preparation
  • 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 

 

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.

 

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)

March 2nd, 2020 March 6th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment Level I <8010>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.4$1010.1

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

 

** 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 17th, 2020 March 17th, 2020 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. 

 

March 18th, 2020 March 18th, 2020 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
March 19th, 2020 March 19th, 2020 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
March 31st, 2020 April 1st, 2020 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: 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.

April 2nd, 2020 April 3rd, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <7122>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$587.65

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: 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.