IN CLASS WATER & WASTEWATER OPERATOR TRAINING

We are pleased to be providing in class Water & Wastewater Operator training. We believe a face to face environment is by all means the best way to learn, especially when you are able to receive hands on learning experiences. Our class sizes provide personable instruction where you can communicate with your instructor and colleagues.

We understand that in person may not always be an option.  There is still Instructor Led Virtual Training available for some courses for those who may want to attend online.

Our Team is honoured to provide quality, enjoyable and informative learning experiences for your educational needs.

Stay healthy and stay safe! – The MTS Team

Upcoming MTS Courses

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
February 6th, 2023 February 10th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBackflow Assembly Tester Certification <7156>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1363.95 (includes applicable taxes)

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. **

February 13th, 2023 February 17th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBackflow Assembly Tester Certification <7156>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1363.95 (includes applicable taxes)

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. **

February 23rd, 2023 February 24th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterControl Valve Operations, Maintenance and Hydraulics <1226717>2 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$590.10 (includes applicable taxes)

 

This program is designed for Water / Wastewater Operators and others who work with control valves. Over the two days of the course you will cover both theory and hands on components for the operations and maintenance necessary in maintaining the service life of the valves. You will also review the basic hydraulic functions and how it affects control valve set up, operations and effectiveness.

 

February 24th, 2023 February 24th, 2023 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomCross Connection Awareness for Administrators and Support personnel <7151>1 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm0.6$367.50 (includes applicable taxes)

This 1 day program covers pertinent aspects of cross connection control, referencing current manuals and standards, this session is of interest to those responsible for day to day water system and cross connection control program management/support, operations and Health Authority personnel. Agenda items include:

  • Introduction to Cross Connection Controls
  • Causes of backflow
  • Health aspects
  • Legal aspects
  • Recommended backflow prevention procedures
  • Types of backflow preventers
  • Installation procedure
  • Recommended cross connection control program development and implementation processes
  • Regulatory requirements
    • Operating Permits
    • CSA (Canadian Standards Association)
    • BCBC (British Columbia Building Code)
February 27th, 2023 March 3rd, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Treatment - Level 2 <8084>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1132.95 (includes applicable taxes)

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.

 


March 3rd, 2023 March 3rd, 2023 WebinarCross Connection Control Program Forum - Free11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Topic: Small to Medium CCC Programs - Premises Isolation, Challenges and Benefits

 

A FREE 1 hour webinar forum intended for industry personnel responsible for the administration of Cross Connection Control Programs.

 

This is intended to provide attendees opportunities to ask questions and share information that may be helpful to all in the pursuit of managing a successful CCC Program.

 

Registration is limited to 10. Please register with us to secure your spot.

March 6th, 2023 March 10th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterChlorine Handling and Disinfection Processes <8036>4.5 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4$1101.45 (includes applicable taxes)

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

 

Student Comments

The Learncube platform MTS is using was one of the best online learning platforms I have ever experienced. Faith was great at keeping everyone engaged. Well done!

 

March 7th, 2023 March 7th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Awareness <7152>1 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm0.6$349.65 (includes applicable taxes)

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

March 8th, 2023 March 8th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Entry Level II <8231>1 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0.6$362.25 (includes applicable taxes)

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.

March 9th, 2023 March 10th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterRecertification for Backflow Assembly Testers <7119>2 day(s)8 to 4:30 then 8 to 11am0.9$590.10 (includes applicable taxes)

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**

 

March 13th, 2023 March 17th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution - Level 1-2 <7811>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1132.95 (includes applicable taxes)

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: 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, 2023 March 24th, 2023 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWaste Water Collection - Level 1-2 (7751)4.5 day(s)8:00 am - 4:30 pm2.7$1164.45 (includes applicable taxes)

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: 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, 2023 March 24th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Collection - Level 1-2 <7751>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1164.45 (includes applicable taxes)

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: 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 4th, 2023 April 5th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <7122>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$614.25 (includes applicable taxes)

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.

April 4th, 2023 April 5th, 2023 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomSmall Water Systems <7122>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$614.25 (includes applicable taxes)

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.

April 10th, 2023 April 14th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBackflow Assembly Tester Certification <7156>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1363.95 (includes applicable taxes)

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. **

April 12th, 2023 April 13th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Wastewater Systems <7765>2 day(s)8:00 am to 4:30 pm1.2$614.25 (includes applicable taxes)

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 12th, 2023 April 13th, 2023 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomSmall Wastewater Systems (7765)2 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$614.25 (includes applicable taxes)

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 17th, 2023 April 21st, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterCross Connection Control Inspector <7351>5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm3.0$1363.95 (includes applicable taxes)

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)

April 24th, 2023 April 28th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment - Level 1 <7572>4.5 day(s)8:00am to 4:30pm2.7$1143.45 (includes applicable taxes)

This 4.5 day certification course provides the basic knowledge of water treatment practices, focusing on the practical aspects of the operation, maintenance and monitoring for these processes. Utilizing a hands-on facility combined with theoretical studies provides operators with a dynamic learning environment. Recommended for operators who maintain a facility classified as WT Level I. Course topics include:

·         Regulations & Responsibilities

·         Water Sources, Storage, & Intakes

·         Math

·         Coagulation & Flocculation

·         Sedimentation & Filtration

·         Additional Treatment Processes

·         Disinfection

·         Electrical & Mechanical Equipment

·         Water Quality, Monitoring & Lab Procedures

General Safety

 

** 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 24th, 2023 April 28th, 2023 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater Treatment - Level 1 (7572)4.5 day(s)8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.7$1143.45 (includes applicable taxes)

This is a 4.5 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: 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.