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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
October 2nd, 2018 October 4th, 2018 Prince George (PG Native Friendship Centre)Jar Testing (7120) and Hypo Chlorination and Pump Labs (8155)3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$0

Jar Testing (7120)

Description: This one day program orientated for water and wastewater operators of treatment plants is mainly a hands-on laboratory style course. The shorter theory modules will help operators understand the basic chemistry concepts for coagulation and flocculation and the affects of pH on these processes and how to adjust it accordingly. This knowledge is then demonstrated by the operators in the lab with the Jar testing apparatus and all of the necessary equipment. Safety and math are covered as they apply to the particular subject. Topics and Objectives include:

·         Coagulation and Flocculation Theory: Understand the chemistry for Coagulation and Flocculation

·         Jar Testing Equipment and Safety: Identify the equipment utilized in the lab and the safety aspects of them

·         Jar Testing Lab Procedures: Show the proper lab procedures that will produce the best results

·         Math: Understand the math that generates the dosage into a concentration

·         Affects of pH on Coagulation and Flocculation: Comprehend pH and the affects on the coagulation and flocculation process

·         pH Adjustment lab: Demonstrate how to manipulate the pH

 

Hypochlorination And Pump Labs (8155)

Description: This course covers the theory and science of sodium and calcium hypochlorination and designed for water system operators responsible for disinfection utilizing hypochlorites and operating hypochlorinators. Topics: types of hypochlorites; importance of disinfection and monitoring process; chlorination concepts; safety and handling practices, basic math refresher and hands on lab time with the pumps. Topics & Objectives include:

·         Theory of Disinfection and chlorination: Understand the concepts of disinfection and processes of chlorination

·         Basic Math: Refresher of Area, Volumes, Percent and Concentrations

·         Sampling Lab: Colorimeter Sampling and Analysis

·         Principles of hypochlorination: Understanding Sodium and Calcium Hypochlorites

·         Math: Learning Concentration and dosing calculations

·         Pump Lab: Working with pump components and tearing down pumps

·         Hypochlorination Systems: Understanding the design, operation and maintenance of the system

·         Hypochlorinator Lab: Introduction to calcium Hypochlorinators and rebuilding pumps

·         Safety, Handling and Troubleshooting Hypochlorinators: Learn to identify problems and preventative maintenance to correct the syst

·         Calibration Lab: Final review exercise to calibrate a pump to dose a correct calculated dose

October 16th, 2018 October 17th, 2018 Prince George (PG Native Friendship Centre)Lift Station Maintenance <7359> and Electrical Safety & Troubleshooting for Lift Stations <8183>.2 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 session will review troubleshooting and the safety of working around electrical components of a lift station.

October 16th, 2018 October 18th, 2018 Courtenay - Crown Isle ResortSmall 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.


October 30th, 2018 November 1st, 2018 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

October 30th, 2018 October 31st, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterPeer to Peer Trainer Orientation.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.0$0

This 2 day session targets employee's that are in or moving into a supervisory capacity. Our objective is to motivate and empower your senior operators to provide in house inductee orientation, safety and advanced training leveraging their subject matter expertise in a peer to peer design and delivery environment. 

November 6th, 2018 November 8th, 2018 Courtenay - Crown Isle ResortJar Testing (7120) and Hypo Chlorination and Pump Labs (8155)3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8$0

Jar Testing (7120)

Description: This one day program orientated for water and wastewater operators of treatment plants is mainly a hands-on laboratory style course. The shorter theory modules will help operators understand the basic chemistry concepts for coagulation and flocculation and the affects of pH on these processes and how to adjust it accordingly. This knowledge is then demonstrated by the operators in the lab with the Jar testing apparatus and all of the necessary equipment. Safety and math are covered as they apply to the particular subject. Topics and Objectives include:

·         Coagulation and Flocculation Theory: Understand the chemistry for Coagulation and Flocculation

·         Jar Testing Equipment and Safety: Identify the equipment utilized in the lab and the safety aspects of them

·         Jar Testing Lab Procedures: Show the proper lab procedures that will produce the best results

·         Math: Understand the math that generates the dosage into a concentration

·         Affects of pH on Coagulation and Flocculation: Comprehend pH and the affects on the coagulation and flocculation process

·         pH Adjustment lab: Demonstrate how to manipulate the pH

 

Hypochlorination And Pump Labs (8155)

Description: This course covers the theory and science of sodium and calcium hypochlorination and designed for water system operators responsible for disinfection utilizing hypochlorites and operating hypochlorinators. Topics: types of hypochlorites; importance of disinfection and monitoring process; chlorination concepts; safety and handling practices, basic math refresher and hands on lab time with the pumps. Topics & Objectives include:

·         Theory of Disinfection and chlorination: Understand the concepts of disinfection and processes of chlorination

·         Basic Math: Refresher of Area, Volumes, Percent and Concentrations

·         Sampling Lab: Colorimeter Sampling and Analysis

·         Principles of hypochlorination: Understanding Sodium and Calcium Hypochlorites

·         Math: Learning Concentration and dosing calculations

·         Pump Lab: Working with pump components and tearing down pumps

·         Hypochlorination Systems: Understanding the design, operation and maintenance of the system

·         Hypochlorinator Lab: Introduction to calcium Hypochlorinators and rebuilding pumps

·         Safety, Handling and Troubleshooting Hypochlorinators: Learn to identify problems and preventative maintenance to correct the syst

·         Calibration Lab: Final review exercise to calibrate a pump to dose a correct calculated dose

November 6th, 2018 November 8th, 2018 TerraceSmall 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.

November 19th, 2018 November 23rd, 2018 Vernon - MTS Training CenterChlorine Handling and Disinfection Processes <8036>.4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4$0

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


November 27th, 2018 November 30th, 2018 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

December 4th, 2018 December 5th, 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 


January 31st, 2019 February 1st, 2019 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSupervisory Skills for Operators (Essentials of Effective Supervision)<7781>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0

 

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.

 

February 5th, 2019 February 7th, 2019 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 13th, 2019 February 14th, 2019 Courtenay / ComoxConstruction 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 18th, 2019 February 22nd, 2019 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWaste Water Collection Level I-II <7751>.4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$0

This 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 wastewater collections operators. This also serves as a prep course for the EOCP certification exam for wastewater collections level I.

 

An EOCP examination session will follow at the end of this class.

** 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 26th, 2019 February 28th, 2019 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.


March 4th, 2019 March 8th, 2019 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 12th, 2019 March 13th, 2019 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

March 12th, 2019 March 14th, 2019 ChilliwackSmall 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 18th, 2019 March 22nd, 2019 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.


March 19th, 2019 March 20th, 2019 Prince GeorgeACRS 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

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