ISC Course Calendar

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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
May 12th, 2020 May 13th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Quality for Operators (M I) <7862 & 7863>.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0

This workshop is intended for operators from large or small distribution systems, whether they are experienced or new in the water distribution field. The goal of the workshop is to refresh operators as to expected best practices in running a utility, and to assess where gaps may exist and, using up to date resources, determine practical steps to address them.

 

For operators of distribution systems of any size or setting, and is of value to operators who specialize in particular functions or those who must perform all aspects of distribution system maintenance and repair. By understanding risks to operational integrity, operators will be better able to recognize conditions before they become critical in terms of both capacity, delivery and/or water quality.

May 14th, 2020 May 15th, 2020 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.

 

May 20th, 2020 May 21st, 2020 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.

May 26th, 2020 May 28th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterBasic Math <7126,7127>, Water Main Pigging, Water Main Repair and Disinfection <7161>.3 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0

The Basic Math, Water Main Pigging, and the Wate Main Repair and Disinfection courses are 1 day sessions run consecutively over a 3 day period – see course descriptions in the Interactive Program Courses.

June 2nd, 2020 June 4th, 2020 Courtenay / ComoxSmall 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.

June 9th, 2020 June 11th, 2020 TerraceBasic 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

 

June 16th, 2020 June 17th, 2020 LadysmithACRS 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

June 23rd, 2020 June 25th, 2020 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

July 7th, 2020 July 9th, 2020 Prince GeorgeSmall 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.


July 14th, 2020 July 15th, 2020 Campbell RiverACRS 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

July 21st, 2020 July 24th, 2020 LadysmithCross 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

July 28th, 2020 July 29th, 2020 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSewer Pump & Lift Station Maintenance <7359> + Electrical Safety 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.

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