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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
July 14th, 2022 July 15th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterIntroduction to Watershed Monitoring and Management <1226546>2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

 

Designed for water system operators, this course offers a basic understanding of watershed management and awareness. Topics will characterize drinking water sources and watersheds, discussing the many seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial impacts on water sources. Topics  and objectives include:

1. Introduction to watersheds - Characterizing drinking water watersheds

2. Source water - Understanding and defining both surface and ground water sources

3. Impacts on source water - To discuss and define the impacts of seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial on source water

4. Watershed monitoring - Evaluating factors to consider in a monitoring program

5. Responsibilities - Identify water system management and operator responsibilities for watershed monitoring

 

July 19th, 2022 July 21st, 2022 Courtenay - Komoks BandSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (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 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.


August 9th, 2022 August 10th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater and Wastewater Pump Operations & Maintenance <8243>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This course is designed to assist field staff troubleshoot and repair water and sewer pumps. Hydraulics are introduced to assist with getting the best efficiency for the utility. At the end of the two day session the Pump Station Operator will have a better understanding of the importance of pump maintenance as it related to the operating expenses of the utility. The operator will also have the confidence to troubleshoot and tear down water and sewer pumps to perform basic repairs.

1.       Water Pump Fundamentals - Including wear rings and Impeller height settings

2.       Pump Cavitation and NPSH - Cavitation costs, modifying system parameters to resolve / minimize damage

3.       Pump Curves and Hydraulics - Includes affinity laws to begin the discussion on Variable frequency drives

4.       Sewer Pump Fundamentals including wire to water efficiency - Discuss true long term cost of ownership of various types of sewage pumps

5.       Pump rebuilding, bearing installation and troubleshooting - How to identify thrust direction and identify causes of bearing failure

 

6.       Pump alignment and next steps to increased efficiency - Alignment fundamentals, soft foot, base grouting, effects of piping strain

August 11th, 2022 August 12th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Entry Program Development <1226574> + ERP Audit & Implementation <1226624>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Confined Space Entry Programs - Development & Implementation

A one-day course intended for maintenance managers & supervisors, municipal utility department personnel, farm and agricultural businesses, small business owners, and anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of developing and implementing a CSE Program. The course provides an in-depth review of the OHS / Work Safe BC Regulations, workplace evaluation procedures, personnel training, program documentation, procurement of safety equipment and other components necessary to implement a CSE Program to provide safety to workers in the workplace.  Topics include: Establishing the Need, Definitions, Identification & Inventory, OHS Regulations, Responsibilities, Hazard Assessments, Program Requirements, Implementation, Types of CSE safety and rescue equipment, Education and Training, Establishing a Rescue Plan & Practice Drills

Attendees will learn basic CSE Program Requirements in order to develop written procedures with intent to comply with current work-safe regulations and requirements.

 

 ERP Audit & Implementation

With a combination of class instruction and interactive group discussions, the course is designed to assist with a review and update of existing Water & Wastewater Emergency Response Plans, communication protocols, refine administrative updates, and implementation processes. The attendee participation during class will assist in the review and revision of their own existing ERPs, as they will be the ones who will need to customize the updated plans to their systems. Topics include: Components or ERPs, Discuss existing Utility ERPs, Review existing contact list, Review existing written procedures, Review existing communication protocols, implementing ERP, Future revisions and updates.

 

August 15th, 2022 August 19th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment Level II <7602>.5 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm2.4$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This is an intermediate level course covering all core areas including: detailed treatment processes and systems, emerging technologies, mathematics and complex chlorine and chemical problem solving involving flow and filtration rates and, enhanced safety components. Troubleshooting tips, maintenance details, introductory management practices, and a thorough review of WT Level I is also undertaken in this course.

The course is followed by an EOCP examination for Water Treatment Level II.

** 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.

August 15th, 2022 August 19th, 2022 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater Treatment Level II <7602>.5 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm2.4$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This is an intermediate level course covering all core areas including: detailed treatment processes and systems, emerging technologies, mathematics and complex chlorine and chemical problem solving involving flow and filtration rates and, enhanced safety components. Troubleshooting tips, maintenance details, introductory management practices, and a thorough review of WT Level I is also undertaken in this course.

The course is followed by an EOCP examination for Water Treatment Level II.

** 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.

August 25th, 2022 August 26th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterIntroduction to Watershed Monitoring and Management <1226546>2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

 

Designed for water system operators, this course offers a basic understanding of watershed management and awareness. Topics will characterize drinking water sources and watersheds, discussing the many seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial impacts on water sources. Topics  and objectives include:

1. Introduction to watersheds - Characterizing drinking water watersheds

2. Source water - Understanding and defining both surface and ground water sources

3. Impacts on source water - To discuss and define the impacts of seasonal, environmental, human, and industrial on source water

4. Watershed monitoring - Evaluating factors to consider in a monitoring program

5. Responsibilities - Identify water system management and operator responsibilities for watershed monitoring

 

August 29th, 2022 September 2nd, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterChlorine Handling and Disinfection Processes <8036>.4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4$0.00 (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


September 15th, 2022 September 16th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterACRS and Budgeting.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pmNA$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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

September 20th, 2022 September 22nd, 2022 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$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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

September 28th, 2022 September 29th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterControl Valve Operations, Maintenance and Hydraulics <1226717>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (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.

October 3rd, 2022 October 7th, 2022 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater Distribution Level I - II <7811>.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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.

 

October 3rd, 2022 October 7th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Distribution Level I - II <7811>.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.3.0$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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.

 

November 1st, 2022 November 3rd, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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 7th, 2022 November 8th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterMaintenance Management Program Development <1226533>.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This course is designed to assist water and wastewater system operators in the development and understanding of the importance of maintenance management programs customized to their systems and the systems assets. Topics include:

 

  • Introduction to Maintenance Management Program
  • Maintenance Management Program Implementation
  • Inventory System Equipment /Assets
  • Create Preventitive Maintenance Procedures
  • System Maintenance Scheduling
  • Allocate the task to Specific People
  • Refresher of Confined Space and Emergency Response Programs

 

November 9th, 2022 November 10th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterFacility Monitoring and Control Systems (SCADA) <1226735>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

 

Using our integrated water system, Supervisory Controls And Data Acquisition system, this 2-day program is designed to provide operators with a hands-on experience and basic understanding of facility monitoring and control systems (SCADA system). This course will provide you with an introduction to the basic understanding of the components, purpose, application, operation & maintenance, and security encompassed within these systems.

 

EOCP CEU accreditted: Core - SWS, WD, WT, SWWS, WWC, WWT & Related - BWD, BWS

November 15th, 2022 November 17th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (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 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.


November 15th, 2022 November 17th, 2022 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (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 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.


November 22nd, 2022 November 25th, 2022 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$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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 22nd, 2022 November 25th, 2022 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomCross Connection Awareness <8035> - Confined Space Awareness <8039> - WHMIS.4 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.8 + TBD$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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 28th, 2022 December 2nd, 2022 Courtenay / ComoxWaste Water Collection Level I-II (7751).4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.7$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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.


 

December 5th, 2022 December 7th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterHypo 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$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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

December 8th, 2022 December 9th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWastewater Ponds and Lagoons.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.TBD$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Under development

December 13th, 2022 December 14th, 2022 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$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

 

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.

 

December 15th, 2022 December 16th, 2022 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConstruction Project Orientation<8329>.2 day(s)8:30 am to 4:30 pm1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)
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 16th, 2023 January 20th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater Treatment Level I <7572>.5 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm2.7$0.00 (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

 

This course is followed by an EOCP examination session.

** 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 16th, 2023 January 20th, 2023 Instructor Led Virtual ClassroomWater Treatment Level I <7572>.5 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm2.7$0.00 (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

 

This course is followed by an EOCP examination session.

** 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 24th, 2023 January 25th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterWater and Wastewater Pump Operations & Maintenance <8243>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

This course is designed to assist field staff troubleshoot and repair water and sewer pumps. Hydraulics are introduced to assist with getting the best efficiency for the utility. At the end of the two day session the Pump Station Operator will have a better understanding of the importance of pump maintenance as it related to the operating expenses of the utility. The operator will also have the confidence to troubleshoot and tear down water and sewer pumps to perform basic repairs.

1.       Water Pump Fundamentals - Including wear rings and Impeller height settings

2.       Pump Cavitation and NPSH - Cavitation costs, modifying system parameters to resolve / minimize damage

3.       Pump Curves and Hydraulics - Includes affinity laws to begin the discussion on Variable frequency drives

4.       Sewer Pump Fundamentals including wire to water efficiency - Discuss true long term cost of ownership of various types of sewage pumps

5.       Pump rebuilding, bearing installation and troubleshooting - How to identify thrust direction and identify causes of bearing failure

 

6.       Pump alignment and next steps to increased efficiency - Alignment fundamentals, soft foot, base grouting, effects of piping strain

January 26th, 2023 January 27th, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterConfined Space Entry Program Development <1226574> + ERP Audit & Implementation <1226624>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

Confined Space Entry Programs - Development & Implementation

A one-day course intended for maintenance managers & supervisors, municipal utility department personnel, farm and agricultural businesses, small business owners, and anyone wishing to learn the fundamentals of developing and implementing a CSE Program. The course provides an in-depth review of the OHS / Work Safe BC Regulations, workplace evaluation procedures, personnel training, program documentation, procurement of safety equipment and other components necessary to implement a CSE Program to provide safety to workers in the workplace.  Topics include: Establishing the Need, Definitions, Identification & Inventory, OHS Regulations, Responsibilities, Hazard Assessments, Program Requirements, Implementation, Types of CSE safety and rescue equipment, Education and Training, Establishing a Rescue Plan & Practice Drills

Attendees will learn basic CSE Program Requirements in order to develop written procedures with intent to comply with current work-safe regulations and requirements.

 

 ERP Audit & Implementation

With a combination of class instruction and interactive group discussions, the course is designed to assist with a review and update of existing Water & Wastewater Emergency Response Plans, communication protocols, refine administrative updates, and implementation processes. The attendee participation during class will assist in the review and revision of their own existing ERPs, as they will be the ones who will need to customize the updated plans to their systems. Topics include: Components or ERPs, Discuss existing Utility ERPs, Review existing contact list, Review existing written procedures, Review existing communication protocols, implementing ERP, Future revisions and updates.

 

February 2nd, 2023 February 3rd, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterControl Valve Operations, Maintenance and Hydraulics <1226717>.2 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.1.2$0.00 (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 7th, 2023 February 9th, 2023 Courtenay / ComoxSmall Wastewater Systems <8040>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (includes applicable taxes)

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.

February 14th, 2023 February 16th, 2023 Prince GeorgeSmall Water Systems <8037>.3 day(s)8:30am to 4:30pm1.8$0.00 (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 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.


February 27th, 2023 March 3rd, 2023 Vernon - MTS Training CenterChlorine Handling and Disinfection Processes <8036>.4.5 day(s)8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.2.4$0.00 (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


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