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Start End Location Title Status Length Times CEUS Fee Description
January 29th, 2019 January 30th, 2019 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.

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 25th, 2019 March 1st, 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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