Course Descriptions

On this page, you will find a listing of our courses. All of the courses that GWWI offers are approved for either Basic Training, Advanced Training, or Continuing Education by the Georgia State Board of Examiners for the Certification of Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators and Laboratory Analysts.

GWWI also offers courses approved for Basic Training and Continuing Education for the GAWP Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester and the GAWP Maintenance Technologists Certifications.

If you are looking for classes for certification renewal:

  • Please note which areas these classes are approved for. GWWI offers courses approved for water, wastewater, backflow, maintenance technologist, and management/safety.
  • Please note some of the courses listed here may not be on our current schedule.

If you see a course that interests you and it’s not on the schedule:

  • Please contact us about your interest in the course. This will help us to determine which courses to add to the current schedule or to add to next year’s schedule.

 

Activated Sludge Part 1

Activated Sludge Part 2

Advanced Pipeline Review

Backflow 1-Day Review

Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair

Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Training

Basic Chemistry for Treatment Operators & Lab Analysts

Basic Pipeline Review

Basic Water Hydraulics for Treatment Operators

BOD Workshop

Class II Wastewater Treatment

Class II Water Treatment

WEF Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals

Class III Water Treatment

Class IV Small Wastewater Treatment

Class IV Water Treatment

Collection System Operation & Maintenance

Confined Space Entry

Distribution Systems Operation & Maintenance

Distribution Systems Review

Drinking Water Laboratory Analyst

Drinking Water Laboratory Methods Plus Jar Testing

Drinking Water Math Part I

Drinking Water Math Part II

Drinking Water Microbiology

Drinking Water Regulations & Compliance

Drinking Water Treatment Process Control

Electrical Concepts

FOG Program and SSO Reporting

Fundamental Laboratory Techniques

Handling Water Quality Complaints

Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Instrumentation & Calibration

Laboratory Analysis of Nitrogen

Laboratory Math

Laboratory Quality Assurance

Maintenance Technologist Level II

Maintenance Technologist Level III (Basic Maintenance Technologist)

PM Program & Lubrication For Operators

Process Control Review

Pumping Systems

Sampling Procedures for Wastewater

Solids Handling

Wastewater Collection Systems Review

Wastewater Laboratory Analyst

Wastewater Math Part 1

Wastewater Math Part 2

Wastewater Regulations & Compliance

Water Sampling

Water Utility Inspection Part 1

Water Utility Management

 

 

Activated Sludge Part 1

CE POINTS: 12 (WW)

COURSE DURATION: 12 Hours (Advanced)

SUMMARY: A classroom course to help any wastewater treatment professional strengthen their understanding of the process and how to control it.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Overview of Suspended Media Treatment
  • Modifications of Processes
  • Unit Processes & Their Functions
  • Long-Term Process Control
  • Math Application to System Operation

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Activated Sludge Part 2

CE POINTS: 12 (WW)

COURSE DURATION: 12 hours (Advanced)

SUMMARYA hands-on laboratory course that compliments Part 1. Students will spend time performing process control testing on the process.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Short-Term Process Control
  • Oxygen Uptake Rate
  • Sludge Quality
  • Practical Application of Data

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Advanced Pipeline Review

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours 

SUMMARYBuilding on the Basic Pipeline Review course, this course covers advanced installation techniques and appurtenances. The class covers both collection and distribution systems.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Chemical selection for corrosion/root control
  • Hydraulics
  • Valves
  • Cross Connection Control
  • Storage Tanks (elevated and wet well)

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Backflow 1-Day Review 

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARY: For anyone wanting to get the latest information regarding backflow prevention assembly and testing requirements. The course is designed to not only provide the latest backflow information, but it is also a forum to answer any questions that students may have.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • New Equipment
  • Cross Connection Theory
  • Refinements in Testing Techniques
  • Discussion of Problems
  • Hands-on practice in the lab.

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Backflow Prevention Assembly Repair

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARYThis classroom/hands-on hybrid course is for anyone wanting to understand the basic maintenance and repair principles of backflow prevention assemblies.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Causes of failures
  • Repair criteria
  • Use of repair parts
  • Device troubleshooting
  • Reporting requirements
  • Repair safety
  • Tester ethics

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Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Training

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 32 Hours

SUMMARY: This course is designed for anyone who is interested in obtaining a GAWP Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester Certification. This course is a classroom/hands-on hybrid course.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Causes of Backflow Occurrences
  • Protective Backflow Prevention Measures
  • Proper Installation of Backflow Preventers
  • RPZ, DC, & PVB Testing Procedures
  • When and Where to Use Backflow Devices

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Basic Chemistry for Treatment Operators & Lab Analysts

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 12 Hours

SUMMARYThis course is for any treatment operator or laboratory professional that wants to expand their understanding of chemistry concepts. Students will spend time reviewing basic chemistry concepts and performing several mathematical operations that are found on many operator/analyst certification exams.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Introduction to Chemistry
  • Measurements
  • Atomic Structure, Elements, Compounds
  • Chemical Equations
  • Acids & Bases
  • Colloids and Coagulation
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Gases
  • Chemistry of Water Treatment

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Basic Pipeline Review

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: A basic installation and material selection review for both water and wastewater piping systems.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • System Design
  • Various types of Pipes
  • Joints
  • Pipe Protection
  • Pipe Installation Procedure & Maintenance
  • Mathematics

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Basic Water Hydraulics for Treatment Operators

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This course is for any treatment operator that wants to broaden their understanding of the movement of water and its control. Basic math problems related to water hydraulics are also discussed in class.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Hydraulics
  • Types of flow
  • Flow measurement
  • Pumps
  • Channel flow

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BOD Workshop

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This course is dedicated entirely to the laboratory analysis of B.O.D. Discussion includes the equipment, procedure, and problem solving of the B.O.D. test.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Winkler Titration
  • Sample Prep
  • B.O.D. Reagents
  • Quality Control
  • Dechlorinating B.O.D. Samples

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Class II Wastewater Treatment

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 24 Hours

SUMMARY: A course for GA Class II Wastewater Operator candidates or any other wastewater treatment professional wanting to broaden their laboratory skills. This course provides half of the required advanced training hours for the GA Class II Wastewater Operator exam. This course is also useful for obtaining GA Class I Wastewater Operator Certification.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Suspended Media Treatment
  • Mathematical Calculations
  • Secondary Treatment
  • Sludge Treatment
  • Disinfection

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Class II Water Treatment

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 24 Hours

SUMMARY: A course for GA Class II Drinking Water Operator candidates. This course expands on the topics covered in the Class III Drinking Water Treatment course and provides half of the required advanced training hours for the GA Class II Drinking Water Operator exam. This course is also useful for obtaining GA Class I Drinking Water Operator Certification.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Water Chemistry
  • Preliminary Treatment Chemicals
  • Coagulation/Flocculation
  • Jar Testing
  • Filter Optimization
  • Disinfection
  • Water Plant Safety

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Class III WEF Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals 

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 40 Hours

SUMMARY: This is a basic, entry-level course for anyone considering taking the GA Class III Wastewater Operator exam. This course promotes the understanding of how wastewater treatment is performed and controlled. This course provides the required basic training hours for the GA Class III Wastewater Operator exam. In addition, each student will be receiving the brand new ABC endorsed WEF Wastewater Treatment Fundamentals manual. 

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Wastewater Characteristics
  • Preliminary and Primary Treatment
  • Aeration, Chemical Oxidation, and Biochemical Oxidation
  • Sampling, & Basic Lab Analysis
  • Activated Sludge and  Modifications
  • Fixed Film Treatment
  • Disinfection and Chlorination/Dechlorination
  • Plant Safety

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Class III Water Treatment

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 40 Hours

SUMMARY: This is a basic, entry-level course for anyone considering taking the GA Class III Drinking Water Operator exam. This course promotes the understanding of how drinking water treatment is performed and controlled. This course provides the required training hours for the GA Class III Drinking Water Operator exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Water Sources & Characteristics
  • Aeration, Chemical Oxidation, & Taste & Odor Control
  • Water Quality, Sampling, & Analysis
  • Coagulation/Flocculation
  • Filtration
  • Disinfection & Chlorination
  • Distribution Systems Overview
  • Fluoridation

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Class IV Small Wastewater Treatment

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARYThis course focuses on the operation and management of small wastewater treatment ponds. It is designed to prepare wastewater treatment professionals with the information to take the GA Class IV Wastewater Treatment exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Wastewater Characteristics
  • Pond Life (Bacteria/Algae)
  • Pond Sampling
  • Pond Operation & Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting

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Class IV Water Treatment

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARYThis course focuses on the operation and management of small groundwater systems. It is designed to prepare drinking water treatment professionals with the information to take the GA Class IV Drinking Water Treatment exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Groundwater Resources in Georgia
  • The Safe Drinking Water Act
  • Monitoring Requirements
  • Basic Mathematics

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Collection System Operation & Maintenance

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 27 Hours

SUMMARYThis class is for anyone interested in obtaining a GA Collection Systems Operator certification. The course covers the design, installation, inspection and repair of a wastewater collection system. This course provides the required training hours for the GA Collection Systems Operator certification.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Collection System Math
  • Collection System Components
  • System Maintenance
  • Safety
  • Pumps & Pumping

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Confined Space Entry

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This course is for any water professional who may work in or around confined spaces. The requirements and procedures for confined space entry is discussed. A review of case studies involving confined space accidents is also conducted.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • OSHA Standards
  • Identifying Hazards
  • Entry Permits
  • Safety Procedures

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Distribution Systems Operation & Maintenance

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 27 Hours

SUMMARYThis class is for anyone interested in obtaining a GA Distribution Systems Operator certification. The course covers the design, installation, inspection, repair and testing of a water distribution system. This course provides the required training hours for the GA Distribution Systems Operator certification.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Pipe Materials
  • Pipe Installation
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Valves
  • Cross Connection Control
  • Water Storage
  • Services & Meters
  • Pumps
  • Water Quality & Sampling

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Distribution Systems Review

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARYThis course is a brief overview of the material covered in the Distribution Systems Operation & Maintenance course.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Distribution System Components
    • Pipes
    • Couplings
    • Pipe installation
    • Hydrants
    • Valves
    • Backflow prevention storage
    • Services
    • Meters
    • Pumps
    • Sampling
  • Distribution System Safety

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Drinking Water Laboratory Analyst

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 30 Hours

SUMMARY: This class is designed for anyone interested in obtaining the GA Drinking Water Laboratory Analyst certification. This course is a classroom/laboratory hybrid where students will perform many hands-on exercises. The course provides the required training hours for the GA Drinking Water Laboratory Analyst certification and half of the required advanced training hours for the GA Class II Drinking Water Operator exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Plant Operation
  • Sampling
  • Process Control vs. Regulatory Reporting
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Calibration
  • QA/QC
  • Safety
  • Hands-on Procedures

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Drinking Water Laboratory Methods Plus Jar Testing

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This brief course covers the typical laboratory methods that are typically used by drinking water treatment operators. A substantial portion of the class is dedicated to the jar testing procedure.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Laboratory method Introduction
  • Process control tests
  • Jar testing

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Drinking Water Math Part I

CE POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARYThis course reviews the basic drinking water calculations that may be encountered on a drinking water treatment or distribution operator certification exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Solving Math Problems
  • Solving for an Unknown
  • Linear, Area, & Volume Measurements
  • Conversions
  • How to Solve Word Problems
  • The Pounds Formula
  • Calculated Dosages

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Drinking Water Math Part II

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 12 Hours

SUMMARYThis course is a continuation of the Drinking Water Math Part I course. Students will spend time practicing more advanced math problems that may be found on a drinking water treatment or distribution operator certification exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Math Review
  • Coagulation Math
  • Chemical Feeders (Liquid & Dry)
  • Clarification (SOR, WOR, DT)
  • Chlorination Calculations
  • Fluoride Math
  • Filtration
  • Pipes & Flow Rates
  • Hydraulics/Motors & Pumps

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Drinking Water Microbiology

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 18 Hours

SUMMARYThis course is a classroom/hands-on hybrid course that covers the requirements and methods of a successful drinking water microbiology laboratory. Students will not only review the EPA and GA EPD requirements for an approved laboratory, but they will also perform many hands-on exercises.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Lab Facilities & Equipment
  • General Lab Practices
  • Analytical Methodology
  • Sample Collection, Handling & Preservation
  • Quality Assurance
  • Record Keeping
  • Response to Results
  • Approved Coliform Testing Procedures will be Performed in the Lab

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Drinking Water Regulations & Compliance

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This course reviews the requirements of the US Safe Drinking Water Act.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations
  • Georgia Surface Water MOR

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Drinking Water Treatment Process Control

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This course is an overview of the process control tests that can be performed by drinking water treatment operators. Special emphasis is placed on the interpretation and response to the process control tests.

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Electrical Concepts

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARYThis course covers electrical safety, basic circuit properties, and system troubleshooting. The class serves as a primer for understanding how to work on electrical systems.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Introduction to Electrical Components
  • Circuit Design and Evaluation
  • Assessment Tools
  • Electrical & Signaling Processing

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FOG Program and SSO Reporting

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This course provides an overview of the US Clean Water Act requirements for Fats, Oils and Greases (F.O.G.) and Sanitary Sewer Overflows (S.S.O.) A special emphasis is placed on what the GA EPD requirements are for F.O.G. and S.S.O.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Theory
  • Process
  • Operation
  • Equipment
  • Chemicals
  • Maintenance
  • Safety
  • Troubleshooting

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Fundamental Laboratory Techniques

POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 18 Hours

SUMMARYThis course is for anyone who wants to better understand the basic laboratory principles used in the analysis of water and wastewater. The skills covered in this course include volumetric, gravimetric and colorimetric analyses with a discussion on quality control. Students spend time doing many hands-on activities to reinforce material covered in class.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Analytical Standards & Reagents
  • Balances
  • Laboratory Ware
  • Volumetric Devices
  • Temperature Measurement
  • Preparing Solutions & Dilutions
  • Calibration

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Handling Water Quality Complaints

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARYThis course is for anyone that currently responds to water quality complaints. The class provides knowledge that will assist the student to understand the causes of water quality issues in distribution systems and how to troubleshoot those issues.

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Industrial Wastewater Treatment

POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 27 Hours

SUMMARY: This is a basic, entry-level course for anyone considering on taking the GA Industrial Wastewater Operator exam. This course promotes the understanding of the many different techniques used to treat industrial wastewater. This course provides the required training hours for the GA Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operator exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Wastewater Mathematics
  • Pretreatment Standards
  • Chemical Treatment
  • Metals Removal
  • Safety

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Instrumentation & Calibration

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 Hours

SUMMARY: This class is an overview of monitoring equipment calibration and SCADA system troubleshooting.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Basic Electronics
  • Process Instrumentation & Control System Overview
  • Water Measurement
  • Level Controls

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Laboratory Analysis of Nitrogen

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6

SUMMARY: This class focuses on the many approved analytical methods for the analysis of nitrogen in both drinking water and wastewater, as well as some troubleshooting of those methods.

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Laboratory Math

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARY: This class covers the basic math skills for laboratory analysts, including basic solution chemistry problems like molarity and normality.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Step-by-step approaches to math problems
  • Conversions
  • Basic Chemistry
  • Sample Problems
  • Review of Sample Problems & Correct Approach to Those Problems

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Laboratory Quality Assurance

POINTS: 6

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARYThis class covers the contents of a typical laboratory quality assurance program and how those contents are created.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • QA/QC
  • Lab Organization
  • Sampling
  • Analytical Methodology
  • Calibration
  • Preventative Maintenance
  • Data Quality Objectives
  • Corrective Action

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Maintenance Technologist Level II

CE POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 24 hours

SUMMARY: The GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Certification program is a voluntary certification program that follows the same levels as the Association of Boards of Certification Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification. This course is also useful for obtaining GAWP Maintenance Technologist Level I Certification.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Distribution troubleshooting
  • Cross-Connections
  • Hydraulics
  • Pumps
  • Level Control and Flow Recording
  • Engines, Motors, & Drives
  • Valves
  • Electrical, Breakers, & Fuses
  • Preventive, Corrective & Predictive maintenance concepts

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Maintenance Technologist Level III (Basic Maintenance Technologist)

POINTS: 12

COURSE DURATION: 24 hours

SUMMARY: The GAWP Maintenance Technologist (MT) Certification program is a voluntary certification program that follows the same levels as the Association of Boards of Certification Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Water treatment
  • Cross-Connections
  • Water Quality, Sampling, & Analysis
  • Hydraulics
  • Pumps
  • Level Control and Flow Recording
  • Engines, Motors, & Drives
  • Valves
  • Electrical, Breakers, & Fuses

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PM Program & Lubrication For Operators

POINTS: (Water, Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARYThis course covers how to set up and maintain a preventative maintenance program for water and wastewater plant equipment. The class covers lubricant properties and proper selection for application.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Preventative Maintenance & Lubrication for Operators & Mechanics
  • Cross Connection Theory
  • What is Preventive Maintenance?
  • Maintenance Execution & Shutdowns
  • Maintenance & Renewal of Water, Sewer, & Storm Water Systems
  • The Basics of Lubricants & Lubrication
  • Bearings

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Process Control Review

POINTS: (Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARYThis course provides an overview of the operation and control of wastewater treatment facilities.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Modifications
  • Overview of Treatment
  • Process Control Overview
  • Operator Measurements

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Pumping Systems

POINTS: 6 (Water, Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARYThis course is for anyone that moves water. It provides an overview of how pumping stations work and are maintained.

  • Pumps & Prime Movers
  • Valves
  • Levels Control

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Sampling Procedures for Wastewater

POINTS: 6 (Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARYThe class covers the required sampling protocol for wastewater samples. While this course emphasizes samples collected for permit requirements, process control sampling is also discussed.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Sampling Methods and Practice
  • Sample Collection Equipment
  • Statistical Understanding of Sampling
  • Industrial Wastewater Sampling
  • Sampling Documentation

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Solids Handling

POINTS: 6 (Water, Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARYThis course provides and overview for anyone working with solids processing, either in wastewater or drinking water treatment. The class covers the processes of thickening, digesting, dewatering and disposal of residual solids.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Biosolids Treatment, Disposal, & Remediation
  • Dewatering
  • Coagulant Selection and Use
  • Sludge Thickening

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Wastewater Collection Systems Review

POINTS: 6 (Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARY: This course is a brief overview of the material covered in the Collection Systems Operation & Maintenance course.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Introduction to Collection Systems
  • Collection System Design
  • General Maintenance and Repair
  • Components of a Wastewater Collection System
  • Collection System Safety

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Wastewater Laboratory Analyst

POINTS: 12 (Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 30 hours (27 Basic Wastewater Lab, 24 Advanced Wastewater)

SUMMARYThis class is designed for anyone interested in obtaining the GA Wastewater Laboratory Analyst certification. This course is a classroom/laboratory hybrid where students will perform many hands-on exercises. The course provides the required training hours fo the GA Wastewater Laboratory Analyst certification and half of the required advanced training hours for the GA Class II Wastewater Operator exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Plant Operation
  • Sampling
  • Process Control vs. Regulatory Reporting
  • Solution Chemistry
  • Calibration
  • QA/QC
  • Safety
  • Hands-on Procedures

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Wastewater Math Part 1

POINTS: 6 (Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours 

SUMMARYThis class covers the basic math skills for both wastewater treatment and collection systems operators. It covers many of the basic types of problems that are found on several certification exams.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Solve for Area
  • Solve for Volume
  • Basic Conversions
  • Interpretation of Written Problems
  • Process Control Application

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Wastewater Math Part 2

POINTS: 12 (Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 12 hours (Advanced Wastewater)

SUMMARYThis course is a continuation of the Wastewater Math Part I course. Students will spend time practicing more advanced math problems that may be found on a wastewater treatment or collection systems operator certification exam.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Math
  • Trickling Filter Math
  • Digestion & Dewatering Math
  • Collection System Math
  • Pumping Math

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Wastewater Regulations & Compliance

POINTS: 6 (Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARY: This course reviews the requirements of the US Clean Water Act and details the parameters and requirements to achieve adequate treatment.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Signatory and Certification Requirements
  • Regulations
  • Disposal methods

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Water Sampling

POINTS: 6 (Water)

COURSE DURATION: 6 hours

SUMMARYThe class covers the required sampling protocol for drinking water samples. While this course emphasizes samples collected for permit requirements (TTHMS, Coliform, etc.), process control sampling is also discussed.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Sampling Methods and Practice
  • Contamination Detection & Prevention
  • Sample Collection Equipment
  • Statistical Understanding of Sampling
  • Sampling Procedures & Documentation

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Water Utility Inspection Part 1

POINTS: 12 (Water, Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 12 hours (Advanced Water, Advanced Wastewater)

SUMMARYDo you inspect new water and wastewater installation? If so, this class is for you. Do you know whether or not backflow preventer is appropriate for the hazard involved? If not, this class is for you. Tools, tips, and common practices involved in making sure new installations meet your current specifications are presented in this class.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Basic Construction Concepts
  • Rules & Regulations
  • Contractor Relations
  • Job Site Safety
  • Basic Site Plan Reading

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Water Utility Management

POINTS: 12 (Water, Wastewater)

COURSE DURATION: 24 hours (Advanced Water, Advanced Wastewater)

SUMMARYThis course is for anyone in a front-line supervisory position, that wants to broaden their management and leadership skills. The class includes discussions on planning, organization, finances, communication, etc.

MAJOR TOPICS:

  • Planning
  • Organizing
  • Directing
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving

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