Recently hired apprentices and trainees who are new to the wastewater treatment field will be introduced to the chemical and biological characteristics of wastewater, preliminary and primary treatment, secondary treatment, advanced treatment for nutrient removal, disinfection and sludge management. Participants will review the NPDES system, calculate chlorine usage, and discuss the hazards encountered in the wastewater treatment system. Transcript available.
This course is designed for construction workers, foremen, job supervisors and anyone involved in the construction industry. OSHA recommends the 10-hour construction outreach training program as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers covered by OSHA 29 CFR 1926. Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of the job. Training topics include Introduction to OSHA; General Safety & Health Provisions; Electrical; Fall Protection; Personal Protective & Lifesaving Equipment;
Materials Handling, Storage, Use & Disposal; Hand & Power Tools; Scaffolds,
Cranes, Derricks, Hoists, Elevators & Conveyors; Excavations; Stairways & Ladders. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
As an introduction to the practice of permaculture, students will have the opportunity to practice multiple design exercises, explore how permaculture principles and strategies could be adopted to their own garden, farm, or building construction, etc. Students will learn how ecosystems work. Planners and public officials will find real solutions for land-use.
Permaculture is an ecologically inspired landscape system that bonds food, energy, shelter and water. Permaculture values provide the student with the basic knowledge to make educated decisions on designs of any size, from a small-scale backyard project to a large-scale project such as a farm or city development.
This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about how they can be more sustainable, particularly individuals who have access to a space to grow their own food. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course Fee: $325
Mon. - Thur.
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Joppa Hall, Rm. 021
Preparation for Refrigerant Recovery Certification
Learn about the regulations, procedures and equipment that apply to refrigerant recovery, reclaiming and recycling in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification standards. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) was established to protect public health by regulating the nation's public drinking water supply. The SDWA authorizes the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to set national health-based standards for drinking water to protect against both naturally-occurring and man-made contaminants that may be found in drinking water. Working together, federal agencies, state agencies and water system personnel make sure that these standards are met. This course will introduce water supply system personnel to the most recent SDWA revisions, including Maryland regulations, and the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations. Additionally, participants will review the 1996 amendments which greatly enhanced the existing law by recognizing source water protection, operator training, funding for water system improvements, and public information as important components of safe drinking water. Information about updated monitoring requirements, recordkeeping, emergency planning and response, and certification will be covered. Transcript available.
Operators and grand-parented operators of water systems where wells are a source of supply should take this course. Topics to be covered include: groundwater hydrology; types of wells and drilling techniques; well pumps, motors, and control systems; well pump station design; operational strategies; well maintenance and rehabilitation; water quality monitoring; well troubleshooting; sanitary risks; and sanitary protection. Transcript available.