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Environmental Technology

Concepts of Wastewater Treatment  

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.
Course: 26074     Course Fee: $228    
Meeting Day(s): Wed., Thur.   5/6/2015 - 5/7/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 018    Instructor: Staff

Confined Space  

This course is designed for anyone dealing with permit required confined spaces including safety professionals, emergency personnel, firefighters, sanitary engineers, public works personnel, chemical workers, maintenance staff and waste water treatment employees. This course teaches participants the regulations, procedures, and practices to work safely in spaces defined by OSHA as permit required confined spaces. This course is designed to teach the worker to recognize the spaces and their hazards, recognize the health effects of exposure, testing procedures for atmospheric monitoring, proper selection and use of PPE, and the duties and responsibilities for the confined space entrants, attendants and supervisors. Training meets OSHA29 CFR1910.146 standards. Topics include: Recognizing Permit Space Hazards Confined Space Entry/Permits Atmosphere Testing/Monitoring Protective Equipment for Entry Duties of Entrant/Attendants/Supervisors Rescue Procedures Hands on Training/Equipment Use. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply. Transcript available.
Course: 25183     Registration: $175    Course Fee: $175    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/4/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM  1 session
Location: TBA    Instructor: Staff

Math for Water and Wastewater Operators  

Operators should periodically refresh or improve their ability to do calculations. This course will review the fundamental math skills used in water and wastewater operations. Math problems used in typical work situations will be stressed, Topics include decimals; fractions; integers; percentages; use of standard formulas for area, volume, and flow; basic algebra; and solving work-related problems including loading concentrations, and other math calculations typical in the industry. Transcript available. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Course: 26073     Course Fee: $114    
Meeting Day(s): Thur.   4/9/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 018    Instructor: Staff

OSHA 10-Hour Construction  

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.
Course: 25125     Registration: $225    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Sat.   4/18/2015 - 4/25/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 222    Instructor: R. Schwanke

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.
Course: 25126     Registration: $160    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   2/6/2015 - 2/13/2015    Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 165    Instructor: J. Bonomo

Course: 25127     Registration: $160    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   4/3/2015 - 4/10/2015    Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Edgewood Hall, Rm. 165    Instructor: J. Bonomo

Course: 25128     Registration: $160    Course Fee: $50    
Meeting Day(s): Fri.   6/5/2015 - 6/12/2015    Time: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM  2 sessions
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: J. Bonomo

Safe Drinking Water Act Federal Regulations  

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.
Course: 26075     Course Fee: $114    
Meeting Day(s): Wed.   6/3/2015    Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM  1 session
Location: Joppa Hall, Rm. 021    Instructor: Staff

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