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Hazardous Materials & Safety Courses
Mass Fatalities Courses
Solid Waste Courses
Water/Wastewater Courses
Water/Wastewater CEU Courses

Hazardous Materials & Safety Courses
Hazwoper—40 hours (24 hours online/16 face-to-face)
This Internet-based course is a self-paced, open entry, open exit, waste site worker course that meets all the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120,OSHA’s Hazardous Waste Site Worker and Emergency Response Standard. The course consists of an online text, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, and final exam. There are two days of face-to-face training to complete the 40 hours for Hazwoper Certification or as a stand-alone course to enhance your skills. Topics include exercises on PPE, Regulations, Site Characterization, Confined Space, Decon, etc.

Hazwoper - Moderate Risk—24 hours
This Internet-based course provides 24 hours of interactive training online for those needing Moderate Risk certification (29 CFR 1910.120). The course consists of an online text, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, and final exam.

Hazwoper Refresher—8 hours
This Internet-based course provides eight hours of interactive training online for the annual refresher to the 40-hour Hazardous Wastesite Worker course (29 CFR 1910.120). This course fulfills the requirement for both workers and supervisors.

Hazardous Materials Worker Safety Awareness—26 hours
This course is an Internet-based, self-paced, open-entry, open-exit, 24-hour waste site worker course meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120, OSHA's Hazardous Waste Site Worker and Emergency Response Standard. Note: This course requires a 2-hour hands-on component (lab) to be provided by the instructor.

Hazard Communication (HazCom/Right to Know)—1 hour
Using the Internet, students will become familiar with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 29 CFR 1910.120 that requires employers to develop a written Hazard Communication Program and to inform and train employees. This course provides an overview of the standard, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs), collection and retention, proper storage procedures, labeling and placarding systems, employee training and documentation.

DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation—5 hours
This course is designed to familiarize you with the DOT hazard communication system related safety and security issues. It will help you understand the labels, placards, shipping papers, and markings associated with the transportation of hazardous material. You will learn how to read the Hazardous Material Table and the 2000 Emergency Response Guidebook. The course includes labeling exercises, form completions, and self-tests. Students can access the DOT Regulations and the CFR through online links.

Lockout/Tagout Awareness—4 hours
The standard requires the adoption and implementation of practices and procedures to shut down equipment, isolate it from its energy source(s), and prevent the release of potentially hazardous energy while maintenance and servicing activities are being performed. This course contains minimum performance requirements, and definitive criteria for establishing an effective program for the control of hazardous energy. It summarizes for the student key components of the standard in a question/answer format and is intended to guide the user in understanding aspects of the Lockout/Tagout standard.

Worker Safety for Disaster Response—10 hours
This course is designed to provide workers with the knowledge, information, and basic skills to work safely at a disaster site, a natural event or man-caused incident. Those taking this course will learn how to recognize potential hazards and the need for reporting hazards identified on assigned job tasks, helping them to ensure the health and safety for themselves and others. No final exam is required.

Mass Fatalities Courses
Introduction to Mass Fatalities—4 hours
This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of key issues to be addressed when developing mass fatalities response plans. It focuses on the primary functions that must be fulfilled in order to facilitate mass fatalities response and community recovery. Some of the concepts discussed in this course include: Essential Emergency Management Issues, Hazardous Materials Identification, Primary Sites of Mass Fatalities Response Operation, Headquarters Staff Processing Center, Disaster Site, Morgue Site, Family Assistance Center, and Management of Traumatic Stress. No final exam is required.
Solid Waste Courses

Household Hazardous Waste Workers—24 hours (18 hours online/6 hours face-to-face)
This Internet-assisted class is a 24-hour Moderate Risk course for those in the solid waste field. Eighteen hours of the course are delivered over the Internet and can be taken anytime anywhere. The course includes online text, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, final exam, and job specific hands-on training. The six hours of hands-on training has been designed for those employed at landfills, recycling centers, and household hazardous waste facilities.

Integrated Solid Waste Management—60 hours
Using the Internet this course will provide the student with a comprehensive look at solid waste management; combining the aspects of landfill, composting and household hazardous waste operations. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.

Landfill Operations—25 hours
Using the Internet those taking this course will gain a vast array of knowledge concerning the many aspects of landfill operations. This course provides eight foundation blocks for the operator with units on waste decomposition, geology & hydrology, engineering, surveying, landfill design, landfill construction, landfill operations, and regulations. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.

Composting Operations—25 hours
Composting is the controlled process of organic degradation or waste decomposition. This web-based course will provide those taking the class with knowledge in the process of waste decomposition, an array or microorganisms and invertebrates consume the organics and convert them to humus. In the truest sense, solid waste composting is actually microbe farming, and like any type of farming, success has a lot to do with the farmer knowing how to make what he is raising thrive and grow. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.

Water/Wastewater Courses
Wastewater Treatment I—64 hours or 4 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will explore the rudiments of wastewater treatment. This introductory course includes instruction in water pollution control, preliminary and primary treatment, fixed film processes, and suspended growth systems. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with up-to-date photographs, audio, interactive exercises, and online links.

Wastewater Treatment II—64 hours or 4 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will focus on issues of concern to wastewater treatment facilities. The topics of this course include activated sludge process control, sludge digestion and solids handling, nitrogen and phosphorous removal, and odor control. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is augmented with audio, photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

Wastewater Treatment - Industrial—64 hours or 4 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will focus on issues of concern to industrial wastewater treatment facilities. The topics of this course include regulatory requirements; flow measurement; preliminary, physical and chemical treatment; filtration; and treatment of metal streams. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is augmented with audio, photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

Wastewater Collection Systems—64 hours or 4 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will gain a working knowledge of wastewater collection systems safety procedures, sewer inspection and testing, pipeline cleaning and maintenance, underground repair, lift stations, equipment maintenance, and sewer rehabilitation. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with up-to-date photographs, audio, interactive exercises, and links.

Wastewater Analysis—48 hours or 3 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will be introduced to basic laboratory safety and gravimetric, spectrophotometric, electrochemical, titrimetric, and microbiological methods. The units include instruction on the laboratory procedures for microscopic, coliform, BOD5, COD, ammonia, grease and oil, chlorine and solids analysis. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with up-to-date photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

Water Treatment I—64 hours or 4 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will explore the rudiments of water treatment. The topics of this course include regulatory monitoring, iron and manganese removal, filtration, coagulation, flocculation, fluoridation, and disinfection. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is enhanced with audio, up-to-date photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

Water Treatment II—64 hours or 4 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will focus on issues of concern to surface water treatment facilities. The topics of this course include reservoir management, taste and odor control, corrosion management, softening, demineralization, and trihalomethanes. Instrumentation and sludge handling and disposal issues are also addressed. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is augmented with audio, photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

Water Distribution Systems—64 hours or 4 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will obtain a working knowledge of potable water distribution systems. The topics of this course include water storage facilities, operation and maintenance of water mains, water quality issues, disinfection and safety.

Water Analysis—48 hours or 3 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will be introduced to basic laboratory safety and gravimetric, spectrophotometric, electrochemical, titrimetric and microbiological methods. The units include instruction on the procedures for regulatory sampling and safety, and specific analytical procedures for total residue, fluoride, pH, ammonia, acidity, alkalinity, calcium, chloride, hardness, and coliform analysis.

Water/Wastewater - Pumps, Maintenance & Safety—48 hours or 3 credit hours
Using the Internet, students will cover a very broad range of topics including, centrifugal pumps, selection and replacement of packing, seals, hydraulics, operating conditions, preventative maintenance, motors, plans and specifications, hazard types, plant equipment and procedures, lab safety and fire prevention, and hazard communications.

Water/Wastewater - Permits & Administration—16 hours or 1 credit hour
Using the Internet students will be able to improve their people skills, operations management, become more familiar with safety issues and responsibilities and the permitting and certification process.

Water/Wastewater CEU Courses

Water/Wastewater CEU Courses
The CEU classes are the existing college credit courses broken down into individual chapters making them easier to use by the operators. These classes still contain the high quality content, audio, audio text, self-tests, quizzes, and a final exam found in the college classes. Also, the operator will still need to read the textbook when taking these courses.