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2015: January 15 (am)

Recent Advances in OWTS - WT190

 

2015: January 15 (pm)

Nitrogen Dynamics - OWT160

 

2015: January 22

Innovative and Alternative Tech. - OWT105

 

 

 

 

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Courses offered by the OWT Program

Course Recognition:
Most courses are approved for Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Rhode Island licensed designers and soil evaluators.
Certain courses may also be used for Massachusetts Title V Continuing Education Contact Hours.
Continuing Education credits may be available for other states with such requirements.

Length:
Courses range from one-half day (4.5 hours) to two days in length - please consultthe course descriptions for details. Half-day courses are held either in the morning (8am to 12:30pm) or in the evening (3pm to 7:30pm); full day courses run from 8am to 5pm - please see specific course descriptions for details. Lunch is generally not provided, though there are refreshments for mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

Scheduling:
Courses are held throughout the year, though fewer are offered in the summer months when most practitioners are in the busiest portion of the year. Some courses are offered once per year, others are offered every other year or on a demand basis, while certain courses are offered multiple times within a single calendar year. Courses offered multiple times per year are generally those that are required in order to install or design particular I&A components, perform inspections, or to provide maintenance by the RI DEM or certain Rhode Island townships.

Registration:
Courses are open to all interested parties, but it should be recognized that some courses have prerequisites (listed in the course descriptions) to ensure that participants have appropriate background knowledge.
Registration Options (except for walk-in, these must occur at least 3 days prior to the class starting):

  • Register in person.
  • Submitting a paper registration form.
  • ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE NO LONGER POSSIBLE.
  • Walk-in Registration: On the day of, you may register assuming there is still space, but this incurs an additional $25.00 fee. Contact us to receive a parking pass.
Payment can be made in the form of check or money order made out to URI Cooperative Extension (when registering in person or be mail) . Policies regarding registration cancellation,transfers, and refunds are stated at the bottom of this page.

2015 NE Onsite Wastewater Training Program Course Schedule
Click here if you wish to download a schedule in PDF format
Date
Course Title
Code
RI CEUs
MA TCHs
Jan - 15 Recent Advances in OWTS
OWT190
2:I - IV
4:SE-SI
Jan - 15 Nitrogen in the Environment and Onsite Wastewater Systems
OWT160
2:I - IV
4:SE-SI
Jan - 22 Innovative & Alternative Technologies
OWT105
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Feb - 3 **NEW COURSE** Orenco Systems: Commercial Applications
OWT-OSI
4(*):I - III (*)
TBA:TBA
Feb - 12 Design of Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems
OWT180
4:I - III
8:SE-SI
Feb - 26 AutoCALCS - Automated Support Materials for Pump Timers, Tanks, Chambers, BSF Sizing, & Buoyancy Calculations
OWT150
2:I - III
4:SE-SI
Mar - 19 Innovative & Alternative Technologies
OWT105
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Apr - 16 Bottomless Sand Filter (BSF) Design and Installation
OWT125
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Apr - 23 Conventional Onsite Wastewater System Inspection
INSP100A
4:I - IV
8:SI
Apr - 23 & 24 Conventional Onsite Wastewater System Inspection and Field Training
INSP100A & INSP100B
8:I - IV
14:SI
May - 7 Sand Media
OWT140
2:I - III
4:SE-SI
May - 14 Septic Tanks
OWT135
2:I - III
4:SE-SI
May - 21 Hands-On Component Installation
INSTL130
4:I - III
8:SI
June - 4 Bottomless Sand Filter (BSF) Design and Installation
OWT125
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
June - 11 AutoCALCS - Automated Support Materials for Pump Timers, Tanks, Chambers, BSF Sizing, & Buoyancy Calculations
OWT150
2:I - III
4:SE-SI
June - 25 Surveying Basics for the Onsite Wastewater Contractor
OWT110
2:I - IV
4:SE-SI
Jul - 9 Microbiology for Wastewater Professionals
OWT170
2:I - IV
4:SE-SI
Jul - 23 Surveying Techniques for the Wastewater Professional
OWT115
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Sept - 3 Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Basics for Installers
OWT100
4:I - IV
N/A:N/A
Sept - 10 Innovative & Alternative Technologies
OWT105
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Sept - 17 Bottomless Sand Filter (BSF) Design and Installation
OWT125
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Sept - 24 Conventional Onsite Wastewater System Inspection
INSP100A
4:I - IV
8:SI
Sept - 24 & 25 Conventional Onsite Wastewater System Inspection and Field Training
INSP100A & INSP100B
8:I - IV
14:SI
Oct - 14 Technology Vendor Field Demo at Training center
FIELD DAY
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Oct - 29 RI Designer Examination Prep
OWT120
N/A:N/A
N/A:N/A
Nov - 19 RI - Regulatory Setbacks and Buffers
OWT155
4:I - IV
N/A:N/A
Dec - 3 Identifying and Managing High Strength Wastewater
OWT175
4:I - IV
8:SE-SI
Dec - 10 Designing Nitrogen Removal Technologies
OWT185
4:I - III
8:SE-SI
Dec - 17 AutoCALCS - Automated Support Materials for Pump Timers, Tanks, Chambers, BSF Sizing, & Buoyancy Calculations
OWT150
2:I - III
4:SE-SI
Dec - 17 Nitrogen in the Environment and Onsite Wastewater Systems
OWT160
2:I - IV
4:SE-SI
Soils Courses Offered by Mark Stolt
For SOIL COURSE registration information, please contact Dr. Mark Stolt directly
mstolt@uri.edu
Jun - 12 Introductory Soil Morphology and Evaluation for Siting Onsite Systems
Soils 101
4:I - IV
8:SE
Jun - 19 Advanced Soil Morphology One Day Course
Soils 213
4:I - IV
email:mstolt@uri.edu
Jun - 26 Soil Evaluation and Morphology
Soils 313
4:I - IV
email:mstolt@uri.edu


Courses offered by the NE OWT Program
Technology Vendor Field Demo at Training center (FIELD DAY)
Conventional Onsite Wastewater System Inspection (INSP100A)
Conventional Onsite Wastewater System Inspection and Field Training (INSP100A & INSP100B)
Hands-On Component Installation (INSTL130)
**NEW COURSE** Orenco Systems: Commercial Applications (OWT-OSI)
Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Basics for Installers (OWT100)
Innovative & Alternative Technologies (OWT105)
Surveying Basics for the Onsite Wastewater Contractor (OWT110)
Surveying Techniques for the Wastewater Professional (OWT115)
RI Designer Examination Prep (OWT120)
Bottomless Sand Filter (BSF) Design and Installation (OWT125)
Septic Tanks (OWT135)
Sand Media (OWT140)
AutoCALCS - Automated Support Materials for Pump Timers, Tanks, Chambers, BSF Sizing, & Buoyancy Calculations (OWT150)
RI - Regulatory Setbacks and Buffers (OWT155)
Nitrogen in the Environment and Onsite Wastewater Systems (OWT160)
Microbiology for Wastewater Professionals (OWT170)
Identifying and Managing High Strength Wastewater (OWT175)
Design of Conventional Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (OWT180)
Designing Nitrogen Removal Technologies (OWT185)
Recent Advances in OWTS (OWT190)
Introductory Soil Morphology and Evaluation for Siting Onsite Systems (Soils 101)
Advanced Soil Morphology One Day Course (Soils 213)
Soil Evaluation and Morphology (Soils 313)

NEOWTP POLICIES:

Mail in registrations
To send a registration by mail, you must download a registration form: (http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/OWT/Courses/index.htm) or request one by calling (401) 874-5950 or emailing NEOWTP@etal.uri.edu.

Early Registration Policy
An early registration fee will be awarded for all registrations (and fees) received or recorded at the NEOWTC at least14 calendar days before a scheduled class. The regular fee will apply for those registrations received less than 14 days before a class.

Walk-ins
An additional fee of $25.00 over the regular registration fee will be assessed for walk-in registrants. Walk-in registrants should have a completed registration form and a check at the registration desk no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time of the class. Some courses may not allow for walk-ins when the participant limit is reached. Walk-ins are assisted on a first come first served basis.

Cancellations/transfers and other Policies
Should you wish to cancel your registration: we will refund your fee (minus a $25 processing fee) if we receive written notice at least seven (7) days prior to the scheduled class date (written notice is preferred via email (NEOWTP@etal.uri.edu) or fax (401) 874-4561).

NO SHOWS on a class scheduled date will forfeit their registration fee.

The NEOWTP @ URI has binding agreements with the agencies which CEU or TCH have been awarded for courses. NO PARTIAL CREDITS can be given for partial attendance to any course.

TO TRANSFER to another course, you need to cancel the registration to the previous course and register to the new course (cancellation policies apply).

Many classes have a minimum and maximum number of registrants. Should the minimum number not be reached, we reserve the right to cancel the class and return your fees (or give you credit for future courses), or try to reschedule the class at a later date.

There will be a $50 fee for all returned checks.

There will be a $30 fee for researching ATTENDANCE RECORDS and re-issuing certificates of attendance for each class already taken. The request and fees must be received by mail.

Notes:
This course schedule and the listed instructors are subject to change; please check our website for the most current course information.

A PARKING PASS and map(s) will be sent to you by email (when applicable) with the confirmation that you have registered for a course. Please call to receive parking passes by fax or mail.

Directions to Weaver Auditorium and Peckham Farm can be found here: http://www.uri.edu/ce/wq/OWT/Directions/index.htm

We are unable to reserve seats by phone, fax or emails. Class enrollment in some classes is limited (see course descriptions), so please register early to avoid disappointment.
Call 401-874-5950 if you have questions.

Disability Information Statement
Any NEOWTC class attendee with a documented disability is welcome and encouraged to contact the Onsite Wastewater Training Program office at 401-874-5950 as early as possible prior to the class so that we may arrange reasonable accommodations to the extent practicable.

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