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Civil ENgineering Technology

FALL 2022

Interactive Alternative Delivery Courses

Red River College Polytechnic will be offering Class 1 & Class 2 certification exam preparation courses in the fall of 2022 / winter of 2023. These courses will only be offered by interactive alternative delivery. This adaptive delivery will be online through RRC Polytech’s learning management system (LEARN), entailing approximately 80 % voice over PowerPoint presentations and video resources, and 20 % interactive sessions through WebEx with the course instructor. All participants are required to have access to a computer and high-speed internet from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm for each day of the course time frames, as outlined below. As with our face to face courses, some self study is required outside these time frames. Course costs have been reduced as a result of the change in delivery format to reflect the move off campus to remote delivery. Access to the material on LEARN will be available for 3 weeks past the course finish date, as exams do not always directly follow the course. ** The CEU’s credited from MB Environment, Climate and Parks (formerly called MB Sustainable Development) are the same as for RRC Polytech’s face to face training.

For Course Information please email techsolutions@rrc.ca

Download RRC Polytech’s Course Registration Form

CANCELLATION POLICY: Registration cancellations less than 8 days before the start of the course will be charged a $50.00 fee.

Manitoba Operator Certification Exam Registration

Important Please Read!

RRC Polytech Certification Preparation Course fees do not include the exam cost. The certification exams are administered by Manitoba Environment, Climate and Parks - not the College. It is the course participant’s responsibility to register & pay for the exam (on-line payment available) no later than 14 days prior to the exam date. The associated certification exams are available to be written in person at 215 Garry Street, Winnipeg (Ricoh Plaza), on a variety of dates outlined below. Limited seats are also available in Brandon and other Manitoba locations upon request. Exam Inquiries, please email: wwopcert@gov.mb.ca

Exam Application https://www.manitoba.ca/sd/pubs/waste_management/wastewater/exam_registration.pdf

Online payment http://www.canadamapsales.com/en/catalogue/environmental-services/p17728511.html

Exam Dates; 2 sessions daily ( 8:30 AM & 1:00 PM )

Nov 14, Dec 2, Dec 16, Dec 23, 2022, and Feb 3, Feb 17, 2023

WASTEWATER TREATMENT II (COURSE CODE: CONF-1067 AND ID 231729)

Four-day Course: November 7-10, 2022
Fee: $840
Registration Deadline: October 28, 2022
Exam Date: Register with MB Environment, Climate and Parks

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Wastewater Treatment Class II Certification Exam. Topics include: A very brief review of Foundations material, WW characteristics / parameters / guidelines, Lagoons, Mechanical treatment processes, Sludge handling / digestion / dewatering / disposal, Odor control, UV / Chlorination, Lab equipment / Testing / Sampling, Nutrient removal, & Wastewater treatment 2 mathematical calculations.

Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077 and ID: 237706)

Four-day Course: December 12-15, 2022
Fee: $840
Registration Deadline: December 2, 2022
Exam Date: Register with MB Environment, Climate and Parks

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Treatment Class I Certification Exam. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic cycle, Ground water systems, Water quality parameters / guidelines & regulations, Conventional Treatment, Slow sand filtration, Fluoridation, Iron & Manganese removal, Scaling & Corrosion, Taste & Odor control, Disinfection / Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Water Treatment mathematical calculations

Wastewater Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003 and ID: 237708)

Four-day Course: January 30, February 2, 2023
Fee: $840
Registration Deadline: January 20, 2023
Exam Date: Register with MB Environment, Climate and Parks

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Wastewater Collection Class I or Class II Certification Exams. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, WW characteristics, Collection system purpose / design, Piping / Trenching / Bedding, Odor & Corrosion control, Manholes / Lift stations, Cross connection / Backflow prevention, Pipe inspection / cleaning / rehabilitation, Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Wastewater Collection mathematical calculations.


WATER TREATMENT II (COURSE CODE: CONF-1089 AND ID 231728)

Four-day Course: November 28 - December 1, 2022
Fee: $840
Registration Deadline: November 18, 2022
Exam Date: Register with MB Environment, Climate and Parks

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Treatment Class II Certification Exam. Topics include: A very brief review of Foundations material, Surface water treatment systems, Water quality parameters / guidelines & regulations, Lime/soda ash softening, Ion exchange, Rapid sand filtration, Membrane filtration, Fluoride, Taste / odor control, Scaling / Corrosion, UV / Ozone / Chlorination disinfection, Testing / Sampling, & WT2 mathematical calculations.

Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010 and ID: 237707)

Four-day Course: December 19-22, 2022
Fee: $840
Registration Deadline: December 9, 2022
Exam Date: Register with MB Environment, Climate and Parks

This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Water Distribution Class I or Class II Certification Exams. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic cycle, Ground water, Distribution system purpose / design, Piping / Trenching / Bedding, Scaling & Corrosion, Cathodic protection, Hydrants / Valves /Service connections / Meters, Cross connection / Backflow prevention, Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Water Distribution mathematical calculations.

Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1065 and ID: 237710)

Four-day Course: February 13-16, 2023
Fee: $840
Registration Deadline: February 3, 2023
Exam Date: Register with MB Environment, Climate and Parks


This course is intended as preparation for the Manitoba Wastewater Treatment Class I Certification Exam. Topics include: A brief review of Foundations material, WW characteristics / parameters / guidelines, Wastewater stabilization pond design & maintenance; Mechanical treatment processes, Sludge handling, Odour control, UV / Chlorination, Testing / Sampling, & Wastewater treatment mathematical calculations


 IRNR Training

The following courses hosted by IRNR and presented by RRC Polytech are intended primarily for Northern Affairs Community operators, however, spaces may be available to other operators as well. 

For further information or to register please contact:

Kim Philip, Sr. Engineer 
Indigenous Reconciliation and Northern Relations
204-232-0022

Fall Courses will be held at:

Hilton Winnipeg Airport Suites
1800 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, MB

WATER AND WASTEWATER FOUNDATIONS (3.0 CEU's)

Four-day Course: October 31 – November 3, 2022

This course covers the basic Math and Science (chemistry, microbiology, hydraulics and electricity), Workplace Health and Safety, Equipment, Administration and Management information needed to pass Operator Certification Exams at all levels. There is no exam following the course.  Operators who are planning to take the Small Water or Wastewater Course should plan to take the Foundations Course as well.  This course is also good for Operators who have been out of school for awhile and need a math/science refresher to write other certification exams.  

SMALL WATER SYSTEMS (3.0 CEU's)

Four-day Course: Apri 17 - 20, 2023

Exam: April 21, 2023

This course is intended to prepare Operators to write the Small Water Systems Certification Exam. It gives a thorough overview of the Water Treatment and Distribution information needed to write the Small Water Systems Exam, and should be taken together with the Water and Wastewater Foundations course. Topics include: a very brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic Cycle, Groundwater Sources, and Water Quality Objectives & Guidelines, Water Treatment & Demand, Disinfection/ Chlorination, Piped Water Distribution System Purpose and Design, Scaling & Corrosion Control, Flushing, Hydrants, Valves, Service Connections, Meters, Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Sampling and Testing; and Water Treatment and Distribution Math Calculations.

The course and exam are geared to the Grade 10 level. To become Certified to the Small Water System level, Operators must pass the Small Water System Exam, and have their Grade 10 or equivalent and 6 months of work experience.

SMALL WASTEWATER SYSTEMS (3.0 CEU's)

Four-day Course: Apri 24 - 27, 2023

Exam: April 28, 2023

This course is intended to prepare Operators to write the Small Wastewater Systems (SWWS) Certification Exam. It gives a thorough overview of the Wastewater Treatment and Collection System components of the SWWS exam and should be taken together with the Water & Wastewater Foundations course.

Topics include: a very brief review of Foundations material, Wastewater sources and characteristics, Collection system purpose, types of Collection systems, Manholes, Lift & pump stations, Catch basins, Backflow preventers, Cleanouts, operation and maintenance, Collection system cleaning procedures, corrosion control, piping repairs and rehabilitation, Basics of Wastewater Treatment microbiological processes, Types of Stabilization Ponds (lagoons), Facultative pond design / operation / maintenance, Basic mechanical Wastewater treatment processes, Sludge handling, Regulatory requirements, Chlorine Disinfection / De-chlorination, Sampling and testing, and Wastewater collection / treatment mathematical calculations.

The course and exam are geared to the Grade 10 level. To become Certified to the Small Wastewater System level, Operators must pass the Small Wastewater System Exam, and have their Grade 10 or equivalent and 6 months of work experience.


SMALL WATER SYSTEMS (3.0 CEU's)

Four-day Course: December 5 - 8, 2022

Exam: December 9, 2022

This course is intended to prepare Operators to write the Small Water Systems Certification Exam. It gives a thorough overview of the Water Treatment and Distribution information needed to write the Small Water Systems Exam, and should be taken together with the Water and Wastewater Foundations course. Topics include: a very brief review of Foundations material, Hydrologic Cycle, Groundwater Sources, and Water Quality Objectives & Guidelines, Water Treatment & Demand, Disinfection/ Chlorination, Piped Water Distribution System Purpose and Design, Scaling & Corrosion Control, Flushing, Hydrants, Valves, Service Connections, Meters, Cross Connection Control and Backflow Prevention, Sampling and Testing; and Water Treatment and Distribution Math Calculations.

The course and exam are geared to the Grade 10 level. To become Certified to the Small Water System level, Operators must pass the Small Water System Exam, and have their Grade 10 or equivalent and 6 months of work experience.

WATER AND WASTEWATER FOUNDATIONS (3.0 CEU's)

Four-day Course: March 20 - 23, 2023

This course covers the basic Math and Science (chemistry, microbiology, hydraulics and electricity), Workplace Health and Safety, Equipment, Administration and Management information needed to pass Operator Certification Exams at all levels. There is no exam following the course.  Operators who are planning to take the Small Water or Wastewater Course should plan to take the Foundations Course as well.  This course is also good for Operators who have been out of school for awhile and need a math/science refresher to write other certification exams.  


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