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Course Name: 
Basic Math (Certification Math)
Course Code: 
ENVE 5893
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July 25 Penn State Harrisburg
Course Name: 
Chemical Addition
Course Code: 
ENVE 5981
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July 26 Penn State Harrisburg
Course Name: 
Fundamentals of Wastewater Treatment
Course Code: 
ENVE 8529
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July 26 at Penn State Harrisburg
Course Name: 
Hypochlorite
Course Code: 
ENVE 8446
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July 27 at Penn State Harrisburg
Course Name: 
Activated Sludge
Course Code: 
ENVE 8531
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July 27 and 28 at Penn State Harrisburg
Course Name: 
Distribution
Course Code: 
ENVE 8443
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July 28 at Penn State Harrisburg

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The Summer 2016 Schedule

All classes held at Penn State Harrisburg, 777 W. Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057

The center provides premier operations training, technology assistance, and technology evaluation services and supports activities at locations across the state. As a Pa DEP approved provider all our courses count toward operator continuing education and precertification experiences.

"I just wanted to express my thanks to the [certifification prep] classes that I attended... I thought that Deseree Hertzog did an excellent job of getting the material presented in an understandable manner. ...I attended as preparation  for my state exam. In May I took the exam, general and 4 subclasses, on the same day. I passed all 5 ...

Thanks for the great class and instructor. 
Sincerely, John Davis"

Operator Continuing Education

Certification Prep Classes - also approved for continuing education hours!

Monday, July 26 Basic Math (Certification Math) DEP#6206 approved for 6.0 DW and WW hours.

8 am - 3:30 pm (includes a 1 hour lunch - on your own - and two 15 minute breaks).

EAB South Room 110

Cost: $145.00 

Students will review basic math problems commonly encountered on the certification examination.  Problems covered include PSI, Temperature, Unaccounted water, Area, Volume, Dosage, Percent Strength and Specific Gravity. Valuable for DW and WW certification exam takers.

Tuesday July 26 Fundamentals of WW Treatment DEP# 2828 approved for 6.5 WW hours.

8 am - 4 pm (includes two 15 minute breaks and a 1 hour lunch break - on your own).

EAB North Room 103

Cost $165.00

The purpose of this workshop is to prepare operators to take the Wastewater Part 1 General Exam. The class also includes a review of math concepts.

Tuesday, July 26 Chemical Addition DEP#6466 approved for 5 DW hours.

8 am - 2:30 pm (includes a one hour lunch - on your own - and two 15 minute breaks).

EAB South Room 110

Cost: $145.00

The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with the necessary study materials for the drinking water chemical addition (DW subclass 8) certification examination by introducing students to the various chemicals and feed equipment used in a water treatment facility. Chemical feed calculations will be covered like detention time, feed rate, chemical active strength, and theoretical pump output. 

Wednesday, July 27 Hypochlorite Disinfection DEP#6490 approved for 7.0 DW hours.

8 am - 4:30 pm (includes a one hour lunch break - on your own - and two 15 minute breaks).

EAB South Room 110

Cost: $165.00

While this workshop has a focus on drinking water processes, it provides students with the necessary study material for the DW nongaseous hypochlorite (subclass 12) AND the Wastewater Part 1 General certification exams. It is DEP approved (6490) for both DW and WW operators.  Students will be introduced to the uses and properties of hypochlorites, chemical handling, regulatory requirements, and feed equipment. Various mathematics principles will be addressed throughout the workshop including changing % concentrations, dosage/feed rates, chlorine demand/dose, and ct calculations.

 

Wednesday July 27 and Thursday July 28 Activated Sludge DEP#3858 approved for 13 WW hours.

8 am - 4 pm (includes a one hour lunch - on your own - and two 15 minute breaks).

EAB North Room 103

Cost $325.00

The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with relevant information to prepare for the Wastewater Part 2, Subclass 1 Activated Sludge certification exam. Among other topics, the course covers: Troubleshooting, the nitrogen cycle in wastewater, nutrient removal, biological treatment - including type of organisms throughout the treatment process i.e. the microlife, general activated sludge processes, aeration systems, and process control calculations/decision making.

Thursday July 28 Distribution Systems DEP#6463 approved for 5.5 DW hours.

8 am - 3 pm (includes a one hour lunch - on your own - and two 15 minute breaks).

EAB South Room 110

Cost $145.00

The purpose of this workshop is to supply students with the necessary study materials for the drinking water distribution system (WE) certification examination by introducing students to the various components of distribution components- the piping, pumps, storage facilities, valves, hydrants and meters. Students will also gain information with regard to pressure and head, energy loss, and flow demand. Routine and repair maintenance of a distribution system will also be addressed. Distribution disinfection will be covered in addition to waterborne diseases. Distribution system monitoring and sampling requirements will also be addressed.

Canceled Friday, July 29 Corrosion Control and Sequestering 

DEP#6571 approved for 5.0 DW hours.

8 am - 2:30 pm (includes a one hour lunch - on your own - and two 15 minute breaks).

EAB South Room 110

Cost: $145.00

The purpose of this workshop is to provide students with the necessary study materials for the drinking water Corrosion Control and Sequestering (DW subclass 7) certification examination by introducing students to the various corrosion control chemicals. The workshop first addresses the Lead and Copper Rule with monitoring provisions and action level guidance. A chemistry review helps students understand corrosion principles and corrosion treatment theory.

Not sure where and when to take the exam? Go HERE.

Contact Brenda L. Firestone, D.Ed., 717-948-6538 blf3@psu.edu for additional information.

 


 

Instructor(s)

Meet Your Drinking Water Instructor!

Desiree Hertzog is a licensed Drinking Water Operator for the State of Pennsylvania, she has worked for the Citizens Water Association of Deer Lake and has served as Vice President of the Association. She currently owns and operates Waste Cost Reduction Strategists, LLC, a waste and recycling consulting firm that assists companies with increasing the efficiency of their waste disposal streams while decreasing costs. Over the years, she has enjoyed working with Schuylkill Headwaters Association and the Delaware Riverkeeper as a volunteer water monitor and macroinvetebrate study partner helping to track the health of Pennsylvania’s waterways. Desiree holds a Masters in Environmental Pollution Control from Penn State Harrisburg as well as undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Liberal Arts and Humanities. As a mother of 2 young boys, she enjoys being outdoors, road trips with her family, landscaping and kayaking.