Alaska Training Coalition Calendar

  • Dates listed on the calendar below are tentative.
  • If you are interested in a particular course, you must call the contact listed to register for the course.
  • Training classes may be canceled or rescheduled at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Please check back often as this calendar will be updated frequently.
  • Yellow shaded courses are introductory courses that "qualify" the attendee for a provisional level exam.
  • Blue shaded webinars/webcast are NOT approved for CEU credit.
          • Webinars/webcasts are listed for informational purposes only.

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2017

January
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 9 - 13
Personnel Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Presents tools a rural utility manager needs to maintain a productive work force. Topics include personnel policies and procedures, safety policies and programs, selecting and hiring staff, orientation and training, regulations and the law, communications and conflict, and motivation and management.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
Jan. 10 - 12
Wastewater Analysis for Water & Wastewater Operators
Course Fee: No Cost
Location: Mat-Su College, Room JKB123, 8295 E College Drive, Palmer, Alaska.
Jan. 10: The End of the Pipe - Water Reclamation
Jan. 11: Process Instrument Verification for Water & Wastewater
Jan. 12: Nutrient Removal & Analysis
Seating is limited to 35 with preference given to USDA RUS eligible communities.
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging.
To register call or email Mark Wuitschick at mark@arwa.org or (907) 631-8148.
Palmer
1.8 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick
(907) 631-8148
Jan. 12
EFCN Webinar: Ask the Expert – Advice on Water System Partnerships
Time: 10 - 11 AM AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
ECFN
Jan. 18
AWWA Webinar: Dealing with Potential Water Quality Issues from Source Water and Treatment Changes
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Jan. 19
EFCN Webinar: Achieving Revenue Stability through Your Water Rate Structure
Time: 10 - 11 AM AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
ECFN
Jan. 23 - 27
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: No Cost
Exam Fees: $150 per exam
The Small Treated Water Systems, Water Treatment Provisional Level, and Water Distribution Provisional Level exams will be administered.
Seating is limited to 20 with preference given to USDA RUS eligible communities.
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging.
To register call or email Kelly Comerford at (907) 357-1155 or kelly@arwa.org.
Dillingham
3.0 Core
ARWA
Kelly Comerford (907) 357-1155
Jan. 24
EPA Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and Capacity Building in Action Webinar: Water and Energy Efficiency
Time: 9 - 10 am AKDT
Click here to register.
Online
N/A
EPA
Jan. 31
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Disinfection Residuals
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
February
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 6 -10
Organizational Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This Organizational Management for Rural Utilities course describes organizations that may own and operate water and wastewater facilities. Topics include governance, authority and accountability, level of service, customer agreements, roles and responsibilities, the utility ordinance, and regulations.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
Feb. 6 -10
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
This Financial Management for Rural Utilities course has a target audience of rural municipal and tribal bookkeepers, treasurers, managers, and utility clerks involved in the financial management of their community's water and wastewater utility. This training will be held at the UAF Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) room 118. Contact Eli Jacobson at 907-543-3475 Ext. 227 or eli.jacobson@alaska.gov
Bethel
3.2 Core
RUBA
Eli Jacobson (907) 543-3475 Ext. 227
Feb. 13 - 17
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: No Cost
Exam Fees: $150 per exam due to ARWA no later than 2/10/17
The Wastewater Treatment Provisional Level, and Wastewater Collection Provisional Level exams will be administered.
Seating is limited to 20 with preference given to USDA RUS eligible communities.
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging.
To register call or email Mark Wuitschick at (907) 631-8148 or mark@arwa.org.
Bethel
3.0 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick (907) 357-1155
Feb. 13 - 17
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: No Cost
Exam Fees: $150 per exam
This 4 day course will focus on small system water treatment and will prepare water operators for the Small Treated Water System and Water Treatment Provisional Level exams. The exams will be administered on the final day of class. We aim to have up to 15 students with preference given to USDA Rural Utility Support eligible communities.
Kotzebue
3.0 Core
Maniilaq Assn.
Chris Dankmeyer (907) 442-7173
Feb. 14
AWWA Webinar: Lessons Learned from AWWA's Benchmarking Program
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Feb. 15
AWWA Webinar: Foundations in Water Loss: New Developments in Non-Revenue Water
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Feb. 22
AWWA Webinar: Approaches for Defining and Implementing Storm Water Billing
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Feb. 28
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Source Water Protection
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
March
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Mar. 1
Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the April 14th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
Click here for the exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than March 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Mar. 1
AWWA Webinar: Condition Assessment Methods for Iron and Steel Mains
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Mar. 6 - 10
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Provides an overview of financial operations for rural utilities. Topics cover basic processes and procedures for financial reporting, fund accounting, budgeting, collections, risk management, audits, and rate setting.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Jeff Congdon for more information.
Anchorage
3.2 Core
RUBA
Jeff Congdon (907) 451-2716
Mar. 6 - 7
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Course Fee: $1,100
This 2-day basic electrical training seminar provides the foundation of electrical knowledge for our students. It includes hands-on skills improvement and is specifically designed for maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in industrial plants and commercial buildings. It is also a great refresher for experienced electricians and engineers. The goal of this basic electrical training course is to teach students how to reduce equipment downtime, improve overall efficiency and safety, and fix problems they’ve been unable to solve on their own.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Mar. 8 - 9
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance
Course Fee: $1,100
This two-day Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance training was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as quickly and safely as possible, and it was designed to cover the most commonly performed electrical troubleshooting tasks a maintenance technician faces in their job every day. For the novice or experienced electrician, this training course provides a no-nonsense, practical and real world systematic approach to electrical troubleshooting.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Mar. 15
AWWA Webinar: Complete Lead Service Line Replacement: Tools for Creating a Successful Program
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Mar. 27 - 31
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: No Cost
Exam Fees: $150 per exam
The Small Treated Water Systems, Water Treatment Provisional Level, and Water Distribution Provisional Level exams will be administered.
Seating is limited to 20 with preference given to TCC-OEH communities and small rural communities throughout Alaska.
Contact Melva Traverso with TCC-OEH at (800) 478-6822 ext. 3437 or melva.traverso@tananachiefs.org
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
TCC
Melva Traverso (800) 478-6822
Ext. 3437
Mar. 28
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Removal of Inorganic Contaminants of Interest: Strontium and Nitrates
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Mar. 29
AWWA Webinar: Infrastructure Finance Series: Alternative Project Delivery from Design-Build to Public-Private-Partnerships
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Mar. 29 - 30
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E®
Course Fee: $1,100
A 2-Day training course based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Mar. 29 - 31
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® with Skills & Certification
Course Fee: $1,650
A 3-Day Course including group exercises, individual skills demonstrations and testing certification based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
2.25 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
April
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Apr. 4 - 6
21st Century Membrane Technology in the Water and Wastewater Process
Course Fee: No Cost
Location:City of Homer Water Treatment Plant, 118 Skyline Drive, Homer, AK
Seating is limited to 25 with preference given to USDA RUS eligible communities.
Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging.
To register call or email Mark Wuitschick at mark@arwa.org or (907) 631-8148.
Homer
2.25 Core
ARWA
Mark Wuitschick
(907) 631-8148
Apr. 5
AWWA Webinar: Perfluorinated Compounds: Research & Treatment Part I
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 10 - 14
Operational Management for Rural Utilities
Cost: Free
Offers specific skills and knowledge that a manager needs to oversee a rural utility. A manager needs to understand an operator’s duties and the time needed to perform those duties. Topics include safety, operations and maintenance scheduling, data collection and reporting, public relations, inventory control, and contingency planning.
Travel/lodging grants may be available depending on community and applicant eligibility. Contact Melva Traverso with Tanana Chiefs Conference at 800-478-6822 ext 3437 or melva.traverso@tananachiefs.org
Fairbanks
3.2 Core
TCC
Melva Traverso (800) 478-6822 Ext. 3437
Apr. 10-11
Pump Repair & Maintenance
Course Fee: $1,100
This Pump Repair and Maintenance training seminar helps students understand what to do when a pump stops working and how to repair it. Broken pumps can have drastic consequences at your facility. Overall, this training program is designed to teach technicians how to bring pumps back to life when they fail, what they should learn from those failures, and then what to do to make sure they never happen again.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Apr. 11 - 13
Introduction to Small Treated Water Systems
TENTATIVE. Details will be announced at a later date.
Bethel
2.0 Core
YKHC-OEH
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420
Apr. 12
AWWA Webinar: Foundations in Water Loss: Resolving Apparent Losses at Your Utility
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 14
Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than March 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Apr. 17 - 21
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: $675
State Fees: $150 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Apr. 18 -20
Lagoons
TENTATIVE. Details will be announced at a later date.
Bethel
1.1 Core
YKHC-OEH
Jennifer Dobson (907) 543-6420
Apr. 19
AWWA Webinar: Infrastructure Finance Series: Federal Policy Developments Affecting the Water Sector
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Apr. 24 - 28
AWWMA 57th Annual Statewide Conference
For more information or to register online click here.
Anchorage
Varies
AWWMA
Angie Monteleone (907) 561-9777
Apr. 25
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Water Security and Resiliency
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
Apr. 26
AWWA Webinar: Lessons in Chloramine Residual Management
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 3
AWWA Webinar: Foundations in Water Loss: Improving Customer Relations
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 8 - 12
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: $675
State Fees: $150 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
May 10
AWWA Webinar: Infrastructure Finance Series: Utility Integration of Private Financing
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 15 - 16
Variable Frequency Drives
Course Fee: $1,100
This hands on seminar introduces the student to world of variable frequency drives. This seminar will be most helpful to workers in industrial plants and commercial buildings. Students will learn how to improve VFD control and efficiency, troubleshoot and fix VFDs, reduce equipment downtime, eliminate chronic VFD problems, lower the cost of VFD operation, and alleviate the need for hiring costly outside service contractors, all while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
May 17
AWWA Webinar: Community Engineering Corps: Using Volunteer Expertise to Make an Impact in Small Systems
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 22 -26
Small Water Treatment Process Control
Course Fee: No Cost
Exam Fees: $150 per exam
Systems course providing hands-on training that demonstrates proper sampling and treatment process monitoring relevant for rural operators. Students will have an opportunity to take the Small Treated Water System and Water Treatment Provisional Level exam administered on the final day of class. We aim to have 15 students with preference given to USDA Rural Utility Support eligible communities.
Kotzebue
3.0 Core
Maniilaq Assn.
Chris Dankmeyer (907) 442-7173
May 24
AWWA Webinar: Integrating NASA Datasets into Utility Water Resources Planning and Management
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
May 30
EPA Small Systems Monthly Webinar Series: Water Systems Partnerships
Time: 10 - 11 am AKDT
Click here for more information.
Online
N/A
EPA
June
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
June 7
AWWA Webinar: Infrastructure Finance Series: Innovative Strategies for Customer Affordability
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
June 26 - 29
PLC Programming Workshop: From Introduction to Application
Course Fee: $2,200
This PLC Programming Workshop combines our introductory PLC course with our programming and applications course to provide the student a complete PLC education from a basic introduction on how PLCs work to providing them the knowledge, confidence and ability to modify or create their own PLC programs.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
June 26 - 27
PLCs for Non-Programmers 2 Day "Hands-On"
Course Fee: $1,100
Using hands-on demonstrations in this PLC training, we convert the seemingly complex world of automation and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) into practical, down to earth lessons the average non-programming person can understand. Students will learn to speak the PLC language, read and interpret PLC ladder logic, troubleshoot PLC systems and components, and fix the most common PLC problems on their own.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
June 26 - 27
PLC Programming & Applications
Course Fee: $1,100
This two-day “Hands-On” PLC Programming & Applications training program provides a greater depth of PLC knowledge for those who have already taken TPC Trainco’s introductory course PLCs for Non-Programmers, or have a similar background and experience working with PLCs. It is designed to help maintenance technicians, electricians and others modify and write common PLC programs on their own. It will provide students the comfort and confidence they need to edit or create new PLC solutions for their specific work applications. It will make vendor specific PLC programming manuals understandable. And in addition to a practical, real world PLC programming education, students’ specific needs and concerns are also addressed during the class so that they can go back to their workplace and immediately apply what they’ve learned.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
July
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
July 31 -
Aug. 1
Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Course Fee: $1,100
This 2-day basic electrical training seminar provides the foundation of electrical knowledge for our students. It includes hands-on skills improvement and is specifically designed for maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in industrial plants and commercial buildings. It is also a great refresher for experienced electricians and engineers. The goal of this basic electrical training course is to teach students how to reduce equipment downtime, improve overall efficiency and safety, and fix problems they’ve been unable to solve on their own.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
August
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 2 - 3
Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance
Course Fee: $1,100
This two-day Electrical Troubleshooting & Preventive Maintenance training was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as quickly and safely as possible, and it was designed to cover the most commonly performed electrical troubleshooting tasks a maintenance technician faces in their job every day. For the novice or experienced electrician, this training course provides a no-nonsense, practical and real world systematic approach to electrical troubleshooting.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 22
AWWA Webinar: How to Implement Utility Climate Action Plans
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Aug. 23 - 24
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E®
Course Fee: $1,100
A 2-Day training course based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for
Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 23 - 25
Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E® with Skills & Certification
Course Fee: $1,650
A 3-Day Course including group exercises, individual skills demonstrations and testing certification based on the NFPA 70E® Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
2.25 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Aug. 29
AWWA Webinar: Advances in Distribution System Modeling
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
September
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Sept. 1
Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the October 13th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
Click here for the exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than October 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Sept. 13
AWWA Webinar: Guidance on Cross Connection Control Program Selection and Responsibilities
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Sept. 20
AWWA Webinar: Funding Mechanisms for Source Water Protection Programs
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Sept. 27
AWWA Webinar: How to Overcome Institutional Barriers to a Reuse Project
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
October
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 4 - 5
Pump Repair & Maintenance
Course Fee: $1,100
This Pump Repair and Maintenance training seminar helps students understand what to do when a pump stops working and how to repair it. Broken pumps can have drastic consequences at your facility. Overall, this training program is designed to teach technicians how to bring pumps back to life when they fail, what they should learn from those failures, and then what to do to make sure they never happen again.
Click here for course information and online registration.
Anchorage
1.5 Core
TPC Trainco
Naomi Yencich
(303) 531-4560
Oct. 11
AWWA Webinar: Perfluorinated Compounds: Research & Treatment Part II
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA
Oct. 13
Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer and Wasilla), Barrow, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than September 1st.
Statewide
N/A
DEC
Oct. 16 - 20
Introduction to Small Water Systems
Course Fee: $675
State Fees: $150 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Fairbanks
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
Oct. 30 -
Nov. 3
Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Course Fee: $675
State Fees: $150 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
November
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Nov. 13 - 17
Alaskan Intermediate Water Treatment Systems
Course Fee: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam fees.
Click here to register online.
Anchorage
3.0 Core
NTL Alaska
Peggy Pollen
(907) 452-6852
December
Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Dec. 6
AWWA Webinar: 2017 Regulatory Updates
Time: 9 - 10:30 am AKDT
Click here to register for this webinar.
Online
N/A
AWWA