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Alaska Training Coalition Calendar

Details

  • 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 certification upon passing the provisional level certification exam. The Provisional Level exams are administered on the last day of the course.
  • Green shaded courses are those other than introductory courses that will have exams administered on the last day of the course.
  • Blue shaded webinars/webcast are NOT approved for CEU credit unless prior arrangements have been made with the Operator Certification Program.
  • Webinars/webcasts are listed for informational purposes only.

Suggestions?

  • Are there trainings you would like to take that aren't listed here?
  • Would you like to see more of a certain type of training?
  • Submit suggestions to the Operator Training and Certification Program by email to dec.opcert@alaska.gov.

2020

January

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Jan. 6 - 10 Introduction to Small Water Systems Provisional Level/Level 1
Cost: ARWA provides this training at no charge, however, there is a $150.00 exam fee per exam (treatment and/or distribution).
This workshop is designed to provide owners and operators of small public water systems a basic understanding of the principles and practices involved with collecting, treating, storing, and distributing safe drinking water.
Registration Deadline 12/13/19. Limit of 20 attendees.
Nome 3.0 Core ARWA & NSHC Emma Pate
907-443-3308
Jan. 6 - 7 Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Cost: $1,100
This essential two-day Basic Electricity training course – the most popular in our catalog – provides a foundational understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings. It includes hands-on electrical skills improvement and is designed to train maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in industrial plants and commercial buildings. It is also a great refresher course for experienced electricians and engineers.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Jan. 8 - 9 Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
Cost: $1,100
Working with real-world components, students in this two-day “hands-on” Electrical Troubleshooting course will learn how to fix electrical problems quickly and safely. This two-day course was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as efficiently 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Jan. 13 - 14 Pump Repair and Maintenance
Cost: $1,100
This two-day hands-on Pump Repair course is designed to bring students up to speed in their knowledge of field pump repair, maintenance and servicing as quickly and efficiently as possible. This course is suitable both for novice technicians seeking the fundamentals of pump repair as well as experienced technicians seeking skills improvement or a refresher. The course covers pump design, types, parts, common causes of pump failure, repair techniques, and predictive maintenance for pumps. The goal of the course is to ensure that students understand the causes of pump failure, how to bring pumps back to life when they fail, what they should learn from those incidents, and how to reduce the risk of future failures.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Jan. 15 - 16 Variable Frequency Drives
Cost: $1,100
This two-day hands-on Variable Frequency Drives course introduces the student to the world of variable frequency drives and their applications in industrial plants and commercial buildings. Students will learn how to improve VFD control and efficiency, troubleshoot and fix VFDs, reduce equipment downtime, and eliminate chronic VFD problems. Students will perform hands-on activities with a real-life variable frequency drive. Students will input motor data into the variable frequency drive, set parameters for speed control and overcurrent protection, and check fault codes. Students will complete this VFD training course with the ability to lower the cost of VFD operation, thus alleviating the need for hiring costly outside service contractors, all while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Jan. 20 - 24 Water Treatment Level 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
Jan. 21 - 23 Pump and Drive Training
Cost: Free
This three-day course will cover centrifugal pump topics, including pump design and selection, system design as it pertains to pump selection, pump installation and startup, VFD information pertaining to rotating equipment, pump maintenance and troubleshooting, mechanical seals, and cost cutting strategies for utilities. Please contact ARWA to RSVP. Preference will be given to USDA RUS eligible communities.
Soldotna 2.2 Core ARWA Mark Wuitschick
907-631-8148
Jan. 21 - 23 Pressure Reducing Valve and Automated Control Valve Training
Unalaska 2.0 Core AWWMA Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777

February

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Feb. 10 -
March 13
Water Treatment Operator Level 1 Online Course
This online instructor led 5 week course covers the water treatment basic concepts you need to know to pass an entry-level certification exam and/or gain employment in the water industry. This course also provides an excellent overview for current trainees or someone seeking to gain a thorough understanding of water treatment operations processes. In this course, you will learn the functions and responsibilities of an entry-level operator, as well as basic math, chemistry, and water treatment processes. Operators need to be knowledgeable in water treatment regulations and contaminants to do their jobs well and to protect public health, so this course covers those topics as well. Register online.
Online 6.0 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
Feb. 11 - 14 Lift Stations Operations and Confined Space Entry Safety
The initial three day training is intended to provide an overview of lift station operations and troubleshooting.
The final half day of the training will be taught by ANTHC and provide hands-on exercises related to confined space entry safety and fall protection.
To register for the training submit the Registration Form (PDF) to Kelly Genskow no later than Friday, January 31st.
Fairbanks TBD TCC-OEH Kelly Genskow
907-452-8251
ext. 3431
800-478-7822
ext. 3431
Feb. 18-20 Pumps and Pumping Systems
Designed as the follow-up course to "Electrical Controls for Utility Operators", this three-day course provides hands-on training in pumps and pumping system operation and repair. Student exercises reinforce and build skills in pump components and trouble-shooting techniques using actual pumping equipment for disassembly and demonstration purposes. Inclusion of electrical control panels builds on elements of previous courses to allow troubleshooting exercises using complete, operational water pumping systems.
Bethel 2.2 Core YKHC Michael Vicente
907-543-6422

March

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
March 1 Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the April 10th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
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 Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
March 2 - 6 Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: No charge; however, there is a $150 per exam fee
Location: Prince of Wales Vocational and Technical Education Center
This workshop is designed to provide owners and operators of small public water systems, lodges, logging camps, service districts and other remote systems a basic understanding of the principles and practices involved with collecting, treating, storing, and distributing safe drinking water.
To register please contact Kelly Comerford at 907-357-1155 or kelly@arwa.org.
Klawock 3.0 Core ARWA Kelly Comerford
907-357-1155
March 3 - 5 Wastewater Analysis for Water and Wastewater Operators
Cost: No charge
March 3 - The End of the Pipe – Water Reclamation
March 4 -Process Instrument Verification for Water and Wastewater
March 5 - Nutrient Removal & Analysis
Maximum seating of 25. Preference given to water and wastewater operators from USDA RUS eligible communities. 1.8 Core CEUs will be assigned for all three days. 0.6 CEUs for each day. Must be present 85% of class to receive CEUs! No exceptions! Attendees are responsible for their own transportation, meals, and lodging expense.
To register please contact Mark Wuitschik.
Ketchikan 0.6 Core/day
1.8 Core Total
ARWA Mark Wuitschick
907-631-8148
March 9 - 13 Introduction to Small Wastewater Systems
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 16 -
April 17
Water Treatment Operator Level 2 Online Course
This online instructor led 5 week course offers a comprehensive discussion of water treatment processes, their uses, characteristics, and calculations. It is designed to teach the skills and knowledge that you will need to know as a Level 2 operator. This course builds upon your learning from the Level 1 course by focusing on analysis and problem–solving for conventional treatment processes, as well as introducing concepts for advanced treatment processes.Register online.
Online 6.0 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
March 23 - 27 Water Treatment Level 1
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Anchorage 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
March 23 -
April 10
High-Tech Operator Online Course 1
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) has forever altered the way utilities conduct business. A single operator can control treatment, storage, system pressure, and other vital functions through a single-linked computer network. The online three week instructor led course begins with an overview of device symbols, including how they are used to represent systems and how those symbols relate to real-world devices. Discover how a SCADA system connects to sensors, analyzers, and control devices. Learn the features and components of a SCADA system, the facilities/environment the system requires, and the benefits the system provides.Register online.
Online 1.2 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
March 30 -
April 2
Financial Management for Rural Utilities
To register for the training submit the Registration Form (PDF) to Kelly Genskow no later than Monday, March 16th.
Fairbanks 3.2 Core TCC-OEH
RUBA
Kelly Genskow
907-452-8251
ext. 3431
800-478-7822
ext. 3431

April

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
April 6 - 10 Introduction to Small Water Systems
Cost: $150 per exam
The Water Treatment Provisional Level, Small Treated Water Systems, and Small Untreated Water Systems exams will be administered on the last day of the course.
To register for the training submit the Registration Form (PDF) to Kelly Genskow no later than Friday, March 27th.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core TCC-OEH Kelly Genskow
907-452-8251
ext. 3431
800-478-7822
ext. 3431
April 10 Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, 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 Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
April 13 -
May 1
High-Tech Operator Online Course 2
This three week instructor led online course provides attendees with an overview of the technologies available to track, monitor, and maintain equipment and to represent, locate, and communicate with remote facilities and equipment. In this course, you will gain an understanding of equipment drawings, data, and information. There will be a focus on Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS), Geographic Information System (GIS), and Global Positioning System (GPS). Register online.
Online 1.2 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
April 20 - 24 Water Distribution Level 1 and 2
Cost: $725
State Fees: $150 per exam
Register online.
Fairbanks 3.0 Core NTL Alaska Peggy Pollen
907-452-6852
April 20 -
May 22
Water Treatment Operator Level 3 Online Course
This five week instructor led online course introduces water operations personnel to various analyses and applications of key water treatment processes and operations. The course curriculum is representative of the basic functions and responsibilities of Level 3 operators at most water treatment plants. The course builds upon the Level 2 course by focusing on troubleshooting of operational problems along with analysis of conventional and advanced treatment processes. Register online.
Online 6.0 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
April 22 - 23 Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E
Cost: $1,100
The foremost goal of this two-day Arc Flash Electrical Safety course is to keep workers safe while working on or around electrically energized equipment.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
April 22 - 24 Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E with Skills & Certification
Cost: $1,650
The first two days of this three-day course are identical to the traditional Arc Flash Electrical Safety course. For this version, a third day is added so that students can demonstrate what they have learned by participating in hands-on classroom exercises and taking the ATMT® Electrical Safety Certification exam.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 2.25 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
April 29 - 30 Variable Frequency Drives
Cost: $1,100
This two-day hands-on Variable Frequency Drives course introduces the student to the world of variable frequency drives and their applications in industrial plants and commercial buildings. Students will learn how to improve VFD control and efficiency, troubleshoot and fix VFDs, reduce equipment downtime, and eliminate chronic VFD problems. Students will perform hands-on activities with a real-life variable frequency drive. Students will input motor data into the variable frequency drive, set parameters for speed control and overcurrent protection, and check fault codes. Students will complete this VFD training course with the ability to lower the cost of VFD operation, thus alleviating the need for hiring costly outside service contractors, all while establishing a culture of safe work practices among employees.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

May

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
May 4 - 7 AWWMA 60th Annual Statewide Conference
Location: Captain Cook Hotel, Anchorage
More information.
Anchorage Varies AWWMA Angie Monteleone
907-561-9777
May 4 - 22 High-Tech Operator Online Course 3
This course focuses on data management and provides attendees with an overview of information management technologies, system interfaces, network components, dashboards, and report generation. You will discuss and compare management systems, applications for collecting and managing performance data, and methods available for securely storing information online. Register online.
Online 1.2 core AWWA AWWA
800-926-7337
May 11 - 12 Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Cost: $1,100
This essential two-day Basic Electricity training course – the most popular in our catalog – provides a foundational understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings. It includes hands-on electrical skills improvement and is designed to train maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in industrial plants and commercial buildings. It is also a great refresher course for experienced electricians and engineers.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
May 13 - 14 Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
Cost: $1,100
Working with real-world components, students in this two-day “hands-on” Electrical Troubleshooting course will learn how to fix electrical problems quickly and safely. This two-day course was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as efficiently 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

August

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Aug. 24 - 25 Basic Electricity for the Non-Electrician
Cost: $1,100
This essential two-day Basic Electricity training course – the most popular in our catalog – provides a foundational understanding of how electricity works in commercial and industrial settings. It includes hands-on electrical skills improvement and is designed to train maintenance technicians and other non-electrical personnel working in industrial plants and commercial buildings. It is also a great refresher course for experienced electricians and engineers.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Aug. 26 -27 Electrical Troubleshooting and Preventive Maintenance
Cost: $1,100
Working with real-world components, students in this two-day “hands-on” Electrical Troubleshooting course will learn how to fix electrical problems quickly and safely. This two-day course was created to bring students up to speed in their electrical troubleshooting skills as efficiently 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

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 10th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
Exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than September 1st.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139
Sept. 2 - 3 Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E
Cost: $1,100
The foremost goal of this two-day Arc Flash Electrical Safety course is to keep workers safe while working on or around electrically energized equipment.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Sept. 2 - 4 Arc Flash Electrical Safety NFPA 70E with Skills & Certification
Cost: $1,650
The first two days of this three-day course are identical to the traditional Arc Flash Electrical Safety course. For this version, a third day is added so that students can demonstrate what they have learned by participating in hands-on classroom exercises and taking the ATMT® Electrical Safety Certification exam.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 2.25 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Sept. 14 - 15 PLCs for Non-Programmers
Cost: $1,100
This course focuses on understanding PLCs; how they work, terminology, and the hardware and software elements that make up a programmable logic controller. Students will learn a systematic approach to troubleshooting; how to set-up and configure local, remote, hierarchical and distributive control systems; how to configure Input/Output modules using various slot addressing techniques; how to understand program and data table file organization, number systems and processor information flow; and how basic relay type instructions, timers and counters, & data manipulation instructions can be used to achieve PLC solutions.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560
Sept. 14 - 15 PLC Programming & Applications
Cost: $1,100
This two-day “Hands-On” PLC Programming & Applications course provides a greater depth of PLC knowledge for those who have already taken TPC Training’s introductory course, “PLCs for Non-Programmers,” or have some 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. 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.
Register for the training.
Anchorage 1.5 Core TPC Training Naomi Yencich
303-531-4560

October

Date Course Location CEUs Sponsor Contact
Oct. 10 Deadline for Exam Registration Forms for Written Exams for Communities with Online Testing Centers for the October 10th Written Exam
Locations: Anchorage (including Mat-Su Valley, Palmer, and Wasilla), Barrow, Bethel, Cordova, Fairbanks, Homer, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan, Prince of Wales Island, Kodiak, Sitka, & Valdez
Exam registration form. The registration form and the $150 per exam fee must be in our office no later than September 1st.
Statewide N/A DEC Operator Certification Program
907-465-1139

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