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Solid Waste Operations Certificate

ProTrain Online

Description

LANDFILL OPERATIONS

Course description: Using the Internet those taking this course will gain a vast array of knowledge concerning the many aspects of landfill operations. This course provides eight foundation blocks for the operator with units on waste decomposition, geology & hydrology, engineering, surveying, landfill design, landfill construction, landfill operations, and regulations. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.

Outline

  • Waste Decomposition
  • Geology & Hydrology
  • Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Landfill Design & Construction
  • Landfill Operations & Regulations

COMPOSTING OPERATIONS

Course description: Composting is the controlled process of organic degradation or waste decomposition. This web-based course will provide those taking the class with knowledge in the process of waste decomposition, an array of microorganisms and invertebrates consume the organics and convert them to humus. In the truest sense, solid waste composting is actually microbe farming, and like any type of farming, success has a lot to do with the farmer knowing how to make what he is raising thrive and grow. This class will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.

Outline

  • Science of Composting
  • Composting Process
  • Feedstock & Technologies
  • Quality & Classification
  • Facility Development
  • Environmental Concerns & Controls
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • State Programs

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

Course description: This Internet-assisted class is an 18-hour Moderate Risk awareness course for those in the solid waste field at landfills, recycling centers, and household hazardous waste facilities. Eighteen hours of the course are delivered over the Internet and can be taken anytime anywhere. The course includes online text, interactive exercises, web links, self-grading quizzes, final exam, and job specific hands-on training.

Outline

  • Regulations Overview
  • Hazard Communication Standard
  • Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
  • Toxicology
  • Operational and Safety Hazards
  • Hazard Identification
  • Respiratory Protection and PPE
  • Decontamination
  • Waste Management
  • Emergency Procedures

WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Course description: Students will focus on issues of concern to wastewater treatment facilities. The topics of this course include activated sludge process control, sludge digestion and solids handling, nitrogen and phosphorous removal, and odor control. Along with reading assignments from the text, the course is augmented with audio, photographs, interactive exercises, and online links.

Outline

  • Activated Sludge
  • Sludge Digestion
  • Solids Handling
  • Solids Removal
  • Phosphorus Removal
  • Nitrogen Removal
  • Odor Control
  • Nutrient Control & Reclamation

Recommended System Requirements:

  • Intel Pentium 166 MHz processor or greater
  • 64 MB RAM minimum, 128 MB recommended
  • Minimum video resolution of 800x600, with 16-bit color
  • Internet Connection
  • Connection speed of 40 Kbps minimum, 56 Kbps recommended
  • Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT or XP
  • Valid Email address
  • Supported browser versions: Internet Explorer (5x - 6x), Netscape Communicator 4.7 - 7.2
  • Allow cookies

All materials online no textbooks required

Outcomes

These classes will meet or exceed most state requirements for the educational components of certification and/or licensing required for solid waste professionals.

Assessment

course quick facts
course code PRO1010
cost $999.00
estimated time to
complete course
132 Hours
course materials
available
12 Months