Civil Engineering

Vermont Tech Green Trainings now offers the engineering and municipal trainings required for professionals to receive and maintain certifications in their field. Our wastewater, wetlands, and GIS courses, among others, serve engineers, municipal staff, landscape designers, and others interested in maintaining critical skills in these areas.

Offerings

High Strength Wastewater

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In Person

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Are systems for restaurants, supermarkets, and convenience stores giving you trouble? Typically when they do fail, the designer often replaces it with an in-kind type of system that is not adequate for these wastewater applications. This course describes the parameters that should be used for troubleshooting and designing commercial high strength wastewater (HSW) systems.

 

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Introduction to ArcGIS

Course Type

In Person

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With this three-day training participants will learn how to use ESRI's ArcGIS 10.0 software to explore and display geospatial data, to create new geospatial data and  include it in their map projects, to perform geospatial analyses, to find and acquire free and public GIS data, and to compose basic maps appropriate for printing or publishing. Participants will develop a mapping question or project that they will explore and build on throughout the course.

 

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Introduction to GIS/GPS

Course Type

In Person

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Geospatial Technology is everywhere! From Google Maps to delivery of items ordered online to environmental conservation and community planning, location is vital. Participants in this 2-day class will gain an understanding of fundamental geospatial concepts which they will then apply in learning how to use online mapping applications, consumer grade GPS receivers, and QGIS open source GIS software. QGIS will be used to explore and display geospatial data, to create new geospatial data, to perform simple geospatial analysis, and to compose basic maps appropriate for printing or publishing. Participants will work together to develop a mapping question or project that they will explore and build on throughout the course.

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Microbiology for Wastewater Professionals

Course Type

In Person

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Microorganisms play a critical role in the transformation, processing, and treatment of wastewater. In addition, numerous types of disease-causing bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and worms may be present in wastewater effluent. This workshop will instruct you about the variety of microorganisms that are present in wastewater and the dynamic and interactive relationships that occur in onsite wastewater systems and in the soil environment.

 

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Onsite Wastewater (Septic) Systems Installer Training

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Oct 4-Oct 4

Vermont Technical College and the Agency of Natural Resources in association with the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association (NOWRA) and the Yankee Onsite Wastewater Association (YOWA) are pleased to announce a full day training on wastewater strength and treatment. The course is aimed at all wastewater system designers, installers, and operators involved with on-site and soil-based wastewater systems of any size.

The goal of this course is to provide wastewater professionals with greater understanding of wastewater properties and the processes of onsite and soil-based treatment. You will learn about wastewater characteristics, analysis, and classification, before going on to consider the treatment processes occurring in septic tanks, innovative/alternative (I/A) systems, and soil. Examples and case studies that illustrate the links between theory and practice will be used throughout.

The instructors, Dr. Sara Heger and Dr. Graham Bradley, have extensive knowledge and experience with soils, designs, and installations of wastewater systems.

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Instances: 
Onsite Wastewater (Septic) Systems Installer Training

This Training Qualifies for 6 VT DEC Non-Soil and 2 Soil Credit Hours for Class A&B Licensed Designers.

Location: 
Vermont Tech, Randolph Center VT: Judd Hall
Start Date: 
October 4, 2017 12:00 am
Duration: 
8:00AM-5:00PM
Cost: 
100.00

Project Management Fundamentals

Course Type

Online

Dates

Open Enrollment

There are more projects occurring today than at any time in history. Organizations initiate projects to create new computer applications, erect bridges and buildings, improve processes, develop new products, and reorganize company operations. Unfortunately, most organizations do not manage projects well, creating an unprecedented demand for project management practitioners.

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Project Management Fundamentals

If you're organized, perceptive, detail-oriented, and an excellent communicator, you just might have what it takes to succeed in the fast-growing field of project management.

In this six-week course, an experienced Project Management Professional will help you master the essentials of project management. You'll become an indispensable member of your project team by discovering and mastering the critical concepts you need to plan, implement, control and close any type of project.

You'll learn about project politics and ethics, project measurements, and project closure. You'll be able to develop all sections of a project plan, you'll become comfortable with the project management body of knowledge, and you'll develop a variety of powerful techniques to generate project ideas.

If you're new to project management, this course will provide you with the essential information you'll need to prepare for and complete your first project. If you're an experienced project manager, this course will make you more valuable to your employer by increasing your skills and competencies.

Location: 
Online
Start Date: 
Open Enrollment
Duration: 
6 Weeks
Cost: 
100.00

Reading the Landscape

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In Person

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Join us in a day filled with investigation and discovery as you learn how geology, climate, plants, animals, and human history come together to form the intricate mosaic of ecosystems that define the Vermont landscape. We'll use the knowledge gained from reading aerial photography and topographic maps, studying soil and bedrock maps, and identifying plants and animals to predict which of the 80 Vermont natural community types might be found on a nearby property. 

 

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Silty Sands and Why Are They Here?

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In Person

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Sandy silts, silty sands, and gravelly clay - which happens where and why?

Improve your soil identification skills and expand your knowledge of soil physical properties. This one-day training will cover: Soil morphology; Techniques for field soil identification; Soil texture identification using the VT Tech Soils Library; Remote soil data via GIS, NRCS, ANR; Soil classification systems for wetlands, wastewater, and engineering; and Vermont soil formation.

 

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Wetlands Delineation

Course Type

In Person

Dates

In this 40-hour training, you will learn how to properly identify the key factors that determine wetlands, based in part on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, 2012 Supplement for Northeast Region, and the most recent National Wetland Plant List and NRCS Hydric Soils guidance. Federal regulations, State regulations and appropriate permitting in relation to wetlands will also be covered. This certificate course offers professional experience and applied field experience.

 

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Wetlands Delineation

Course Type

In Person

Dates

Sep 1-Sep 29

In this 40-hour training you will learn how to properly identify the key factors that determine wetlands, based in part on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Wetlands Delineation Manual, 2012 Supplement for Northeast Region, and the most recent National Wetland Plant List and NRCS Hydric Soils guidance. Federal regulations, State regulations and appropriate permitting in relation to wetlands will also be covered. This certificate course offers professional experience and applied field experience.

Lecture topics include science of wetland hydrology; hydric soils; hydric vegetation; wetland development; and current VT regulations. Field practicals will include soil and plant identification, and wetland delineation in accordance to the ACOE Field Delineation Manual.

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Instances: 
Wetlands Delineation

Qualifies for 8 VT DEC NonSoil and 8 Soil Credits.

This training will take place over the course of 5 fridays.

Location: 
Randolph Center VT
Start Date: 
September 1, 2017 12:00 am
Duration: 
8:30AM-5:30PM
Cost: 
800.00