AETA Class Descriptions

BACKFLOW COURSES

Back flow Assembly Tester Certification
This is a 40-hour training course designed to train the student in the fundamentals necessary to field-test the various types of backflow prevention assemblies. The course is comprised of a series of lectures and 12-16 hours of hands-on training.

Assembly Tester Recertification
This is an 8-hour training course designed for current Assembly Tester Technicians to renew their current license as required by the Arkansas Department of Health. The course is comprised of a series of lectures and 2 hours of hands-on testing.

Back flow Assembly Repair
This is a 24-hour training course designed to provide the student with the fundamentals necessary to troubleshoot and repair the various types of backflow prevention assemblies. The course is comprised of a series of lectures and a minimum of 8-hours of hands-on troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair.

Back flow Assembly Advanced Repair (Texas BPAT Renewal)
This is a 16-hour training course for individuals currently holding a Texas Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester (BPAT) Certification. The course is comprised of 16 hours of instruction on troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of backflow prevention assemblies. This course is taught in conjunction with the 8-hour BPAT Practical Skills Refresher course.
Texas BPAT Practical Skills Refresher Course
This is an 8-hour training course designed to provide the student with the hands-on training necessary to satisfy the current TCEQ regulations for BPAT license renewal.

Cross-Connection Control Program Specialist
This is a 16-hour training course designed for individuals who are involved in administering the Cross-connection control Program for their utility. The course is comprised of a series of lectures and performing an actual on-site survey.

Customer Service Inspection
This is a 16-hour training course designed for those who are involved in administering a cross-connection control program in the state of Texas. The course consists of a series of lectures and performing an actual on-site survey.

Water Supply Protection Specialist
This 40-hour training course designed for students who are interested in obtaining the WSPS endorsement through the Louisiana State Plumbing Board. The endorsement allows the student to perform field tests and make necessary repairs of backflow prevention assemblies in the state of Louisiana.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY COURSES

Hazwoper (40-Hour)
This training course is designed for persons who may be exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards as outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120. Topics include hazard and risk assessment, PPE selection and use, haz-mat terminology, basic control, containment, and/or confinement operations, air monitoring, medical surveillance, container handling techniques, decontamination procedures, incident command, DOT regulations, emergency response plans, and termination procedures.

Hazwoper (24-Hour)
This training course is designed for persons with specific limited tasks who are unlikely to be exposed over permissible exposure limits. Topics include hazard recognition, site safety and health plans, hazard communication, and PPE selection and use.

Hazwoper Refresher (8-Hour)
This training course is designed to meet the annual refresher training requirements for OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for persons working with hazardous materials. Prerequisite training includes the Hazwoper 24-hour and/or Hazwoper 40-hour course.

DOT Hazardous Waste Transportation
This training course is designed for persons involved with the transportation of hazardous waste as specified in DOT 490 CFR 172. Topics include general awareness/familiarization, recognition and identification of hazardous materials, placarding & labeling, safety training, emergency response information, and security awareness training.

Electrical Safety & Trouble Shooting
This is a 16-hour training course designed to help operators perform simple electrical repairs and provide the operator with the knowledge to communicate electrical problems in a way that will minimize repair trips for the licensed electrician. Topics covered will include electrical safety, lock-out/tag-out, electrical production and distribution, basic circuits, electrical component recognition and usage, testing equipment, and schematic and electrical diagram reading.

OSHA General Industry (10-Hour)
This is a 10-hour training course designed to provide a variety of training on general industry health and safety standards for entry level employees. Four hours of the course contains mandatory topics and 3 hours will be selected from an optional topic list. The remaining 3 hours can be topics specific to your industry. Students receive an OSHA Training card and course certificate upon completion.

OSHA General Industry (30-Hour)
This is a 30-hour training course designed to provide a variety of training on general industry health and safety standards to workers with some safety responsibilities. Seven hours of the course contain mandatory course topics and 14 hours must be selected from an optional topic list. The remaining 9 hours may be topics specific to your industry. Students receive an OSHA Training card and course certificate upon completion.

Hazardous Communications
This training course is designed to provide workers with information concerning workplace hazards as required by the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.1200. Topics include written program requirements, material safety data sheets (MSDS), training requirements, labeling, PPE selection and use, safe chemical handling and storage.

Lock-Out/Tag-Out
This training course is designed for persons working with energized equipment as outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.147. Topics include program requirements, authorized and affected employees, procedures for procedures for performing lock-out, affixing and removing lock-out / tag-out devices to prevent the unexpected energization of stored energy, and start-up procedures.

Confined Space Entry
This training course is designed for persons who work in or around permit-required confined spaces as required in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146. Topics include authorized entrants,attendants, air monitoring requirements, proper ventilation, PPE selection and use, entry procedures, hazard recognition, communication procedures, and safe work practices.

Environmental Spill Response and Site Remediation
This is a 24-hour training course designed to train workers in hazardous site assessments and responding to site cleanups. Topics include, chemical and hazard identification, PPE, sampling procedures, safety issues, and decontamination procedures.

SOLID WASTE COURSES

Level A (Apprentice) For Class I, Class 2, and Class 3 facilities.
This is a 20-hour course designed to prepare students to carry out the duties of an Apprentice Operator and to pass the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Apprentice (Level A) licensure exam.

Level B (Journeyman) For Class 1, Class 2, and Class 3 facilities.
This is a 20-hour training course designed to prepare Apprentice Level Operators to carry out the duties of a Journeyman Operator and to pass the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality Journeyman ( Level B) licensure exam.

Level C (Master) For Class 1, Class 2 and Class 3 facilities.
This is a 30-hour training course designed to prepare Journeyman Operators to carry out the duties of a Master Level Operator in a supervisory capacity and to pass the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (Master Level C) licensure exam.

Solid Waste 6 – Hour Update For Class 1, Class2 and Class 3 facilities.
These are six-hour training classes required for annual renewal of Journeyman and Master licenses.

Solid Waste Update Course Modules –Solid Waste Update courses can be tailored to meet the training needs of your facility. You can choose from the following modules listed below. Regulatory issues will be discussed in conjunction with each class.
Protecting Surface Water from Landfill Contamination This training module discusses point and non-point source runoff, runoff effects on the environment, land fills aspects of water management and pollution controls.
Landfill Gas as a Alternative Energy Source This training module discusses the generation of methane in landfills, bacterial decomposition, compliance requirements, economics and usages.
The Cycles of Recycling This training module discusses recycling methods including plastics, paper, glass, vermi-composting, and water recycling.
Characteristics of Hazardous Waste This training module discusses identifying hazardous materials, types of hazardous wastes, placards and labels, landfill implications, waste screening programs and health hazards.
Landfill Safety This training module discusses general safety issues in the solid waste industry including:slips, trips and falls, OSHA general safety issues and conducting safety meetings.
Hazard Communication This training module discusses understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), blood borne pathogens and proper Protective Personal Equipment (PPE) use.
Business and Residential Recycling and Waste Minimization This training module discusses how public and community support, costs and logistics can affect the solid waste stream.
Regionalization and Solid Waste Management This training module discusses how pooling solid waste resources and partnerships with private and public sectors can help offset declining landfill capacity.
Managing Greenwaste and Special Wastes This training module discusses the aspects of backyard and community composting and different ways to collect tires, batteries, white goods, electronics, and other special wastes.
Waste Generation, Characterization, Collection, Transfer and Disposal This training module discusses defining, collecting and disposing of a municipal sold waste stream and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) implications.
WASTEWATER COURSES

Basic Wastewater Math A 12-hour Blackboard training course designed to help students understand the basic wastewater math problems. No textbooks required.

Treatment of P & P Wastes
A 12-hour Blackboard training course designed to help operators employed by the pulp and paper industry obtain general knowledge about treatment processes utilized by the industry. No textbook required.

Treatment Poultry
WWA 12-hour Blackboard training course designed to help operators employed by the poultry and/or meat packing industries obtain general information about the processes used to treat water and wastes. No textbook required.

Advanced Activated Sludge
This is a 12-hour training course designed to help students better understand the basic principles of the activated sludge process. The operator will be better prepared to utilize process control data to more efficiently operate the plant.

Extended Aeration Activated Sludge
This is a 12-hour training course designed to help operators better operate extended aeration activated sludge plants using basic process control parameters.

Aerated Lagoons
This is a12-hour training course designed to help operators better understand the principles of operating these facilities to produce a quality effluent.

Stabilization Ponds
This is a 12-hour training course designed to help operators understand the basic principles of operating stabilization ponds and accompanying modifications of constructed wetlands and Lemna systems.

Overview of Industrial Treatment
A 12-hour Blackboard training course designed to provide operators with general information about the different treatment processes utilized by industry. No textbook required.

Safety at Wastewater Plants
This is a 12-hour training course designed to help operators understand the importance of developing a written safety program dealing with the hazards common to wastewater plants.

Industrial Wastewater Certification
A 12-hour Blackboard training course designed to prepare students to pass the Industrial Wastewater Certification test administered by ADEQ. The course requires the use of California State University at Sacramento training manuals-Industrial Waste Treatment Volume I and Industrial Waste Treatment Volume II.

Basic Industrial Wastewater
This is a 12-hour course designed to teach the student in the basics of industrial wastewater treatment. Upon completion of this course the student will be eligible to sit for the Basic Industrial Wastewater licensure exam offered by ADEQ.

Advanced Industrial Wastewater
This is a 12-hour course designed to give the student the science behind multiple wastewater purification processes. Upon completion the student will be eligible to sit for the Advanced Industrial Wastewater licensure exam offered by ADEQ.

Metal Plating/Finishing
This is a 12-hour training course designed to help operators employed by metal platters/ finishers obtain information required for treating metal contaminated wastewater.

Class I Wastewater Certification
This is a 24-hour training course designed to prepare beginning Wastewater Operators with the knowledge required to pass the Class 1 Wastewater Certification exam administered by ADEQ.

Class II Wastewater Certification
This is a 32-hour training course designed for Class I Wastewater Operators to provide them with the information required to pass a Class 2 Wastewater Certification exam administered by ADEQ.

Class III Wastewater Certification
This is a 40-hour training course designed for Class II Wastewater Operators to provide them with the information required to pass a Class 3 Wastewater Certification exam administered by ADEQ.

Wastewater Collection Systems
This is a 24- hour training course designed to provide operators with information on what is required to be a collection systems operator. Information will include: Parts of the collection system and the function of each, safety procedures, design of the collection system, inspections, test procedures and maintenance.

Laboratory Process Control
This is a 12-hour training course designed to help operators understand the procedures required for process control data that will help them better operate their plant. Information will include instrument calibration and maintenance procedures, testing procedures, and QA/QC data.

Overview for Adv. Wastewater Certification
A 32-hour Blackboard training course designed to help prepare Class III operators pass the Class IV Wastewater Certification exam administered by ADEQ in March and September of each year. No textbooks required for the course but the student should be familiar with the California manuals used for Class I – Class III Wastewater certification exams.
WATER COURSES

Basic Water Math
This 8-hour training course is designed to aid operators in understanding basic math
concepts, such as, using math formulas to solve for unknown values, calculate volumes, detention times, and dosage rates.

Applied Water Math
This 8-hour training course is designed to aid operators in using math formulas commonly
used in the drinking water industry for figuring volumes, detention times, dosage rates, filtration rates, and horsepower and motor calculations.

Basic Water Distribution
This 24-hour training course deals with water math, basic information on wells and all the basic knowledge of the water distribution system.

Basic Water Treatment
This 24-hour training course is designed to give the student basic knowledge of the treatment of raw water sources into potable water. Water math is also incorporated into the curriculum.

Immediate Water Distribution
This 24-hour training course is geared for the operator who not only may have to install appurtenances in the water distribution system but repair them. It also trains them in the area of customer relations.

Immediate Water Treatment
This 24-hour training course is geared toward the operator of more complex water treatment facilities. It incorporates basic and applied water math as well as more in-depth water treatment options and treatment technologies..

Advance Water Distribution
This 24-hour training course is designed for operators who are in management or supervisory level positions in their water distribution system. The course incorporates applied math, infrastructure layout and design as well as administrative components.

Advance Water Treatment
This 24-hour training course is geared toward operators who are in management or supervisory level positions. The course incorporates applied math, advanced treatment processes along with administrative components.

Arkansas Dept. of Health PWS Compliance Course
This 8-hour training course is designed to provide the operator with a general overview of regulation compliance.