Environmental Technology

New Water and Wastewater Courses through Technology Solutions for the Workplace

October 7, 2016 • Written by

Water and Wastewater Refresher Courses – Spring 2017

All of the Winnipeg based courses and the associated certification exams are held at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus and the course costs include parking and lunches. With the exception of the Foundations Course (5 days of instruction and no exam) all of the courses run from Monday through Thursday (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) with the exam being administered on the Friday morning.

For more information on each course click here.

To Register, click here.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Students who cancel their registration 7 days or less before the start of the course will be charged a $100.00 fee.

Water and Wastewater Foundations (Course Code: WATR-1007)

Five-day course: April 24 – 28, 2017
Fee: $1020.00 Registration deadline: April 7, 2017

Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077)
Four-day course: May 1 – 4, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 14, 2015
Exam Date: May 5, 2017, RRC

Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010)
Four-day course: May 8 – 11, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 21, 2017
Exam Date: May 12, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003)
Four-day course: May 15 – May 18, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Exam Date: May 19, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1065)
Four-day course: May 29 – June 1, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 12, 2017
Exam Date: June 2, 2017, RRC

Water Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1089)
Four-day course: June 5– 8, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 19, 2017
Exam Date: June 9, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1067)
Four-day course: June 12 – 15, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
Exam Date: June 16, 2017, RRC

Winnipeg Based Course Registration: For course registration or general information contact
Louise Wood at (204) 632-3017 lowood@rrc.ca.

Brandon Based Course Registration: For course registration or general information contact Jodi Madill (204) 725-8700 ext. 6028 madillj@assinibione.net

NOTE: Though there are no formal pre-requisites required to take Certification Exam Preparation Courses, it is assumed that participants possess the fundamental math, science, equipment, and safety skills required to understand the course material. Individuals who do not possess these skills should be taking the five day Water and Wastewater Foundations Course prior to registering for any Certification Exam Preparation Courses.

To establish who should be taking the Foundations Course RRC has developed a diagnostics quiz designed to objectively assess an individual’s fundamental math, science, equipment and safety skills required to effectively participate in a Certification Exam Preparation Course. All individuals that have not taken the Foundations Course in the past or have not successfully passed a Water and Wastewater Certification exam should complete the quiz. To acquire a copy of the diagnostics quiz contact Louise Wood at (204) 632-3017 or lowood.rrc.ca.

Exam Registration
The Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Course fees do not include the cost of the exam(s). All certification exams are arranged and registered by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship. It is the course participant’s responsibility to register and make payment for the exam to Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship no later than 14 days prior to the exam date. The exam dates and on-line exam registration forms are available here: http://www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/eal/certification/exams.html. Exam payment may be made on-line at the time of exam registration.

The Annual School of Construction and Engineering Technologies – Employer Appreciation Evening

December 8, 2015 • Written by

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The Annual School of Construction and Engineering Technologies’ Employer Appreciation Evening was held on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in the Voyageur Cafeteria at Red River College to acknowledge those employers that hired our co-op education students during the summer of 2015.
The evening was a smash success with over 150 in attendance. Nancy Wheatley, Dean of the School of Construction and Engineering Technologies was the Master of Ceremonies. Our President, Paul Vogt, gave an opening speech, our V.P. Academics & Research, Christine Crowe, presented the draws prizes and posed for pictures with the winners. Our Director – Development, Patti Johannesson, was also present along with Elizabeth Glaseman – Alumni Relations Manager.
All attendees enjoyed a Roast Beef Buffet and complimentary bar. To further display the College’s thank and appreciation, 19 special prizes were drawn and handed out to lucky employers. Draw prizes included a Rival Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 30L Wet/Dry Shopvac, $100 Cabela’s Gift Card, Coleman Perfectflow Instastart Grill Stove, and Kitchenaid 10-Pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set, to name a few. All attendees also received a gorgeous Red River Ceramic coffee mug.

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The excitement that the employers showed in sharing in the celebration of another successful year of the Co-operative Education Program was strongly evident. All look forward to continuing their relationship with the college and hiring more of our students in 2016. We hope to see you all again next year!

A special thanks goes out to the following coordinators who helped organize this event:
Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology (CWT)
Don Young
Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
Hojat Norouzi
Greenspace Horticulture (GH)
Ruth Rob
Civil Engineering Technology (CET)
Denis Loiselle, Dylan Yanchynski, Patricia Oleksiew (CET)

Happy 50th Anniversary CTTAM!

November 10, 2015 • Written by

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The role of Engineering Technologist may have existed for years but its title and recognition is not as old as you may think. In fact in Manitoba, the Engineering Technologist has only been around for 50 years.
October 28th, 1965 was the day Engineering Technologists were finally recognized in Manitoba through the emergence of MANSCETT (Manitoba Society of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists) now known as CTTAM (Certified Technicians & Technologists Association of Manitoba). Fifty years later, technologists, technicians, engineers, and professionals celebrated this achievement with grace and in style.

Friday night’s Young Leaders Mentorship Program Launch was held at the Journey to Churchill exhibit at the Assiniboine Park Zoo. The polar bears swam, the seals played, and the humans talked, ate, and enjoyed themselves immensely. The CTTAM Young Leaders presented the Mentorship Program that will match experienced CTTAM members with engineering technology students as they navigate through their education, co-op work terms, and careers.

Saturday evening’s Gala dinner was delicious as we sat under the wings of vintage aircraft that had been built, designed, and/or flown by Canadians and Canadian companies. This has been a powerful weekend where students, graduates and College staff, and industry partners spent the evening as colleagues and mentors discussing all types of subject matter.

It was noted that 1/3 of the attendees at the Gala are currently students at Red River College. and another 1/3 of those attending are past graduates of Red River College. It was evident that Red River College contributes a large number of Engineering Technologists to Manitoba. Thanks to the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT), the national affiliate to CTTAM, RRC’s engineering technology programs recognized throughout the country as providing high quality professionals ready to contribute to their professions in a meaningful and lasting way.

They say there are six degrees of separation in knowing everyone in the world and in Winnipeg, it may only be one or two! One way to know everyone in your industry will be to be part of at least one industry-based association and for Engineering Technologists that should include CTTAM.

Happy 50th anniversary CTTAM and congratulations to all past and current CTTAM members for 50 years of growth, strength and leadership!

Contributor – Shari Bielert, Chair of Civil Engineering Technology, CTTAM member since 1997.

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Red River College has a strong partnership with CTTAM
Engineering Technologists (RRC makes them, CTTAM gets them recognized)

WCA Education Program Schedule 2015-2016

September 23, 2015 • Written by

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s that time of the year again!

The Winnipeg Construction Association is now offering a wonderful selection of Education Courses for 2015-2016 calendar year. Whether you’re new to the industry, or you simply want to sharpen and refresh your skills – these courses will help you do both! Available courses cover a wide variety of industry-related topics ranging from how to write effective construction bids and reports all the way to navigating the building permit process.

Don’t delay. Space is limited. Sign up by emailing Tammy Harper at tvharper@rrc.ca

WCA Education Program Schedule 2015-2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom

December 22, 2014 • Written by

IMG_00000294“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it” –  William Arthur Ward, inspirational author

Field trips and guest speakers have always made students young and old excited about a class. That’s no different in college. We have had many people from industry partner with the Civil Engineering Technology department in varied ways. We have had many past graduates speak to our first year students to help guide them through the maze of programs to choose from. We have had industry experts come to classes and lunch ‘n learns to share new ideas or to confirm the lessons in the classroom about construction, environment, and management. And we have had others provide jobsite tours to classes. All of these have had significant impacts on the students. The students return to class with renewed energy as to why they are in their program and they have a better idea of whether they should be in the office or the jobsite.

Here are some of the comments made by the students.

“I have quite a bit of background in construction but it was a very informative tour and I learned a lot. I think it is a great course in the A/E program to allow students to visit various job sites and learn what is going on. Our tour guide was very helpful and was good at answering our questions. I look forward to visiting many other job sites.”

“This is my first site visit in the construction field. I have five years’ experience doing drafting job. But I never get any chance to go to job site. This job site visit make me little confident regarding the construction. Now I can relate theoretical drafting and practical construction.”

“I don’t have any construction background prior to coming to Red River so getting to see a project start and finish is quiet interesting to me.”

“I enjoyed this site visit simply because it was my first time being in a real construction job site. It was interesting to see how interior wall assembly’s support systems are made. It was also interesting to hear what the site supervisor had to say about the project and how concerned he was about creating a safe environment.”

“I have been on site trips during my previous course in BC but they were mostly residential single family dwellings and no one from the company doing the construction gave us a tour. Having someone from the company that is in charge of the project gives you a better understanding of what is actually occurring on site at that stage of construction and the reasons behind certain aspects of the structure.”

“Being on an ongoing jobsite was very interesting. I learned a lot of things compared to sitting in class and listening rather than being on a real construction project and being observant. This experience helped me pursue my current program even more.”

There are so many to acknowledge and we will focus on the tour guides this time.  Over the years, we have visited sites of most of the builders. If I should miss a few, I truly apologize. It takes a lot to provide the tours and the time and energy involved does not go unnoticed. The ability to take the hour or two for the tours can be challenge. And over the years with the safety protocols increasing, it has not waivered the enthusiasm to have the students come on site. We thank you all very much.

Past Tour Providers (click on the name to link to their website)

2014 Tour Providers (click on the name to link to their website)

Thank you to all of you.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, writer

Water and Wastewater Certification Spring Training is scheduled

October 2, 2014 • Written by

The Spring courses for water and wastewater certification have  been scheduled. Check out the link for details. If you need more info, Louise will help you out at lowood@rrc.ca.

W-WW Course Announcement Spring 2015

Onsite septic system installers, we have a course scheduled for December 8 – 12, 2014.  For further information they should contact Louise at lowood@rrc.ca or 204-632-3017.

Credentials. What’s behind your name?

October 2, 2014 • Written by

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This can be confusing for many graduates. For the graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology department, there many reasons for it. The Construction Management degree students actually did not have an official set of letters specified for their degree. The Civil Engineering Technology diploma students have a department acronym the same as their main credentialing association’s credential, CET.

Construction Management Graduates

It became official this week that your credential upon graduation is BTech (Const Mgmt). You are able to add that to your resume, business cards, email signoff, and fancy official letterhead once you have your parchment. For those unaware, the Construction Management degree program is a Bachelor of technology program with a major focus on construction management, hence, the credential, BTech.

Civil Engineering Technology Graduates (3 year diploma programs)

Many have mistaken CET to represent graduation from the Civil Eng Tech department but, in fact, that is not correct. CET represents recognition and membership to the Certified Technologist and Technicians Association of Manitoba (CTTAM). Graduates are granted the credential of CET after meeting the criteria set by CTTAM. The criteria includes CTTAM membership, graduation from an accredited post-secondary program, successfully completing an ethics exam, and having a minimum of two years of work experience in your field of study and at a technologist level. For more information on the CTTAM certification criteria, you can visit the CTTAM site, http://www.cttam.com/site/certification?nav=02 .

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