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WTR02 - Water Treatment and Water Distribution Operator Program Level 2


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(Apr 09, 2018 to Jun 04, 2018) 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Monday Apr 09, 2018 - LIVE ONLINE and MOODLE; 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Wednesday - Apr 11, 2018 to Jun 04, 2018 - LIVE ONLINE and MOODLE; 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Monday - Apr 16, 2018 to Jun 04, 2018 - LIVE ONLINE and MOODLE; (Mountain Time Zone) - Excluding May 21, 2018

Delivery Method

NLC Live Online



Tuition (GST exempt): $1,095.00

Additional Fees

Materials: $633.00
Shipping: $50.00
Sub-total: $683.00
GST (5%): $34.15
Total: $717.15
Total Cost: $1,812.15


Dave Hinz

Dave has been working in water and wastewater operations over the past five years. Prior to that, he has thirty years of teaching experience at secondary schools. He also has several years of experience managing and operating a small water-related business and working as a volunteer firefighter. Dave is certified Class 2 in Water Treatment and Water Distribution, and Class 1 in Wastewater Treatment and Wastewater Collection. He works as part of the ATAP technical team in the field, performing such tasks as potable water reservoir cleaning and water sampling. Dave's extensive teaching experience, and ability to present challenging technical, math, and chemistry topics to students of all levels, is invaluable to our ATAP training services.

Grant Dixon

Grant is an Operations Management Specialist with experience in both water and wastewater systems. He has over 25 years of experience as a utility operator and manager, and has worked extensively for Municipal and First Nations clients. His background includes process troubleshooting, operator assistance and mentoring, pilot- and bench-scale testing, risk assessments, SOPs and emergency response planning, start-up and commissioning, and project management. Grant is a certified Cross Connection Inspector and Local Government Administrator (LGA), and has worked in the consulting engineering field, municipal and public works administration, and in provincial government and business management. Additionally, he has contributed his efforts to the Alberta Water & Wastewater Operators Association (AWWOA) and to the Western Canada Water and Wastewater Association (WCWWA).

Nicholai Kristel

Nicholai Kristel is a Process Engineer, in the Regional Water Division in Edmonton. He has over 6 years of process design, water quality assessments, and consulting engineering experience. Nicholai primarily works on municipal water and wastewater projects, where he uses his experience to model and design biological and physical-chemical processes in the treatment of water. Prior to joining Associated Engineering, Nicholai completed a Bachelors of Science Degree in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill University. Subsequently, he spent 4 years working in water quality laboratories at various facilities in Northern Alberta. From this experience, he gained a strong understanding of industrial water and wastewater treatment processes, water quality parameters, and water testing procedures. Most recently, he presented papers on chloramination at the AWWA Annual Conference & Exposition and WCW AAWA Specialty Workshop.

Sutha Suthaker, P.Eng.

Dr. Sutha Suthaker is the National Practice Leader - Water Treatment, for the Associated Engineering Group of Companies. He is a process design engineer with extensive experience in modelling and design optimization of biological and physical-chemical processes in the treatment of water and wastewater for both municipal and industrial uses. Sutha has also participated in the design of many projects, involving innovative process and disinfection technologies to meet the more stringent water quality guidelines.

Available Anywhere: Apr 09, 2018 - Jun 04, 2018

Communities are continuously searching for qualified individuals to fill the complex roles of water and wastewater treatment plant operators, water distribution system operators and wastewater collection system operators. Northern Lakes College (NLC) and ATAP Infrastructure Management Ltd. (ATAP) have partnered to deliver Water and Wastewater Operator Preparation Programs that will address critical demand for training in northern Alberta.

This training is designed to prepare existing operators or new incumbents to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of water treatment and water distribution and to write the Level II Water Treatment and Water Distribution provincial certification exams with Alberta Environment and Parks.

Students will become proficient in learning the support systems and technical aspects of water treatment and water distribution.

Pre-Requisite: You must be a certified Level 1 Operator.

ATAP Infrastructure Management (ATAP) :

Alberta Environment and Parks/b>:

Scholarships Available
Through the provisions of Western Canada Water Group, learners may apply for the Craig Kelman & Associates Scholarship and WCS AWWA One AWWA Operator Scholarship Training Bursary. Each is valued at $500 and disbursement happens three times per year.
Craig Kelman & Associates Scholarship:
WCS AWWA One AWWA Operator Scholarship Training Bursary: /> Books Required

 Water Treatment Plant Operation: Field Study Training Textbook
 Basic Science Concepts & Applications Textbook & Workbook (used in Level 1)
 Small Water System Operation and Maintenance Textbook (used in Level 1)

If you have any of these books contact our office to register. Registering online will include fees for all 3 books.

Private Training - A Continuing Education & Corporate Training Specialty

Training on your terms and your schedule. We can offer any course to your workplace or community. Phone 780.849.8623 and talk with us about your training needs or email:

Withdrawals and Refunds

 Tuition will be fully refunded when notice of withdrawal is given 7 days before the course start date.  When notification is received less than 7 days before the course start date there is no refund.  There are no refunds for materials/shipping.


Northern Lakes College reserves the right to re-schedule or cancel a course that lacks sufficient registrations to provide a satisfactory learning atmosphere. In this event your registration fee will be refunded in full or applied to the re-scheduled course.

Fee payment

Fees are due at the time of registration. Northern Lakes College accepts cash, cheque, money order, debit, VISA, MasterCard, American Express. Invoicing to a company requires a Purchase Order (PO).


This course is delivered LIVE Online using Blackboard Collaborate for classes and using Moodle for student assignments, resources, quizzes/exams and more.

To learn more about Blackboard Collaborate and to experience using Blackboard Collaborate check out this guide:

To learn more about Moodle and to experience using Moodle check out this guide:

What you need:
• High speed internet
• Computer, laptop, tablet
• Speakers & microphone, preferably a headset. If you don't have a microphone you can still use the chat function to ask questions/make comments.
More information about NLC LIVE Online:
• All NLC LIVE Online Courses are on Mountain Time Zone (Canada).
• Most courses are recorded and the recordings are made available to participants after the course
• Course attendance verification or course certification is only granted for those who participate as individuals LIVE Online. If you take a course with a group OR you miss the class and view the recording, attendance verification and/or certification will not be granted (MMP modules are an exception for recordings, contact Continuing Education & Corporate Training for more information.)