Saturday, July 12, 2014

Pennsylvania Sewage Enforcement Officer Training Soil Morphology POT Analysis Course #111-0008

Soil Profile Descriptions Using the POT Approach - Course #111-0008

POT- Prepare, Observe, and Translate

Update - 2015 Schedule

Date: August 28, 2014
Lehman Township Municipal Building

1183 Old Route 115
PO Box 262
Lehman, PA 18627
Registration Deadline: August 22, 2014
SEO Credits:   8  total comprised of: 4 classroom, 3 field, and 1 hour test

*How You Will Benefit*

The purpose of this course is to educate Sewage Enforcement Officers on preparing and interpreting soil profiles.  This one day training session will begin in a classroom setting and will end in the field where participants can put their new knowledge to use.  This course is also suitable for professional engineers, geologists and other licensed professionals.
*Fee: $95 for the 8 hour course (includes lunch)*

*Course Outline*
Registration: 8:15-8:30 AM
8:30AM-12:30 PM: Classroom Session

Course introduction
Field Safety/ Confined Space
Soil Formation Factors
Soil Research - Websoils and Other Tools
Soil Color, Texture, Structure, Consistency,
Redoximorphic Features
Soil Horizonation and Limiting Conditions

12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch (included)
1:30-4:30 PM: Field Session

Field Descriptions of Soils - The “POT Approach”
Credit for completing the course will be awarded only to those sewage enforcement officers completing the classroom session, the field session and the accompanying exam with a minimum score of 70%.

*About the Instructor*

Brian Oram is  a Professional Geologist and Soil Scientist with B.F. Environmental Consultants. He is a licensed professional geologist, licensed Well Driller,  Professional Soil Scientist, and licensed Sewage Enforcement Officer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with over 20 years experience in conducting hydrogeological investigations related to water supply
development, contaminant migration, wetland mitigation, and land based wastewater disposal systems.

*Certificates of Completion*

Wilkes University is a DEP-approved sponsor of continuing education for sewage enforcement officers in Pennsylvania.  A certificate of  completion will be given to participants at the conclusion of the course listing the total hours completed.  The baccalaureate programs in Electrical, Mechanical and Environmental Engineering are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.  Wilkes University is a provider of continuing education in Pennsylvania through the State Registration Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.  These hours may count towards the continuing education requirements for license renewal for professional engineers in Pennsylvania.  Please refer to Act 25 for more information.

Wilkes University is a DEP-approved sponsor of continuing education for sewage enforcement officers in Pennsylvania.
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*Refund Policy*
Cancellations: A refund will be given if the cancellation is received prior to the registration deadline.

*Inclement Weather Policy*
If inclement weather is predicted, please call (570) 408-4460 or email You can register online or download the flier about the course.

Wilkes University
Center for Continued Learning
84 West South Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18766
Phone (570) 408-5615
Fax (570) 408-7912

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