Training

Training

Orenco Systems, Inc. provides a variety of training courses, both through our Training Department at corporate headquarters in Sutherlin, Oregon, and through our Distributors. Trainings cover topics of interest to contractors, designers, service providers, and regulators.

Many of our courses qualify for CEUs and other state-specific continuing ed requirements. See our Training FAQ below for more information, and for questions about how to register.

Custom Training

We can custom-design classes for the needs of your company or group. Call Orenco's Training Analyst, Angela Bounds, at (800) 536-4197, with your request.


Frequently Asked Questions about Training

Do you ever offer trainings in my area?

In addition to the trainings we conduct at our facility here in Oregon, we work closely with our Distributors and AdvanTex Dealers to offer trainings in their areas. If you are interested in a particular training, talk with your Distributor or Dealer. You can find the closest one in our Where to Buy area.


When do you usually have your trainings?

Although we do offer trainings throughout the year, most of our trainings are held in the months of November through April -- the industry's off-season.

Why do you charge for your training when other manufacturers give theirs away?

As with most things, if it is genuinely worthwhile, there is a cost associated with it. We believe that the information in our trainings has value. We try to keep our fees low because we feel that cost should not be a barrier to knowledge. We make every effort to keep the "sales pitch" out of our trainings and impart real, practical knowledge that can be useful to you in your work.

What is a CEU?

A Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is related to structured, relevant professional training above and beyond that of initial certification or employment in a particular field. One CEU is the equivalent of 10 clock hours of training or formal instruction. This includes workshops, seminars, and the like. CEUs are usually required for the renewal of professional certificates or certification.

What is a PDH?

A Professional Development Hour (PDH) is generally defined as one clock hour that is spent engaged in an activity that contributes to the advancement or enhancement of professional skills or scientific knowledge. These activities usually include technical, managerial, or ethical topics and the like, and they are often required for professionals such as engineers and designers.


What is a Contact Hour?

A Contact Hour is defined as one clock hour spent engaged in an activity that can contribute to the professional skills of the participant. They are often used to track time spent participating in less formal educational activities such as touring facilities or wandering exhibit halls.


Who issues the CEUs?

Oregon residents who take specific courses for DEQ certification can obtain CEU credits through the Oregon Environmental Services Advisory Council (OESAC). Residents of other states or participants in our general courses can obtain CEUs through Umpqua Community College (UCC). UCC is accredited through the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.


How do I register for training?

Unless otherwise specified on your invitation, register via the links on the right side of this page. (Links will only show when trainings are available for sign-up.) If you have any questions about registration, call Michelle Reber at (800) 718-4023.
 

What payment methods can I use?

Currently, we can accept both Visa® and MasterCard®. If you have a question about this or need to make other arrangements, please contact the Training Coordinator at Orenco Systems.

 

I work in Oregon. How do I get certified by Oregon DEQ?

To learn about this, visit the DEQ's Web site.
 

Do you have any training videos?

General information about Orenco, our products, and our technologies is available on our Videos page. For O&M-specific videos and documents, visit our O&M Tools page.

 

Upcoming Trainings

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April 14 2014 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Wastewater Treatment Systems
Location: Yolo County Health Dept
Woodland, CA
Synopsis:

Orenco is pleased to offer you this one-day course on wastewater treatment systems tailored for the special considerations faced in California. Topics in this course include the basic principles of wastewater treatment, considerations for nitrogen discharge limits, an introduction to AdvanTex  Treatment Systems, pump selection, and control panel operation. A special section of the course is dedicated to the new OWTS policy and the Local Area Management Plans (LAMPs) being implemented for each county.

.5 CEUs are available.
Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

April 15 2014 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Wastewater Treatment Systems
Location: Madera County Env. Health
Madera, CA
Synopsis:

*PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED ADDRESS OF LOCATION* Government Center, 200 W FOURTH ST. MADERA

Orenco is pleased to offer you this one-day course on wastewater treatment systems tailored for the special considerations faced in California. Topics in this course include the basic principles of wastewater treatment, considerations for nitrogen discharge limits, an introduction to AdvanTex Treatment Systems, pump selection, and control panel operation. A special section of the course is dedicated to the new OWTS policy and the Local Area Management Plans (LAMPs) being implemented for each county.

.5 CEUs are available.
Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

April 16 2014 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Wastewater Treatment Systems
Location: Stanislaus County Dept. of Environmental Resources
Modesto, CA
Synopsis:

*PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED ADDRESS OF LOCATION* 3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto

Orenco is pleased to offer you this one-day course on wastewater treatment systems tailored for the special considerations faced in California. Topics in this course include the basic principles of wastewater treatment, considerations for nitrogen discharge limits, an introduction to AdvanTex Treatment Systems, pump selection, and control panel operation. A special section of the course is dedicated to the new OWTS policy and the Local Area Management Plans (LAMPs) being implemented for each county.

.5 CEUs are available.
Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

April 17 2014 - 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Description: Wastewater Treatment Systems
Location: Amador County Env. Health
Jackson, CA
Synopsis:

Orenco is pleased to offer you this one-day course on wastewater treatment systems tailored for the special considerations faced in California. Topics in this course include the basic principles of wastewater treatment, considerations for nitrogen discharge limits, an introduction to AdvanTex Treatment Systems, pump selection, and control panel operation. A special section of the course is dedicated to the new OWTS policy and the Local Area Management Plans (LAMPs) being implemented for each county.

.5 CEUs are available.
Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

April 28 2014 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description: Alternative and Decentralized Wastewater Systems
Location: The Hotel at Auburn University
Auburn, AL
Synopsis:

For Engineers, Designers, Regulators, and Operators who work with small community wastewater systems. Do you need solutions that fit the unique challenges of small communities when you design wastewater treatment systems? This course describes fundamental wastewater treatment processes and offers alternatives for small community collection, treatment, and dispersal. 


Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

April 29 2014 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description: Alternative and Decentralized Wastewater Systems
Location: Alabama Fire College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Synopsis:

For Engineers, Designers, Regulators, and Operators who work with small community wastewater systems. Do you need solutions that fit the unique challenges of small communities when you design wastewater treatment systems? This course describes fundamental wastewater treatment processes and offers alternatives for small community collection, treatment, and dispersal. 


Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

April 30 2014 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description: Alternative and Decentralized Wastewater Systems
Location: Underwood-Petersville Community Center
Florence, AL
Synopsis:

For Engineers, Designers, Regulators, and Operators who work with small community wastewater systems. Do you need solutions that fit the unique challenges of small communities when you design wastewater treatment systems? This course describes fundamental wastewater treatment processes and offers alternatives for small community collection, treatment, and dispersal.


Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

May 01 2014 - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Description: Alternative and Decentralized Wastewater Systems
Location: Hampton Inn Conference Center
Oxford, MS
Synopsis:

For Engineers, Designers, Regulators, and Operators who work with small community wastewater systems. Do you need solutions that fit the unique challenges of small communities when you design wastewater treatment systems? This course describes fundamental wastewater treatment processes and offers alternatives for small community collection, treatment, and dispersal. 


Fee: $0.00
Registration: Click here to register.

May 12 2014 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description: Wastewater Bootcamp
Location: Orenco Systems Inc.
Sutherlin, OR
Synopsis:

An intensive 2-day workshop that lays the groundwork for understanding what is required for effective wastewater treatment. Begins with the basics and quickly advances from there.

1.6 CEUs are available.
Fee: $200.00
Registration: Click here to register.

May 12 - 15 2014 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description: Boot Camp Week - Four Day Registration
Location: Orenco Systems Inc.
Sutherlin, OR
Synopsis:

By registering, and attending all four days you receive a $100.00 discount.  This is a package registration and includes the following trainings. Wastewater Boot Camp, May 12 & 13, 2014, Control Panels A to Z, May 14, 2014 and Pumps O&M Short Course May 15, 2014. For a detailed description, please see the individual listings. 

3.0 CEUs are available.
Fee: $300.00
Registration: Click here to register.

May 14 2014 - 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Description: Control Panels A to Z
Location: Orenco Systems Inc.
Sutherlin, OR
Synopsis:

An in-depth course that covers everything from selecting and installing a control panel to troubleshooting the panel once it is up and running. Includes hands-on practice and lots of time for questions

0.8 CEUs are available.
Fee: $100.00
Registration: Click here to register.

May 15 2014 - 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Description: Pumps O&M Short Course
Location: Orenco Systems Inc.
Sutherlin, OR
Synopsis:

A crash course on the operation of centrifugal effluent pumps, both single and multi-stage. Includes history of pumps, the mechanics of how they work, and how to evaluate and select the proper pump for your application. Also includes do's and don'ts for increasing the life of a pump, plus tips for troubleshooting and maintenance.

0.6 CEUs are available.
Fee: $100.00
Registration: Click here to register.

If you have any questions or would like to request training in your area, please e-mail us, or call Michelle Reber at (800) 718-4023.