Digging Deeper

Soils Training for Soil Professionals

Contact:

Kathryn Luxford
919-515-7154

Joni Tanner
919-513-1678

soils_training@ncsu.edu

In response to client requests, the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences is periodically offering soils and onsite wastewater workshops designed especially for those who already have a strong understanding of soil genesis, mineralogy, physical properties, and implications for land use.

Audience

  • Environmental Health Specialists
  • Licensed Soil Scientists
  • Foresters
  • Professional Engineers

Webinars
(via Zoom)

In-Person Training

 Registration Information

Soils of the Outer Piedmont
November 16, 2021
9:00am-4:30pm
Erik Severson, PhD, NCSU
Alan Clapp, LSS
Scott Greene, LSS, NCDHHS
Phil Bradley, PG, NCGS
  • Geology of the Outer Piedmont
  • Soils of the Outer Piedmont
  • Issues Related to Onsite Systems
  • Saprolite vs Parent Material
  • Field Videos of Detailed Soil Descriptions: Cecil, Pacolet, Wedowee, Chewacla

6 hours
$200

 

Drip Dispersal Design for Small Proprietary Systems – Part A  (Webinar cancelled)
August 4, 2021
9:00am-12:00pm
Tom Ashton, LSS, American Mfg
Pam Pruett, Env Systems Cons
Meghan Andress, PreDoc Inc.
  • Review of Rules
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Field Application
  • Delineation and Absorption Area

3 hours
$100

 

Drip Dispersal Design for Small Proprietary Systems – Part B  (Webinar cancelled)
August 11, 2021
9:00am-12:00pm
Tom Ashton, LSS, American Mfg
Pam Pruett, Env Systems Cons
Meghan Andress, PreDoc Inc.
  • Elements of Hydraulic Design
  • Additional Considerations: Site preparation, redistribution, uneven zones, treed sites, & flow equalization

3 hours
$100

Tom Ashton, LSS, American Mfg
Pam Pruett, Env Systems Cons
Meghan Andress, PreDoc Inc.
  • Review of Rules
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Field Application
  • Delineation and Absorption Area
  • Elements of Hydraulic Design
  • Small Group Work: Design examples & problem scenarios
  • Additional Considerations: Site preparation, redistribution, uneven zones, treed sites, & flow equalization
  • Hands-on Field Demonstrations

6 hours
$200

NOTE:  This course content is similar to the webinars in the left column, but adds opportunities for small group work, design examples, problem scenarios, and hands-on demos.  Attend both the webinars and the in-person course for an intensive training experience to build your design skills.

Classroom:
Mtn Horticultural Crops Ext Center
455 Research Dr
Mills River, NC
To Register:
Click on the course title at left.

 

Professional Credit: 

  • Environmental Health Specialists (NCREHS).  These course agendas have been submitted for approval.
  • Licensed Soil Scientists (self-claim)
  • Professional Engineers and Surveyors (self-claim)
  • Foresters  – We can submit these courses for CFE credit upon request.  Contact us at soils_training@ncsu.edu.

NOTE: These courses will not be submitted for credit for septic installers, septic inspectors, or wastewater operators. For courses approved by NCOWCICB and WPCSOCC, please visit: go.ncsu.edu/wastewater-ce