Soils and Onsite Wastewater Continuing Education Workshops

COVID-19 UPDATE:

We continue to work with local and state health officials, as well as NC State and NC A&T State Universities, to monitor the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. Please know that training schedule changes are intended to protect the health and safety of our community while striving to provide the resources and services you need. We will continue to closely monitor the situation and act consistently with local, state and national recommendations.

To register, find the date you need, and click on the course title.

Introduction

Contact:

Joni Tanner
919-513-1678

Kathryn Luxford
919-515-7154

soils_training@ncsu.edu

The Department of Crop and Soil Sciences offers continuing education workshops across the state of North Carolina each year.  Workshops are designed as 3-hour and 6-hour events to serve the professional needs of wastewater and soils professionals.
Training For:
Septic System Installers and Inspectors
Environmental Health Specialists
Wastewater Operators
Soil Scientists
Professional Engineers
2021 Training Schedule
Raleigh: May
Fletcher: February
Online: February, March
Other Locations: TBD

Traditional
In-Person Workshops

  • Septic Installers/Inspectors**
  • Wastewater Operators
  • Env Health Specialists
  • Soil Scientists
  • Professional Engineers

**Septic Installers/Inspectors must take in-person workshops. The NCOWCICB does not approve online workshops.

General Interest
Online Webinars
 

  • Wastewater Operators
  • Env Health Specialists
  • Soil Scientists
  • Professional Engineers

**Not approved for Septic Installers and Inspectors. The NCOWCICB does not approve online workshops.

Specialized Skill
Online Webinars
 

  • Env Health Specialists
  • Soil Scientists
  • Professional Engineers

**Not approved for Septic Installers and and Inspectors. The NCOWCICB does not approve online workshops.
**Not approved for Wastewater Operators. This subject matter is not applicable to Operators and has not been approved by WPCSOCC.

Registration Information

3-hour and 6-hour Workshops
Workshops designed for 6 hours will not be split to accommodate only 3 hours of training. If you need only 3 hours, please register for a 3-hour workshop.

 

Payment Instructions

Payment may be made by check or credit card.

Please make sure your payment is received prior to your scheduled class date. For special invoicing and payment needs, please contact us at <soils_training@ncsu.edu>

 

OPTION 1: Credit Card
To pay for a class online with a credit card, please click on the course name at left, and then click “Add to Cart.” Follow the screen instructions through registration and payment.

 

OPTION 2: Check
Make your check payable to: NCSU.
Please include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and the course you want to attend.

 

Mail to:
NC State University – Crop & Soil Science
Attn: Kathryn Luxford
4000 Chi Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Fletcher, NC
Western NC Ag Center
Design 220: Pump System Design
Cancelled due to COVID-19
Feb 19, 2021
6 hours
9:00am-4:30pm
$200
WPCSOCC CE07140013

Raleigh, NC
McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman St

Raleigh, NC
NOTE:  Class will move to the Lake Wheeler Rd Field Lab after lunch, approximately 4 miles from McKimmon Center.  Transportation is on your own, and maps will be provided.

May 24, 2021
6 hours
9:00am-4:30pm
$200
WPCSOCC CE07140013

 

May 27, 2021
6 hours
9:00am-4:30pm
$200
WPCSOCC CE05271504

 

Impact of Sea Level Rise on Septic Systems in Coastal Communities
Live Webinar via Zoom
Feb 10, 2021
3 hours
9:00am-12:00pm
$100
WPCSOCC CE01052105

It is estimated that the Atlantic sea level is rising one eighth of an inch per year which may result in a 6-inch rise over the next twenty years. Associated increases in storm frequency, duration, storm surges, and high tides are expected to severely impact the economy of many coastal communities. There is growing concern over the infrastructure in the region including the efficacy of onsite wastewater systems. Sea level rise will cause a concurrent rise in regional and local groundwater tables, thus reducing the treatment and disposal capacity of septic systems. Get a brief primer on sea level rise and learn about current research being done in this topic of emerging concern.

 

Soil Mapping Primer
Live Webinar via Zoom
Mar 10, 2021
3 hours
9:00am-12:00pm
$100Making a soil map is an essential work product for a variety of applications. It provides a base layer of general information that can be used for land use planning. The utility of the map depends on the scale of intended use and the accuracy of the delineations. Soil mapping is a valuable skill for members of any environmental or forestry consulting firm to possess. Learn about what it takes to create a viable soil map for your specific use including concepts of map scale, topography, and number of borings that respect your area of interest. Begin to recognize landscape, soil, and vegetative clues to make a better soil map. Understand the need to communicate the results of a soil map to your clients.