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Course Name: Math Refresher for Water and Wastewater Operations
Course Code: EO0106WA23
Date: April 6, 2023
Time: 8:30 am – 3:45 pm EDT (Check-in time: 8:00 am EDT)
Format: Live, instructor-led online course
Registration Fee: $265 per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $230 per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
NJLWO Discount Fee: $132.50 per person (available for T, W, and VSWS license holders only)
Registration Closes: April 3, 2023 at 3:00 pm EDT
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Checks and money orders should be mailed to: Office of Continuing Professional Education, Attn: Registration Dept., 102 Ryders Ln, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8519
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Operations personnel face math problems on the job every day. This training course is designed to build confidence in the understanding of basic mathematics and problem solving for water and wastewater operators. In a relaxed setting, students are encouraged to draw on workplace experience and common sense to improve their basic math skills and to learn to solve math-related problems that occur daily in the workplace.
Students will learn how to use formulas and will complete practice problems in the following areas:
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Area/Volume Calculations
- Metric Conversions
- Weight/Volume Relationships
- Velocity & Flow Rate Calculations/Conversions
Who Should Attend?
This class has been developed to strengthen the math skills of professionals working in the fields of drinking water and wastewater treatment. Past participants have included:
- Environmental Managers
- Operations Supervisors
- Pump Station Supervisors
- Sewer Equipment Operators
- System Maintenance Foremen
- Wastewater and Drinking Water Operators
Meet Your Instructors
Joseph F. Bonaccorso
Joseph Bonaccorso, formerly the Superintendent of the Joint Meeting of Essex and Union Counties, 85 million gallon per day Wastewater Treatment and Collection Facilities in Elizabeth, NJ, is a licensed operator holding top level New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) licenses in Wastewater Collection System Operation, Wastewater Treatment Operation, and Industrial Wastewater Treatment Operation, with over 30 years operating experience. He has taught Water and Wastewater Treatment classes for the certification of operators since 1984, holds certification in Adult Continuing and Vocational Education from the State of New Jersey Department of Education, and is an approved NJDEP course instructor.
William Mitchell, Jr.
William Mitchell, Jr.’s professional experience includes 32+ years of experience with Trenton Water Works and 2+ years at CME Associates. He holds the following licenses: NJDEP T4 license for water treatment, NJDEP W-4 license for water distribution, and PA A-1 license for water treatment. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology from the College of New Jersey and a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University.
“Excellent refresher, especially if preparing for a licensing exam.”
– Past Participant
“Every topic was very useful.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] How to break down math problems for easier solutions.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The Math Refresher for Water and Wastewater Operations course is approved for 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations.
NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 6 Technical Contact Hours
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-010104-30)
PA Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 Recert Hours
Course Requirements and Policies
This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom.
Equipment you will need to access this training:
- Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class.
- Speakers and microphone are not necessary as a call-in option is available.
Once you register with OCPE, you will receive an email from “Rutgers University Canvas” saying, “Click here to finish the registration process,” to create your new account in the Canvas Virtual Platform. If you do not see this message in your inbox, please check your junk/spam folder. The course shell will not open until a week before the start date of class. You will receive an email from Claudine Oleskin with directions and more details for the class.
A unique email address is required for each registrant to register and access our courses.
- If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with co-workers.
- If you have previously taken classes with us and have used an email address that you share with your co-workers or supervisor, your account must be updated with a unique email address. To do this, please send an email to us at email@example.com stating that your email address needs to be changed and include:
- Your full name
- The shared email address that needs to be changed
- Your unique email address
- A phone number where you can be reached if we have any questions
Photo ID Requirement
Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.
- You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
- The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
- After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.
Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Attention U.S. Veterans
This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. Learn more.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Math Refresher for Water and Wastewater Operations, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.