Designed for new and soon-to-be groundwater professionals wishing to bridge the gap between scientific theory/academia and critical real-world field experience and daily operations, this aggressive three-day short course will aid you in developing skills necessary to perform quality work.
The curriculum focuses on wells for environmental applications and water supply projects. Although emphasis is placed on new well construction, some time will be devoted to existing wells.
Classroom presentations will prepare you for the field demonstrations and activities. You will receive a notebook, a copy of Groundwater & Wells, third edition, and a soil classification gauge. You should anticipate daily homework assignments.
By attending this course, you will learn how to:
Featured demonstrations include:
Hands-on activities include:
This course is designed to aid new and soon-to-be groundwater professionals wishing to bridge the gap between scientific theory/academia and real-world field skills/experience.
This course is worth 2.15 CEUs.
Click here to register through NGWA for this short course and earn CEUs.
College credit: Academic credit for this short course is available through California State University, Fullerton, a fully accredited university. If you wish to earn academic credit, you can enroll for this course through the university as a transcripted student. Academic credits are applicable toward undergraduate or graduate degree programs in participating institutions of higher learning. (Please check with your institution for transfer requirements and eligibility.) You will need to pay an additional fee and will be required to complete additional work to obtain one (1) unit of academic credit.
To register for academic credit:
Have questions? Please call CSUF's services representatives at 657 278.2661.
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:00 a.m. Welcome and orientation, explanation of format, and introduction of participants
8:30 a.m. Safe practice/PPE
9:30 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. Hydrogeology — review of concepts to be successful in the field
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Drilling methods
2:15 p.m.& Overview of wells — types
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Well design concepts
4:30 p.m. Review
4:45 p.m. Course adjourns for the day
8:00 a.m. Field activities
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. Aquifer tests
1:30 p.m.& Design processes
2:30 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Larger production well installation
3:45 p.m. Plumbness and alignment
4:15 p.m. Review
4:30 p.m. Course adjourns for the day
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Well evaluation — identifying change in well performance/efficiency over time
1:45 p.m. Rehabilitation
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Field exercise
4:00 p.m. Test
4:30 p.m. Concluding remarks/awarding of certificates
4:45 p.m. Course adjourns
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Nonmember — $1,199
Bunker Hills Activity Center — Bunker Hills Regional Park
550 Bunker Lake Blvd. NW
Andover, Minnesota 55304
Please note: You are responsible for your meals, lodging, and transportation. Classroom sessions, hands-on activities, and demonstrations will all be conducted within or adjacent to the park. You should wear comfortable, practical clothing and footwear for the entire event. Field components are scheduled daily; however, inclement weather may necessitate some schedule changes.
Area accommodations include, but are not limited to:
AmericInn of Coon Rapids, Minnesota
3430 Northdale Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55448
Reservations 800 634.3444
Front desk 763 323.0010
Best Western Plus Coon Rapids North Metro Hotel
3420 Northdale Blvd. NW
800 551.7379 (614 898.7791 outside the United States)
8 a.m.-5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
fax 614 898.7786
PO Box 715435
Columbus, OH 43271-5435
National Ground Water Association
601 Dempsey Rd.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614 898.7791 outside the US)
fax 614 898.7786