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Primary Drainage Course

The Primary Drainage Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand common surveying terms, establish drainage slopes, grade changes and depths, and ensure installations comply with the ‘Drainage Guide for Ontario’. The course includes instruction and practice in surveying and in the principles that apply to the installation of drainage works as per Regulation 18 of the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act.

This 5-day course is one of the mandatory requirements for an operator to upgrade from a Class C to a Class B Machine Operator Licence.

Course Topics

  • roles, responsibilities, and requirements
  • measuring
  • design
  • installation

Fee

$325.00 (includes HST)

Fee covers the cost of the course and exam.

Lunches are provided.

What to Bring

  • suitable clothing for outside field work
  • calculator
  • tripods, levels, rods and laser equipment (primarily laser surveying rods) if possible

Examination

Exam will be written on the last day of the course.

Advanced Drainage Course

The Advanced Drainage Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to assess, plan and design agricultural sub-surface drainage works. Learners will gain an understanding of tile drainage design, so that design and installation will comply with the ‘Drainage Guide for Ontario’. The advanced course includes instruction and practice in the design of drainage works as per Regulation 18 of the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act.

This 9-day course is one of the mandatory requirements for an operator to upgrade from a Class "B" to a Class "A" Machine Operator Licence.

Course Topics

  • roles, responsibilities, and requirements
  • site assessment
  • preliminary design
  • legislation and the environment
  • drainage system design
  • construction and materials
  • existing systems
  • cost estimates and post construction records

Prerequisite

Successful completion of the Primary Drainage Course.

Fee

$375.00 (includes HST)

Fee covers the cost of the course and exam.

Lunches are provided.

What to Bring

  • calculator

Examination

Exam will be written on the last day of the course.

Accomodations

You are responsible for your own accommodations.

Register

Enrolment is limited so please register early to ensure your spot. Individuals who require the course to upgrade their operator licence will be given priority. Registrations from other individuals will be considered if space is available.

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Primary Drainage Course

Classroom Course

Jan 8, 2018 to Jan 12, 2018

12 Seats Open
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Advanced Drainage Course

Classroom Course

Feb 5, 2018 to Feb 15, 2018

22 Seats Open
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Reviewed 09/14/2017

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