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Primary Drainage Course

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

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 blended learning program 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.

Blended Learning Program

The Primary Drainage Course is offered as a 4-day blended learning program that includes a classroom and online component.

  • Primary Drainage Course: An Introduction elearning module (2 hours)
    • Provides and overview of the basic concepts and terminology you will need for the classroom training.
  • Primary Drainage Course classroom training & exam (4 Days)

You will receive instructions on how to access the elearning module by email after registration has closed.  

Session 1: January 24 - 27, 2022
Registration closes: January 7, 2022

Location: Marden Community Centre (North of Guelph),
7368 Wellington Road 30
Start time: 9:00am on the first day, 8:30am on all other days
*Effective Sept. 22, 2021 ANYONE attending Marden Community Centre will have to show Proof of Vaccination.

Session 2: February 14 - 17, 2022
Registration closes: January 7, 2022

Location: Marden Community Centre (North of Guelph),
7368 Wellington Road 30
Start time: 9:00am on the first day, 8:30am on all other days
*Effective Sept. 22, 2021 ANYONE attending Marden Community Centre will have to show Proof of Vaccination.

Course Topics

  • Roles, responsibilities, and requirements
  • Measuring
  • Design
  • Installation

 Certificate of Completion

  A Certificate of Completion is granted to particpants that:

  1. Complete the Primary Drainage: An Introduction eLearning course prior to attending the in-class training.
  2. Attend the in-class training.
  3. Pass the exam with a score of 75% or higher. The exam will be written on the last day of the course. 

Fee

$ 452.00 (includes HST)

Fee covers the cost of the course and exam. Lunch is provided.

What to Bring

  • suitable clothing for outside fieldwork
  • 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.

Accommodations

You are responsible for your own accommodations.

Register

Priority will be given to individuals who require an operator licence under the Agricultural Tile Drainage Installation Act. Organizations are also being asked to limit registration to one individual.  Multiple registrations from an organization, out-of-province participants, or for those who do not require an operator licence, will be added to a waiting list and considered if there is space available.

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Available Dates

Date & Time

Type

Location

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January 24, 2022
January 27, 2022 (4 Days)

Course and Exam

Guelph

21 Seats Open 1 Waiting
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February 14, 2022
February 17, 2022 (4 Days)

Course and Exam

Guelph

24 Seats Open
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Reviewed 10/28/2021