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Ontario Well Technician Training

Ontario Well Technician training courses at Fleming College fall under two categories: courses to obtain your license and courses to maintain your license.

Obtaining a Well Technician License - Required Training

To obtain Class 1,2,3 or 4, Ontario Well Technician license applicants must successfully complete a course of study of at least 30 hours approved by the Ministry of the Environment. Fleming offers the approved course "Well Constructed"

To obtain Class 5, Ontario Well Technician license applicants must successfully complete a course of study of at least 15 hours approved by the Ministry of the Environment. Fleming offers the approved course "Groundwater Monitoring Applications."

For further information about obtaining a well technician license, see the following resources:

Courses for License Renewal - Continuing Education Hours

Once a license has been obtained, a minimum of 21 hours of continuing education in approved courses must be taken every three years for renewal of a well technician license that is identified as Class 1 to Class 4. A minimum of 14 hours of continuing education in approved courses must be taken every 3 years for renewal of a well technician license that is identified as a Class 5.

Fleming offers a variety of 7-hour face-to-face and online courses that have been approved by the Ministry of the Environment.

Some courses require additional textbooks and/or materials. Please visit your campus store in-person or online: Peterborough Campus Store or Lindsay Campus Store.


Courses in Ontario Well Technician Training

Details and registration below

Courses Required to Obtain a Well Technician License

Well Constructed - for Ontario Class 1-4 Well Technicians (NATR018)

Study the details of well construction with specific emphasis on Reg. 903, geology, well siting, drilling systems, well construction, well installation, annular space and sealing, pump installations, test pumping the well, disinfecting, well records, GPS, safety, hydrogeology, well abandonment and flowing wells.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Groundwater Monitoring Applications (NATR064)

This 30-hour course covers groundwater monitoring applications, including water level measurement, water quality sampling and non-powered construction, methodology, equipment, quality assurance, quality control and best management practices. The course includes lab and field practice. The course is MOECC Director approved O. Reg.903., and the successful completion of this course is one of the requirements for an Ontario Class 5 Well Technician License. MOECC Approved Drinking Water Operator O.Reg 128/04 2.8 CEUs (ID 11716).

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (8:30am - 4:30pm)

Courses Required to Maintain a Well Technician License

Safety (for Well Construction) (CNST096)

Become familiar with the Regulations and Best Management Practices related to the safety precautions necessary to avoid accidents during all phases of the construction of a well. Through discussions, videos, equipment samples, and case studies we will examine protective equipment, precautions for excavations, off-road movement, dealing with utilities, load security and WHMIS standards. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Subsurface Connections (CNST108)

This course covers subsurface connections through the selection of equipment, techniques and best management practices. Discussions, equipment samples and case studies apply directly to on-the-job situations. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs MOECC Approved Drinking Water Operator O.Reg. 128/04 0.7 CEUs (ID:9175)

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Monitoring Wells - Construction & Abandonment (CNST109)

Explore the best management practices for the construction and abandonment of monitoring wells in a variety of situations. Discussions and case studies apply directly to on-the-job situations. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Disinfection: Lessons from Water Supply Wells Req. & Best Mgt Practices (CNST148)

Explore the relevant chapters of Water Supply Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices. We will cover the importance of disinfecting pumping equipment and wells during initial construction, alterations and maintenance activities. Learn the process required to comply with the Wells Regulation. Information on proper sampling and testing of water, safety issues and hazards will also be provided. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs MOECC Approved Drinking Water Operator O.Reg. 128/04 0.7 CEUs (ID:9354)

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Annular Space and Sealing - from Water Supply Wells Req & Best Mgmt Pract. (CNST149)

Explore the relevant chapters of Water Supply Wells: Requirements and Best Management Practices. We will cover the process involved in sealing the well casing into the hole to ensure that there is no movement of water or other materials along the annular space as required by the Wells Regulation. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs MOECC Approved Drinking Water Operator O.Reg. 128/04 0.7 CEUs (ID:9173)

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Pump Sizing (MECH147)

Gain the skills to select the most practical and efficient pump size to provide a volume of water required at a reasonable pressure to meet the needs of the well's use. We will explore the well diameter size, drawdown, pumping level, suction head, service pressure, friction loss, total dynamic head, and electrical power sources. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs MOECC Approved Drinking Water Operator O.Reg. 128/04 0.7 CEUs (ID:9355)

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Flowing Wells (NATR050)

This course describes flowing wells and how to predict the likelihood of encountering a flowing well. It also discusses how to handle flowing wells during the construction process, taking the local geological conditions into consideration. Discussions, video, equipment samples and case studies are used to emphasize learning for application on the job. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs MOECC Approved Drinking Water Operator O.Reg. 128/04 0.7 CEUs (ID:9174)

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Customer Service and Communications for the Well Construction Industry (NATR095)

Learn to provide excellent customer service and communicate effectively with other team members. Explore how to demonstrate professionalism, positive work ethics, good communication skills, accurate documentation, and manage customer relationships. Whether the "customer" is your client, supervisor, co-worker, or government and regulatory representative, your good customer service and communication skills result in profitable business results, improved safety on the jobsite, increased regulatory compliance and environmental stewardship. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Welding Fundamentals for Well Technicians (MECH296)

This course is designed to introduce well technicians to welding safety procedures and welding techniques that are required to produce a water tight seal (as required by Wells Regulation). The major topics discussed in this course include welding safety, upgrading well pits, techniques to produce a water-tight seal, and the identification of a good weld. MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Down the Hole Hammer Drilling Fundamentals (NATR125)

This course is designed for drillers to identify and recognize all critical factors for efficient Down the Hole Hammer Drilling, including hammer characteristics, sizing and applications with emphasis on impact to borehole geology and compliance with MOECC Approved Well Technician O.Reg. 903 7 CECs.

There are no scheduled classes at this time, please call the Continuing Education office for future dates at 705 749-5530 ext. 1502.

Understanding Hydrogeology (NATR126)

An understanding of the principles of hydrogeology and how they affect the movement of groundwater and the transport of contaminants is necessary before planning the drilling and installation of a well project.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.


A "welcome letter" will be sent to you within 3 to 5 days, after registration, that will provide you with the information on how to start your course.

Well Logging and Testing Fundamentals (GEOL069)

Participants will explore geology and hydrogeology from the technician's perspective with a focus on both the unconsolidated and bedrock formations in Ontario. Participants will then investigate how each of the drilling and cutting actions and flushing media changes the sample of the geologic media encountered from its natural, or undisturbed state, to what is seen at the surface in order to consistently identify and log geologic materials on the Well Record, using the 'Guide for Using the Hydrogeologic Classification System for Logging Water Well Boreholes' by Thomas M. Hanna RPG. Participants are asked to bring a sample of cuttings from their region to be discussed and assessed in class. Students will also review the well testing / pumping test procedure in order to rate the capacity of the well and document this on the Well Record. Pending Director Approval.

The start and end dates shown represent the academic semester. You can take the online course at any point within the semester and will have 90 days for completion.

Instructor:
  • Peter Gray

Thursday (8:30am - 4:30pm)


Training Facility: 520 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, Ontario

Instructor:
  • Peter Gray

Wednesday (8:30am - 4:30pm)

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