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Academy: Required Courses

 

The Academy for Water Professional Development is a initiative of the Association to fill an industry training gap and advance the careers of participants. The program includes multi-year technical and soft-skill training courses, which have been developed based on input from industry leaders across North Carolina.

 


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Below is a list of courses required per ladder and level. Detailed descriptions and continuing education credit for each course are located in the course catalog.

 

LADDER: Distribution and Collection Systems

  

LEVEL: Apprentice

  • Basic Utility Safety and Field Operations Safety Awareness
  • Foundations of Leadership: Customer Service
  • Foundations of Leadership: Effective Self-Management
  • NIMS ICS Tabletop Exercise
  • Support Systems Awareness for Collections and Distributions Operations
  • Utilities Construction Skills - Level 1

LEVEL: Journeyman 1

  • Work Zone Traffic Control for Supervisors
  • Supervision and Leadership Skills
  • Conflict Management Skills – Verbal Judo
  • Customer Service 2
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Utilities Construction Skills – Level 2
  • Electives (2) – Microsoft Office 101, Public Speaking, NIMS ICS 100, MIMS ICS 700

LEVEL: Journeyman 2

  • OSHA 10 Hour Class
  • Construction Inspection Processes
  • Supervision Leadership 2
  • Business Writing
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Public Speaking 2
  • CMMS Systems
  • Trenching and Shoring Competent Person
  • ISO 14001 and EMS Systems Awareness
  • Electives (2) – Pipe Condition Assessment (Awareness), CMMS Systems, Principals of Asset Mgmt.

LEVEL: Master

  • Writing and Maintaining Safety Policies and SOPs
  • NC Purchasing Laws
  • Leadership Level 3
  • NIMS IMS 800
  • Public Speaking 3
  • Senior Completion Project
  • CMMS Systems
  • Electives (2) – Governmental Budgeting Processes, ISO 14001 EMS Systems, Planner Schedule Skills
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