Storm Sewer Design Course

This intensive course introduces you to the fundamental design principles used to estimate stormwater runoff and the principles used to design storm water systems.

Course Content

  • Hydrology
  • Hydraulics
  • Storm Sewer Design Worksheet
  • Sewer layout and standards
  • Structural design of rigid conduits
  • Structural design of flexible conduits
  • Design of culverts
  • Selection of corrugated steel culverts

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those who have been engaged in the technical aspect of stormwater management, for example engineers, civil or environmental technologists, draft persons, development design technologists, water resource and development engineers.

What to Expect

During this course, you can expect to be actively engaged in the learning of the stormwater design process by completing exercises and demonstrating knowledge by executing advanced formulae in Excel.

NOTE: Each student must bring their own laptop with licensed version of Microsoft Excel 2007 or Excel Office 365 installed. Students should also bring a metric engineering scale, pens, and mechanical pencils (and computer reading glasses if required)

You should have good comprehension of math and be familiar with the use and manipulation of advanced algebraic formulas and the use of Microsoft Excel software, as the course involves the use of these formulae and Excel worksheets to solve storm sewer design and related problems.

Any pre-reading on the use of Rational Method of sewer design, Manning’s and Continuity equations would be beneficial. Students should be able to create, format and use simple spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel. Familiarity with various pipe materials used and installation of municipal services would be an asset.

Evaluation Process
Evaluation is completed in two parts.

In-class final closed book exam.  Passing Grade:  60%.

Final assignment.  The final assignment can be completed in class or can be taken home the weekend immediately following the course to complete.  This assignment will be due by the Monday immediately following the course.  This assignment will be graded as either successful or unsuccessful.

This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as a “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • This course may be used for technical specialist, technician, and technologist programs. Point Value = 7
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3.5 Continuing Education Units to this course.
  • This course meets the Ministry of the Environment’s criteria for Continuing Education training for wastewater operators under O.Reg. 129/04 and has been assigned 3.5 Continuing Education Units.

Register Online or send to or fax to 289-291-6477.

T.J. Mahony Road School – Maintenance Section

Provide participants with a basic foundation prior to attending any of the C.S. Anderson Road School courses. The T.J. Mahony Road School is a two-year course comprised of two separate semesters. Road construction and road maintenance are offered in alternate years.

Course Content

  • Minimum Maintenance Standards
  • Road maintenance and drainage legislation
  • Drainage structures maintenance
  • Road surface maintenance
  • Road markings
  • Legal demo
  • Roadside maintenance
  • Signs, signals and devices
  • Winter maintenance
  • Legal issues

Who Should Attend
Public works employees involved in road construction and/or maintenance.

A grade of 65% is required on each of the two Mahony sections to successfully complete the course.

This course is recognized by:

  • The T.J. Mahony completion certificate is one of the options for the AORS Certified Road Supervisors Certification program, contact AORS for additional details.
    Must take both construction and maintenance to obtain 10 points credit in the technical specialist exam program.
  • These courses may be used for the technical specialist program if you complete the construction course and the maintenance course. Point Value:  10
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.


Supervision Skills for Public Works

Course Objectives

You will develop skills vital to effective job performance as supervisors in a public works context, with a focus on soft skills.

Course Content

  • Moving from Worker to Supervisor
  • Dealing with Change
  • Situational Leadership
  • Delegation
  • Dealing with Workplace Conflict
  • Motivating
  • Mentoring
  • Ethics
  • Conducting Challenging Conversations
  • Introduction to Employment Legislation
  • Documentation
  • Risk Management
  • Time Management

Who Should Attend

Municipal staff who are new to supervising others or experienced supervisors who wish to hone their skills.


This course is recognized by:

  • This course may be used as credit in all exam programs including technical specialist, technician and technologist programs. Please contact OACETT to make sure that this course satisfies your particular examination program for certification. Point Value = 7
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2.6 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Materials Provided

Course notes

Ken Blanchard’s Situational Leadership style self-assessment questionnaire