Bridge and Structure Inspection – Online (Semester 1)

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Course Completion Deadline

This is a Semester 1 course, it must be completed by April 30th, 2024. Failure to complete the course by this date will result in the loss of all course progress and may be subject to additional re-registration fees.

Course Schedule

This is a self-paced online course. Participants will work through each module individually at their own speed. You will have access to the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can learn when and where you want.

The course, activities, and tests take approx. 30 hrs to complete. You will have access to the course until the end of April.

Lesson content is presented as text and videos. There are also interactive activities. There is no interaction with a live instructor. You can contact the instructors by email if you have any questions.

Particpants will receive an enrollment email within 48 hrs of registering. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it. If this is your first online course with good roads, you will also get a new user email. Please use the link in the new user email to set your password.

Note: Online courses take place on our education website not our main website. The websites do not share the same usernames and passwords.

Course Description

Using the concepts, procedures, and methods identified in the Ontario Structure Inspection Manual (OSIM) you will:
• Identify the type and severity of material defects,
• Assess and rate the condition of a variety of bridge elements, and
• Report your findings using the OSIM forms.

Course Content

• Types of Bridges
• Bridge Elements
• Materials focusing on concrete, steel, and asphalt.
• Material defects
• Procedures for conducting and documenting a detailed visual inspection using OSIM, including identification of material defects, material condition, defect severity levels, and performance deficiencies.
• Inspection Safety

Who Should Attend?

Government employees, consultants, and contractors involved in the detailed visual inspections of bridges, or individuals who need to gain an understanding of OSIM reports.

Recommendations

A basic understanding of bridge types and bridge elements.

Evaluation Process

Pre-course evaluation, case studies, activities, and open-book knowledge evaluation.

Effective Management – Online (Semester 1)

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Course Completion Deadline

This is a Semester 1 course, it must be completed by April 30th, 2024. Failure to complete the course by this date will result in the loss of all course progress and may be subject to additional re-registration fees.

Course Schedule

This is a self-paced online course. Participants will work through each module individually at their own speed. You will have access to the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can learn when and where you want.

The course, activities, and tests take approx. 20 hrs to complete. You will have access to the course until the end of April.

Lesson content is presented as text and videos. There are also interactive activities. There is no interaction with a live instructor. You can contact the instructors by email if you have any questions.

Particpants will receive an enrollment email within 48 hrs of registering. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it. If this is your first online course with good roads, you will also get a new user email. Please use the link in the new user email to set your password.

Note: Online courses take place on our education website not our main website. The websites do not share the same usernames and passwords.

Course Description

This course was designed to prepare you for a role in management and will look at many aspects of being a manager. Our hope is that this material will provide you with a foundation to build on as you proceed in your career in management.

Course Content

  • Fundamentals of Management
  • Effective Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Managing the Intergenerational Workforce
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational Structure & Culture
  • Conflict Management
  • Work and Personal Life Balance
  • Working in Teams

Who Should Attend?

Municipal supervisors and managers, and future supervisors.

Evaluation Process

There are 9 modules in this course. You will have an assessment after module 3, 6, and 9. Each assessment is worth 33% of the final grade. A final grade of 65% or higher is required to pass this course.

Accreditation

This course is recognized by:

  • This course or Managing Human Resources is a mandatory requirement for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisors – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • This course may be used for the technical specialist program only. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 2 Continuing Education Units to this course.

 

Signs & Lines – Online (Semester 1)

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Course Completion Deadline

This is a Semester 1 course, it must be completed by April 30th, 2024. Failure to complete the course by this date will result in the loss of all course progress and may be subject to additional re-registration fees.

Course Schedule

This is a self-paced online course. Participants will work through each module individually at their own speed. You will have access to the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can learn when and where you want.

The course, activities, and tests take approx. 20 hrs to complete. You will have access to the course until the end of April.

Lesson content is presented as text and videos. There are also interactive activities. There is no interaction with a live instructor. You can contact the instructors by email if you have any questions.

Participants will receive an enrollment email within 48 hrs of registering. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it. If this is your first online course with good roads, you will also get a new user email. Please use the link in the new user email to set your password.

Note: Online courses take place on our education website not our main website. The websites do not share the same usernames and passwords.

Course Description

Offers practical experience in using Ontario Traffic Manuals 5, 6 & 11. You will learn, through participation in group activities how signs and lines assist drivers as they travel from their point of origin to their destination. You will return to your municipality with an understanding of how these manuals work together plus a list of best practices to help minimize risk and defend the municipality in an insurance claim.

Course Content

  • Principles of Positive Guidance
  • Influencing driver safety
  • Sign manufacturing & Three Speed Triangle
  • Best practices for ordering road signs
  • MMS Requirements for Signs
  • Retroreflectivity & Reflective Sheeting
  • Sign Management Program
  • Regulatory Signs (OTM 5)
  • Warning Signs (OTM 6)
  • Pavement, Hazard and Delineation Markings (OTM 11)
  • Collision investigations

Who Should Attend?

Decision makers and individuals responsible for the selection and placement of regulatory signs, warning signs, and the pavement, hazard and delineation markings.

 

Signs & Lines – Online (Semester 2)

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Course Schedule

This is a self-paced online course. Participants will work through each module individually at their own speed. You will have access to the course 24 hours a day 7 days a week so you can learn when and where you want.

The course, activities, and tests take approx. 20 hrs to complete. You will have access to the course until the end of April.

Lesson content is presented as text and videos. There are also interactive activities. There is no interaction with a live instructor. You can contact the instructors by email if you have any questions.

Participants will receive an enrollment email within 48 hrs of registering. Please check your junk mail if you do not see it. If this is your first online course with good roads, you will also get a new user email. Please use the link in the new user email to set your password.

Note: Online courses take place on our education website not our main website. The websites do not share the same usernames and passwords.

Course Description

Offers practical experience in using Ontario Traffic Manuals 5, 6 & 11. You will learn, through participation in group activities how signs and lines assist drivers as they travel from their point of origin to their destination. You will return to your municipality with an understanding of how these manuals work together plus a list of best practices to help minimize risk and defend the municipality in an insurance claim.

Course Content

  • Principles of Positive Guidance
  • Influencing driver safety
  • Sign manufacturing & Three Speed Triangle
  • Best practices for ordering road signs
  • MMS Requirements for Signs
  • Retroreflectivity & Reflective Sheeting
  • Sign Management Program
  • Regulatory Signs (OTM 5)
  • Warning Signs (OTM 6)
  • Pavement, Hazard and Delineation Markings (OTM 11)
  • Collision investigations

Who Should Attend?

Decision makers and individuals responsible for the selection and placement of regulatory signs, warning signs, and the pavement, hazard and delineation markings.

 

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)

Prerequisites
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.

Recommendations
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.

Accreditation
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 register@ogra.org 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.

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

Accreditation
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.

 

General Inspection Course TM32

Introduces the basic practices related to the municipal inspection of sewer, watermain and road construction projects. The focus of this course is municipal projects, MTO projects/procedures are not covered.

Course Content

  • Contract documents
  • Plan reading
  • Role of the inspector
  • Sewer and watermain construction
  • Record keeping
  • Safety
  • Construction/field calculations
  • Traffic control
  • Concrete and asphalt
  • Soils
  • Construction and the environment
  • Field trip

Who Should Attend
Inspectors with a significant portion of their job duties related to the inspection of sewer and watermain installation and road construction.

Recommendations

Recommended introductory course for Scott McKay Bituminous Technology, Scott McKay Concrete Technology, and Sewer & Watermain Construction Inspection.

Evaluation Process
Passing Grade:  60%. Comprehensive final examination. Some evenning work may be required to complete assignments.

Accreditation
This course is recognized by:

  • This course qualifies as “specialized course” for the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) Certified Road Supervisor – Intermediate level (CRS-I) certification program.
  • OACETT – This course may be used for technical specialist and technician programs. Point Value = 5
  • The Engineering Institute of Canada awards 3 Continuing Education Units to this course.

Register online or send to register@goodroads.ca or fax to 289-291-6477.