Virginia Center for Onsite Wastewater Training

Southside Virginia Community College is the home of the Virginia Center for Onsite Wastewater Training (VCOWT).  We offer training for individuals interested in any aspect of individual and decentralized onsite wastewater training.  The long-term vision of training center is to provide training in all aspects of residential and small community water resource needs including water supply development, wastewater dispersal and reuse, rainwater reuse, and storm water management.

Today, students interested in becoming an Authorized Onsite Soil Evaluator (AOSE) and working either with the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) or in the private sector will find the “basic training modules” will prepare them for the AOSE exam.  Initial course offerings were oriented toward site evaluators and system designers.   The training center now offers a variety of environmental courses related to water, wastewater, soil, geology, and hydrology.  We are working with other partners including VDH, VOWRA, and the Consortium of Institutes, and others to significantly expand course offerings.  Classes in the installation, operation and maintenance, and engineering of onsite systems are either ready or will be offered shortly. 

All courses are offered for college credit and are recognized by the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulations as meeting their continuing professional education requirements. The class offerings are listed below:

 

 

 

  

ENV 195 Septic System:How it Works
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42399 P4 Online Special Session: classes run from 02/03/14 to 03/28/14. 2 NA NA NA NA J. Aulbach
ENV 195 Soil Science/Onsite Systems
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42392 P12 Online Special Session: classes run from 02/10/14 to 03/21/14. 1 NA NA NA NA S. Staff
ENV 195 DPOR Test Review
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42397 P2 Online Special Session: classes run from 01/13/14 to 04/25/14. 3 NA NA NA NA D. Alexander
ENV 195 DPOR Wastewater Test Review
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42400 P8 Online Special Session: classes run from 03/17/14 to 06/27/14. 3 NA NA NA NA D. Alexander
ENV 195 Pump Systems:Beyond the Basics
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42395 72 Pickett Special Session: classes run from 03/03/14 to 05/09/14. 2 M 08:00 AM 05:00 PM 0003-PPK J. Aulbach
ENV 242 Onsite Design Camp II
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42394 72 Pickett Special Session: classes run from 04/28/14 to 05/02/14. 3 MTWThF 08:00 AM 06:00 PM 0003-PPK D. Revis
ENV 244 Soils Exploration
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42393 72 Pickett Special Session: classes run from 04/07/14 to 04/11/14. 3 MTWThF 08:00 AM 06:00 PM 0003-PPK D. Revis
ENV 295 Nitrodgen Dynamics
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42402 P6 Online Special Session: classes run from 02/03/14 to 04/11/14. 2 NA NA NA NA D. Alexander
ENV 295 Repairs in Difficult Soils
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42401 P10 Online Special Session: classes run from 03/03/14 to 03/09/14. 2 NA NA NA NA D. Alexander
ENV 295 Water Movement in Soils
NBR SECT Location Session Credits Days Begin End Room Instructor
42404 76 Pickett Special Session: classes run from 04/08/14 to 04/09/14. 1 TW 08:00 AM 05:00 PM 0003-PPK S. Staff

If you have any comments or suggestions concerning our enrollment/registration process, please contact LaTonya Fowlkes at (434) 292-3101. Don Alexander can be contacted by E-Mail at don.alexander@southside.edu or (804) 356-3232 for specific questions regarding the class offerings.