Virginia Tech in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health is pleased to offer a short course dedicated to the financial side of maintaining waterworks. In the present economic climate, it is critical that waterworks personnel understand and implement a business plan that allows for an analysis of needs, budget development, and capital improvements. As a part of the planning process, one needs to consider the appropriate rate structure for a community, potential sources of grants or low interest loans, and communication with decision makers and the public. All of these subjects will be covered through lecture, class discussions, and hands-on computer activities. The training manual you will use was specifically designed for this course.
Continuing Education Units
You will receive a certificate awarding 2.8 Continuing Education Units for successful completion of the short course.
Location and Lodging
The short course will be held at the Virginia Tech Richmond Center located at 2810 North Parham Road, Suite 300, Richmond, Virginia. For non-commuters, lodging arrangements will be made for you at the Westin Richmond West at 6631 West Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia.
VDH Scholarships and Program Costs
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has made available scholarships that largely underwrite the cost of 25 students attending this short course. Otherwise, the cost to each participant would be approximately $1,500. The scholarships may be awarded to financial people or operators at plants of any size. The program was designed for people who work at small to medium sized facilities, but those associated with large plants are also welcome to register.
Given the VDH grant funds, we are able to charge only $135 for participants who wish to stay at the Sheraton and $80 for those who will commute to the short course. (Register)
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Continuing and Professional Education
For More Information:
For further information about program content, please contact Dr. Gregory Boardman, phone (540) 231-1376, fax (540) 231-7916, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about application procedures and registration costs, Colleen Bartos, phone (540) 231-7832, fax (540) 231-9886, or e-mail email@example.com