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The Virginia Tech Sustainable Water Infrastructure Management (SWIM) Center - Education & Outreach Program
Certificates - Courses

SWIMeD Certificate Courses

  • Fundamental Topics for Asset Management
    2.4 CEUs/24PDHs
    In many communities, assets are increasingly stressed from over-use, under-funding, and aging. Public sector managers have been managing assets for decades. However, it is becoming clear that what we have been doing in the past will not be sufficient to address the growing and increasingly complex challenges that lie ahead. This course provides an understanding of the existing frameworks available for establishing an asset management program and creates a foundation for successive modules to follow. - View additional details.
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     Required Course for the Essentials of Asset Management Certificate

  • Advanced Topics for Asset Management
    2.4 CEUs/24PDHs
    This course aims at familiarizing participants with more advanced asset management practices. It presents knowledge, tools, and techniques to develop or improve Asset Management for water sector operations. Learning exercises are designed to provide a deeper understanding of Asset Management for drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater applications. - View additional details.
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     Required Course for the Essentials of Asset Management Certificate

  • Asset Management Plan
    2.4 CEUs/24PDHs
    This course includes description of water infrastructure asset management based on the Sustainable Infrastructure Management Learning Environment (SIMPLE) 5-core question, 10-step process. It includes approaches to perform risk analysis, gap analysis for baseline, establish future scenarios, and comprehensive asset management planning. This course also presents real world examples to develop an asset management plan (AMP) that guides risk-based decision-making. - View additional details.
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     Required Course for the Essentials of Asset Management Certificate

Additional Information
Please Note: While each course can be taken as individual offering, to earn the Essentials of Asset Management Certificate, you must successfully complete all three courses listed above. See the How It Works section of the website for details.


Upcoming SWIMeD Course Offerings Currently in Development

  • Data Collection, Management, and Analysis
  • Models and Tools for Asset Management
  • Holistic Life Cycle Cost Analysis
  • Performance, Sustainability, and Resiliency Management


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