Training Courses

The institute's training courses are mainly offered in three sections: water and wastewater, energy and electrician. Course execution procedure and the list of training courses are presented below:

   A) Methodology

   B) Water and Wastewater Courses

   C) Energy Courses.

   D) Electrician Courses


  A) Methodology

Course Execution Procedure

Definition
Training institute: the institute that executes and manages training courses; here in this guideline it equals to IEHT’s sub-centers
Company: one of the several companies that their personnel receive training; usually one of these companies: (1) Tavanir (2) Water and Wastewater Company, (3) Iran Water Resources Management, (4) Thermal Power Plant Holding;
Note: If the number of participants of a course for a given company is below 15 (or in some cases 10), the training institute sends a letter to other companies and declares the title. If the limitation of 15 (or 10) participants is met, the procedure of course development will commence as follows.
Procedure
1- Demand Assessment
One of the below methods is followed:

  • Most companies prepare and publish an educational calendar for a whole year usually at the beginning of each Persian year (from February to May). In the calendar, courses are suggested on a season-based manner; this calendar is used by the training institute to propose course titles according to the timeline of the company for each season of the year. It should be noted that the main resource for the titles is a long list of courses called 'Nezaam-e-jaame Amoozeshi'.  The list is an updated Microsoft Access file available on the webpage of ‘Office of Training, Research, and Technology of Ministry of Energy’ (http://trt.moe.gov.ir/). This file contains the syllabus of each title, too. However, in some cases a title that is proposed is not in the above-mentioned list. In such cases, the topics that are agreed between the company and the instructor are covered in the course.
  • Some special courses are demanded by a company based on their special needs. These are asked in a formal letter that sent to the training institute.
  • Title is proposed by the training institute and after that the companies decided whether it runs or not.

2- Conformation of the company
If the training institute has suggested the title, the company considers its need and also financial affairs and confirms the proposed course in a formal letter or reject it.
3- Initial steps by the executer

  • An executer is assigned for each specific course by one of the specified departments at training institute.
  • The executer corresponds with the Educational Manager of the company for getting information about the participants (number, level of training, etc.) and any other requests for the specified course such as a specified instructor.
  • The executer corresponds with the relevant instructors. Mostly, the instructor is selected through the database of each department. Sometimes a new person is recommended by the company for the requested course and for such a case, the executer receives the instructor’s brief resume and evaluates it. Also, a copy of the last educational degree is received.
  • The CV of the instructor selected by the executer is sent to the company for confirmation. If the instructor is not confirmed, another one will be suggested.
  • A contract is prepared by the executer and the instructor is invited to sign it. Tuition is determined based on specified tables available to the instructors.
  • The executer asks the Educational Manager of the requesting company either by a formal letter or along with phone call to send the list of participants including names, personnel ID, etc. The exact location and timeline of the course is mentioned in the formal letter sent by the executer.
  • Based on the information of the company, a form (Finalization Form) is filled by the executer and sent to the Office of Training Courses of training institute. This means that the course will definitely be held at the determined date. So, the office organizes a class, catering facilities (such as tea, meal, etc.), stationery, and in case of participants or even the instructor from far distance, residence and meals.
  • Executer receives any handout, booklet, or CD from the instructor and copies them. Also, if a book should be hand out to the participants, this is the duty of the executer to request its purchase (according to the number of participants) and keeping them for the date of course.
  • Executer copies the curriculum (syllabus) of the course and send them to the Office of Training Courses of training institute.
  • Executer asks the instructor to prepare a sheet of Pre-test and a sheet of Post-test. These may be typed on a predetermined exam sheet or even be written by the instructor on a piece of paper. Then these are copied by the instructor and sent to the Training Courses Office of educational institute.
  • The Educational Manager of the requesting company is responsible for informing the participants about the place where the course is run and the timeline.

4- Duties of the Office of Training Courses of Training institute before the date of course

  • Purchasing the following (based on the number determined by the executer):

          1.    the requested stationery (usually: notebook, pen, A4 sheets, cover, etc.)
          2.    cake, tea bag, disposable cups, etc.

  • preparing any special requirement such as computers, PC projector, etc.

5- At the date of the course
Personnel of the Training Courses Office of training institute are responsible for this stage.

  • Participants who come to the office must fill out the Registration Form. In this form some specific information is asked including national ID, phone number (cell phone and work), corresponding company, signature, etc.
  • The names are typed in the Attendance Form and the form is given to the instructor to mark it during the course.
  • Each participant receives a copy of the syllabus and the stationery (notebook, paper sheets, pen, etc.).
  • Pre-test sheets are hand out to the participants and are collected after writing the answers.
  • Catering and/or lunch: Normally the courses commence at 8:30 AM and last for about 6-8 hours in a day, based on what has already been agreed between the executer, the instructor, and the company (mentioned in the Finalization Form). There is usually a break time around 10:30-11:00 AM during which participants receive catering service. For some courses that last more than 6 hours, or those with participants from far distance, lunch is organized, too.
  • Evaluation: At the last session of the training course the Participants Evaluation Form is hand out in the class and the participants are asked to fill out it. The form aims include two distinct parts: the instructor and the organization of the course. Meantime, the instructor is also asked to complete the Instructor Evaluation Form.
  • At the last session of the course, the Post-test sheets are handed out and collected after the completion.
  • The Participants Evaluation Forms are delivered to a specified person at educational institute to analyze them and draw a brief summary on a piece of paper. Also, the Instructor Evaluation Form is delivered to this person.

6- After the day of the course
The executer collects all the relevant documents in a folder and send the Course Folder to the Office of Training Courses, including:

  • Registration Form completed and signed by the participants
  • Attendance Form completed precisely by the instructor
  • Results (marks) of Pre-test and Post-test written in the boxes on the Attendance Form
  • Result of Participants Evaluation Forms
  • A copy of Instructor Evaluation Form
  • A copy of the contract signed by the instructor and the head of training institute
  • Brief resume of the instructor
  • A copy of the last educational degree of the instructor
  • Initial correspondence with the company regarding the course requesting

If any of the above documents are not included in the Course Folder, the Office of Training Courses of training institute will return it to the executer for completion.
If the Course Folder includes all the required documentation:

  • The Training Courses Office of training institute calculates the course cost according to specified rules.
  • Then, the Financial Affairs Office of training institute is informed to issue an Educational Invoice (bill).
  • This bill is sent to the requesting company by mail and the company is asked to check the bill and inform the training institute whether they confirm the bill or not.
  •  If the company confirms the Educational Invoice, the Training Courses Office will print the Certificate of each participant and send them to the company. Training institute is allowed to have only courses with confirmed invoice in its annual performance statistics.
  • Training institute needs to contact with the companies to assure they deposit the amount of money of the confirmed invoice to the account of training institute as soon as possible. This account is a governmental account and could not directly be used by training institute. The sooner a company pays the bill, the sooner training institute receives its money to run its casual affairs and also runs other training courses.
  • The executer mentions the course title in the list of executed courses. This data is used to show the performance of the department and also could influence the monthly salary of the executer.
  • The executer is responsible for following the administrative procedure to assure that the tuition check of the instructor is issued by the Office of Financial Affairs at training institute.
  • The Course Folder is put in the archive of the Office of Training Courses of training institute.

 

Course Execution Procedure Flowchart.

 


B) Water and Wastewater Courses

  1. ARC GIS and its Application in Water Industry
  2. AUTO CAD
  3. Water Treatment Lab
  4. Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Treatment Plants Systems for Small Communities
  5. Water& Wastewater Quality Tests
  6. Water& Wastewater Economical Project Assessment
  7. Economical Assessment of Water Treatment Plants Projects
  8. The Basic of Wastewater Treatment Maintenance (Activated Sludge)
  9. The Application of Industrial Valves in Water and Wastewater Industry
  10. Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection and Transferring Network
  11. Operation and Maintenance of Transferring Channel and lines, Tanks and Distribution Network
  12. Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Treatment System
  13. Designing Wastewater Collecting Network
  14. Maintenance Management and Preventive Maintenance (PM)
  15. Rehabilitation of Waste Water Collection and Water Distribution Systems
  16. Hydraulic Laboratory
  17. Operation & Maintenance of Water Plant
  18. Cheep Methods for Disposal of Wastewater
  19. Modern Systems for Water Distribution
  20. Renewal Engineering of Water Equipments and Apparatus
  21. The Principle of Design & Operation for Disinfection Systems of Drinking Water
  22. Nanotechnology In Water and Waste Water Industry
  23. The Inspection of Water Supply Systems and Leak Detection
  24. Familiarity With Water and Waste Water Standards and Rules
  25. Economic Assessment for Non-Revenue Water Projects  
  26. The Effluent Reuse 
  27. Basic Experiments for Water and Waste Water Microbiology
  28. Waste Water Treatment Laboratory 
  29. Approaches to Reduce Water Consumption
  30. Corrosion in Water and Wastewater Facilities
  31. Crisis Management in Water and Wastewater Facilities
  32. Improvement, Reconstruction, and Repair of Water and Wastewater Networks
  33. Improving the Operation of Drinking Water Wells
  34. Instrumentation Applications in Water and Wastewater Industry
  35. Operation and Maintenance of Wastewater Collection and Treatment Systems
  36. Operation and Maintenance of Water Transportation Pipelines and Channels, Reservoirs, and Distribution Networks
  37. Water and Wastewater Recycling and Reuse.

 


C) Energy Courses

  1. Advanced Steam Turbine
  2. Applied Mechanic of Fluid
  3. Bearing and lubrication
  4. Combined Cycle Power Plants
  5. Corrosion of Power Plant Equipment and Preventing Methods
  6. Electrochemistry and Corrosion
  7. Energy Management
  8. Fuel, Combustion and Regarding Corrosion
  9. Heat Recovery Steam Generator in Combined Cycle Power Plant
  10. Industrial Corrosion
  11. Power Plants Thermodynamic
  12. Pump, Industrial blower & Compressor
  13. Pumping Station Design
  14. Pumps
  15. Steam Power Plant Simulator
  16. Steam Turbine
  17. Technical Language
  18. Thermal Power Plants
  19. Thermodynamic and Steam Power Plants Cycle
  20. Troubleshooting of Pumps, Fans & Compressors
  21. Valves and Steam Traps
  22. Energy Management- Heat Section
  23. Energy Management-Electric Section
  24. Solar Power Plant's Equipment
  25. The Role of Enviromental Pollution and Energy Control
  26. Pumps and Their Application
  27. Maintenance of Centrifugal Pumps
  28. Power Plant Steam Generators of Power Plant
  29. Steam Plant Equipment Corrosion Prevention
  30. Lub and Lubricating in Power Plant
  31. Operation of a Steam Power Plant
  32. Fundamental Control Protection of Steam Power Plant
  33. Principle Maintenance of Battery in Power Plant
  34. Energy Management in Power Plant
  35. Electrical Equipment for Thermal Power Plant
  36. Hydroelectric Power Plant
  37. Fundamental Control and Protection of Steam Power Plant
  38. Solar Power Plant Equipment
  39. Power Plant Steam Generator
  40. Lubricating & Bearings
  41. Principle Maintenance of Battery
  42. Energy Management in Power Sector

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D) Electrician Courses

  1. Primary GIS in Transmission and Distribution Systems
  2. Introduction to the Concept of Smart Electrical Grids
  3. Advanced Electrical Safety
  4. Introduction to Power Quality
  5. Introduction to English Language Specialized Transmission Systems
  6. Introduction of Relays and Protections in Power Systems
  7. Transmission Relay and Protection Laboratory
  8. FACTS Equipment
  9. Power System Market
  10. Operation of HV Substations
  11. Distribution Automation System
  12. Introduction to Relay and Protection in Distribution Systems
  13. Advanced Distribution System Protection
  14. Earthing System in Distribution Network and How to Measure its Resistance
  15. Load Balancing in Distribution Network
  16. Elementary DCS (Distributed Control Systems)
  17. Elementary PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
  18. Advanced PLC (Programmable Logic Controller)
  19. Advanced DCS (Distributed Control Systems)
  20. Electrical Safety Principles of Power Plants and its Instruction
  21. Principles of Electric Power Generation and Operation
  22. Introduction to High-Voltage Substations Automation
  23. Concrete Technology
  24. Dispatching and Operation of Power System
  25. Control and Dispatching of Power Networks
  26. Introduction to Principles of Operation of Distribution Networks
  27. Introduction to Professional English in Distribution Sector
  28. Introduction to Procedure of Measurement Equipment Test
  29. The Operation of the Distribution Network and Substation
  30. Distribution Dispatching
  31. Electrical Energy َAudit
  32. Introduction to Energy Management and Audit in Buildings
  33. Energy َAudit in Industries
  34. Heat Energy َAudit
  35. Practical Electrical Energy Management
  36. Practical Heat Energy Management
  37. Practical General Energy Management
  38. Dispatching and Communication Equipment
  39. Power Network Dispatching and Control
  40. Dispatching and Operation of Power Systems
  41. Specialized Software for Dispatching
  42. Dispatching, Communication and Telemetry systems
  43. Substation Equipment
  44. Operation of High Voltage Substations
  45. High Voltage Substations Equipment (Workshop)
  46. Cables
  47. Transformer
  48. Earthing System
  49. Maintenance of Power Transmission Lines
  50. Non – Distractive Testing
  51. Protection Systems in Electric Network