Hach Technical Training Center (HTTC) 

Where participants from all professional backgrounds can benefit from educational, hands-on experience.

Anyone can push buttons on an instrument. But a guided exploration of the "why" behind analytical routines can help operators build greater confidence in their understanding of the instrumentation and the chemistries, in their ability to perform their own analytical tests, and in the quality of their test results.

That's the whole purpose behind the Hach Technical Training Center (HTTC)—to help participants explore the theories behind their analytical routines, master various laboratory techniques, and return to their jobs with increased understanding and confidence. By employing a hands- on approach to teach users more about their instrumentation, Hach Technical Training Center classes make for an invaluable resource in operator and analyst education.

State Approved Training

HTTC offers state approved classes for continuing education credits in many states.
Approved continuing education hours can vary by state. 
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Training in your state 

Customized Training

In addition to our scheduled classes, Hach also offers customized training
which is designed for your individual needs and taught at your location
or at the Hach Company facility in Loveland, Colorado. 
For more information or pricing, call: 1-800-227-4224 x2344 or email: httc@hach.com

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Questions? Contact HTTC at 1-800-227-4224, #2344.

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Classes


We focus on  basic lab practices & methods, including:

  • Electrochemical
    • pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, etc
  • Colorimetry
    • chlorine, flouride, phosphate, nitrogen species, etc
  • Turbidity & Titration
    • alkalinity, hardness, chlorine etc

Who should attend?

Whether you deal with drinking water, wastewater or industrial applications, you'll find our classes useful for all levels of personnel.

  • Plant Operators
  • Instrument and Field Technicians
  • Laboratory Personnel
  • Plant Managers and Superintendents

Class Descriptions


Classes are offered periodically throughout the year. See our calendar for availability and location.

Analysis of Corrosion Control Parameters - availability

This workshop is designed to teach proper analytical techniques of corrosion control parameters in potable water. Parameters covered in the course include pH, conductivity, and hardness and alkalinity titrations. For each parameter, samples will be analyzed, and method verification will be discussed and practiced. These parameters will be used in the calculation of a Langelier's Index, from which the corrosion potential of water can be determined. The course objectives will be met by presenting test theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques with hands-on experience with testing systems.

Basic Lab Skills for Water Operators - availability

This class is designed to give participants an opportunity to perform a variety of analytical techniques relating to the water treatment processes. Topics will include basic water analysis, lime softening, and corrosion control. Water quality parameters will include TDS, pH, Alkalinity (total and P), Hardness (Ca+Mg), as well as the DPD method for Chlorine analysis. Attendees will also learn how to calculate the Langelier Saturation Index.

Basic Laboratory Skills - availability

This workshop is designed to improve the understanding of basic laboratory skills and procedures used in water treatment plants. General information on laboratory safety, practices and testing protocols including sampling guidelines is presented. Analytical techniques covered include temperature, pH, alkalinity, hardness, colorimetry (for chlorine and fluoride testing), turbidity, and coagulation/flocculation (including jar testing). Course objectives will be met by presenting background/theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical testing, and through hands-on experience using potable field use and laboratory instruments.

Basic pH Analysis - availability

This workshop is designed for the introduction on testing pH for water quality measurements in drinking water, wastewater, environmental water, and industrial water. The course will cover pH theory and data collection through hands-on experience using portable field use and lab equipment. Students will be required to demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency through analyzing water samples.Fee includes 2 hours of training and course material which includes equipment.

Basic Water Analysis - availability

The focus of this seminar is for water quality measurements. Presentations covered in the class include colorimetric analysis, pH, conductivity, turbidity and titration. Parameters measured by the attendee will be phosphorus, pH, conductivity, turbidity and alkalinity. Time will be spent on the proper use of standards and verification of accuracy. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and hands-on experience with each parameter.

Basic Wastewater Analysis - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic test methods used to monitor wastewater treatment systems. Test methods covered in this course include alkalinity, DO, BOD, COD, TOC, pH and colorimetry. Course objectives will be met through technical presentations and hands-on labs using portable field and laboratory instruments.

Chlorine 334.0 and Chloramination Testing in Water Supplies - availability

This one day workshop focuses on the chlorine DPD analysis in aqueous samples of low and high range concentrations. Method verification using standards will be discussed and practiced. This class is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the disinfectant monitoring required as part of the Groundwater Rule (334.0). Online chlorine analyzers and the verification of the analyzers will be discussed. Background information regarding chlorine and its relationship with TOC, DPB and THM will be presented in lecture format. The basics of chloramination will be presented along with basic testing principles and hands-on testing.

Chloramination Disinfection - availability

The focus of this seminar is for water quality measurements in water plants that are using the process of Chloramination. Presentations covered in the class include Disinfection Strategies, Colorimetric Analysis and pH. Parameters measured by the attendee will be free and total chlorine, free ammonia and chloramines and pH. Time will be spent on the proper use of standards and verification of accuracy. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and hands-on experience with each parameter.

Ground Water Rule Testing - availability

This one day class is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the disinfectant monitoring required as part of the Groundwater Rule. Attendees will learn all aspects of chlorine testing using the Hach Pocket Colorimeter. Verification of results using standards will also be discussed and practiced. Online, continuous chlorine analyzers will be discussed and demonstrated. Verification of online analyzer results will also be practiced. Participants will leave the course with an understanding of laboratory and online chlorine measurement and performance verification.

Introduction to Chlorine Analysis - availability

This workshop is designed to teach proper analytical techniques for the analysis of chlorine in water. Analytical technologies covered in the workshop will be colorimetry, and testing parameters associated with chlorine analysis. The course objectives will be met by presenting test theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques with hands-on experience with testing systems.Attendees receive a Pocket Colorimeter II kit which includes a Fixed Volume Pipet, Tips, Ampule Breaker, 250mL Beaker, Chlorine Std 25-30 mg/L, Wash Bottle, Kimwipes, SpecChecks Chlorine plus 4 hours of training!

Introduction to Monochlorine Analysis - availability

This workshop is designed to teach proper analytical techniques for the analysis of monochoramine in water. Analytical technologies covered in the workshop will be colorimetry, and testing parameters associated with monochloramine analysis. The course objectives will be met by presenting test theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques with hands-on experience with testing systems.Attendees will receive a Monochloramine/Free Ammonia Pocket Colorimeter II plus Buffer pH 8.3 PP, Chlorine Solution Voluette 50-75 mg/L, Nitrogen Ammonia Std Solution 10 mg/L, Nitrogen Ammonia Std Solution 100 mg/L, Organic Free Water, Ampule Breaker Voluette, Beaker 100 ml Glass, Wash Bottle 500 mL, Cylinder 50 mL mixing Class A, Tensette Pipette 1.0-10.0mL, Kimwipes, Monochloramine/Free Ammonia Spec√ and 4 hours of training.

Introduction to Wastewater Treatment Processes - availability

Oxygen control is a key parameter in efficient municipal wastewater treatment management. This class will give an overview of the wastewater treatment process with specific attention to the role of oxygen in wastewater treatment. Training will include various methods for dissolved oxygen measurement, and a discussion of suspended solids measurement techniques.

Introduction to Water Disinfection - availability

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a simple overview of the use of oxidents (primarily chlorine) to disinfect water. The class will begin with a section on proper sampling techniques and will include presentations on chlorination disinfection, the different chemical species of chlorine that are formed when added to water, the effect of pH, interferences, and various chlorine testing methods. Instrument verification and accuracy checks will show participants how to be sure they are getting the right answer. In addition, some of the drawbacks of chlorine will be discussed including an overview of alternative disinfectants. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and through hands-on experience and demonstration of testing parameters using laboratory instrumentation.

Laboratory Skills for Water & Wastewater Operators - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the analytical techniques and systems available for water quality measurements in drinking water and wastewatwer. Analytical techniques covered in the course include colorimetry, electrochemistry, and turbidity. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and through hands-on experience with each testing parameter.

Lab Skills Workshop - availability

This class focuses on the laboratory technology of photometry for use of colorimetric, turbidimetric and DO analyses, and the potentiometric technology for pH analysis. Lectures will address functionality of the technology, instrument calibration and maintenance, and measurement techniques. In addition, other topics will be Sampling Techniques, Disinfection, and the Use of Standards. Class activities will be a combination of lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice with instrumentation and calibration standards.

Lachat QC8500 FIA - availability

The focus of this 2.5 day workshop will be to familiarize the customer with the setup and maintenance of the QC8500 Flow Injection Analyzer, Auto Sampler, Dilutor, and Omnion 3.0 Software. Topics to be covered will include setup of the instrument, identification of the parts, maintenance of the instrument, setup and modification of Lachat methods, and report and exporting the results. Hands-on experience will include inputting methods into the Omnion 3.0 Software, installing method manifolds on the QC8500 and running basic/common methods on the instrument.

Nutrient Analysis and Control - availability

This class will review the wastewater process with an emphasis on nutrient analysis, removal, and control. Nitrogen compounds (ammonia, nitrate, total nitrogen), phosphate and total phosphorous will be analyzed with laboratory and field methods. A short discussion of process analyzers will be included. We will also examine the relationship of pH and alkalinity in the treatment process and attendees will learn how to determine alkalinity concentration via titration.

Nutrient Analysis in Wastewater - availability

The focus of this seminar is for water quality measurements for nutrient management in wastewater treatment. Presentations covered in the class include Sample Preparation, Overview of Wastewater Treatment, and Colorimetric Analysis. Parameters measured by the attendee will be Total Nitrogen, Nitrate, Ammonia, Orthophosphate and Total Phosphorus. Time will be spent on the proper use of standards and verification of accuracy. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and hands-on experience with each paramater.

Nutrient Removal and Analysis - availability

This class will review the wastewater process with an emphasis on nutrient analysis, removal, and control. Nitrogen compounds (ammonia, nitrate, total nitrogen), phosphate and total phosphorous will be analyzed with laboratory field methods. A short discussion of process analyzers will be included. We will also examine the relationship of pH and alkalinity in the treatment process and attendees will learn how to determine alkalinity concentration via titration.

Practical Methods for Water Testing - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the analytical techniques and systems available for water quality measurements in applications including drinking water, wastewater, environmental water and industrial water. Course material includes techniques for sampling, and colorimetric and turbidity measurement. The course objectives will be met by presenting technical background, incorporating practical applications of sampling and analytical testing, and through hands-on experience with each testing parameter using portable field and laboratory instruments.

Practical Methods for Testing Water II - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the analytical techniques and systems available for water quality measurements in applications including drinking water, wastewater, environmental water and industrial water. Parameters covered in this course include pH, and conductivity (electrochemical), and alkalinity and hardness (titrimetric). For each parameter, samples will be analyzed, and method verification will be discussed and practiced. The use of these parameters in the analysis of corrosion control in water systems will be presented. Course objectives will be met by presenting technical background, incorporating practical applications of analytical testing, and through hands-on experience with each testing parameter using portable field use and laboratory instruments.

Process Instrument Calibration and Verification - availability

This class is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the operation and maintenance of chlorine and turbidity process analyzers. Proper calibration and verification techniques for each instrument will be described in presentations and practiced in a hands-on laboratory environment. A brief overview of online pH measurement will be included as time allows. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and through demonstration and "hands-on" practice using on-line and laboratory instrumentation.

Process Instrument Verification - availability

This class is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the operation and maintenance of chlorine and turbidity process analyzers. Proper calibration and verification techniques for each instrument will be described in presentations and practiced in a hands-on laboratory environment. A brief overview of online pH measurement will be included as time allows. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and through demonstration and "hands-on" practice using on-line and laboratory instrumentation.

Process Instrument Verification for Water and Wastewater - availability

The focus of this seminar is for water quality measurements in water and wastewater plants. Presentations covered in the class include turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen in water and wastewater. Parameters measured by the attendee will be turbidity, pH, and dissolved oxygen. Time will be spent on the proper use of standards and verification of accuracy. Attendees will verify the performance of an online turbidimeter and calibrate and verify process pH and Dissolved Oxygen probes.

Sampling and Distribution Monitoring - availability

Throughout the United States there are about 880,000 miles of distribution pipelines, which provide water for drinking and other applications. An additional 13,200 miles of new installations are added each year and approximately 4,400 miles are replaced annually. Some of these systems have been in service for over 200 years. Very little is known about the physical, biological, and chemical activities that occur within these pipes. This course is an introduction to some of the issues relating to distribution systems. Some of the topics will include commonly monitored water quality parameters, proper sampling and analytical techniques, and the importance of data acquisition and interpretation for monitoring the health of these vital lifelines.

Simplified Methods for Nutrient Testing - availability

This class will give an overview of the importance of nutrient monitoring and removal in wastewater. Nitrogen compounds (ammonia, nitrate, total nitrogen), phosphate and total phosphorous will be analyzed via laboratory analysis, field methods and process analyzers. We will also examine the role of pH and alkalinity in efficient wastewater treatment practices. Various demonstrations and analytical techniques will include colorimetric, electrochemistry, and titrations.Students will learn the low level Ammonia and Phosphorus Colorimetric tests and the related calibration curves that meet the Wisconsin DNR requirements.

Simplified Wastewater Analysis - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the analytical methods and techniques required for accurate laboratory measurement of pH, dissolved oxygen (DO), BOD, and COD. Online analysis of DO and solids will also be discussed. Techniques covered in the course include calibration (where applicable), sample measurement, and method verification. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and through hands-on experience with each testing parameter.

Simplified Water Analysis - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the analytical techniques and systems available for water quality measurements in applications including drinking water, wastewater, environmental water, and industrial water. Analytical techniques covered in the course include colorimetry, electrochemistry, and turbidity. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and through “hands-on” experience with each testing parameter using portable field use and laboratory instruments.

Solids and Organics in Wastewater - availability

The focus of this seminar is for water quality measurements for primary and secondary wastewater treatment. Presentations covered in the class include Wastewater Treatment Overview, Total Suspended Solids, Organics, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, and Alkalinity. Parameters measured by the attendee will be Total Suspended Solids, Dissolved Oxygen, pH, and Alkalinity. Time will be spent on proper use of standards and verification of accuracy. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and hands-on experience with each parameter.

Wastewater Analysis I - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic test methods used to monitor wastewater treatment systems. Test methods covered in this course include alkalinity, DO, BOD, COD, TOC, pH and colorimetry. Course objectives will be met through technical presentations and hands-on labs using portable field and laboratory instruments.

Wastewater Analysis II - availability

This workshop is designed as an introduction to the wastewater disinfection and nutrient management. The test methods used to monitor and control nutrient removal (i.e. nitrogen and phosphorus) in biological wastewater treatment systems are covered. Test methods in this course include total nitrogen, ammonia, nitrate, nitrite, total phosphorus, orthophosphate and ULR chlorine. Sampling and on-line process instruments are also discussed. Course objectives will be met through technical presentations and hands-on labs using portable field and laboratory instruments. Students will analyze samples of known and unknown values.

Water, Disinfection, pH and Turbidity - availability

This workshop is designed to provide participants with a simple overview of water disinfection with an emphasis on the use and measurement of chlorine. The class will begin with a discussion on the fundamentals of water analysis including proper sampling techniques, followed by a section on breakpoint chlorination, and the effect of pH. Instrument verification and accuracy checks will show participants how to be sure they are getting the 'right' answer. In addition, some of the drawbacks of chlorine will be reviewed including a discussion of Monochloramination Disinfection. An overview of turbidity measurement and instrument calibration is included. The course objectives will be met by presenting theory, incorporating practical applications of analytical techniques, and through hands-on experience by using laboratory and field instruments.