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

Request Customized Training

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

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Classes


  • Learn how to test critical parameters and get accurate results
  • Takes steps right now to improve your sample handling techniques
  • Streamline many procedures and boost your productivity
  • State approved for Continuing Education Units in most States!

Who should attend?

  • 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.

BASIC CLASSES

Basic Water Analysis 

The focus of this seminar is for water quality measurements.  Presentations covered in the class include colorimetric analysis, pH, and turbidity. Parameters measured by the attendee will be applicable colorimetric tests, pH, and turbidity. As time allows additional test may be presented.  Time will be spent on the proper measurement techniques, use of standards and verification of accuracy.  availability

Basic Wastewater Analysis

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.  availability

Nutrients And Nutrient Analysis 

This class will give an overview of the importance of nutrient monitoring and removal in water and 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 Dissolved Oxygen, pH, ORP and alkalinity as it relates to efficient  Nutrient removal in wastewater treatment. Various demonstrations and analytical techniques will include colorimetric, electrochemistry, and titrations. A brief overview of BNR removal systems will also be discussed.  availability

Monitoring Your Distribution System

The focus of this seminar is for water quality measurements within the distribution system.  Presentations covered in the class include colorimetric analysis, pH, conductivity, and titrations on filtered water. Parameters measured by the attendee will be free and total chlorine, pH, conductivity, and titrations.  Time will be spent on the use of standards and verification of accuracy.  availability

Introduction to Chorine Analysis 

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.   availability

Introduction to Monochloramine/Free Ammonia

This workshop is designed to teach proper analytical techniques for the analysis of Chloraminated water. Chloramination and testing strategies are discussed.  Analytical technologies covered in the workshop will be colorimetry, electrochemical and titrimetric procedures and parameters associated with Chloraminated water analysis. Techniques for determining the accuracy of sample values and proof of accuracy are presented as problem solving and troubleshooting opportunities.  Discussion of the process of Chloramination procedures, calculation of dosage rates and troubleshooting suggestions will be included.  availability

ADVANCED CLASSES

ADVANCED DRINKING WATER ANALYSIS

The requirements of this class will be met by looking at three suites of applications in the drinking water industry. Corrosion Control, Enhanced Coagulation and TOC analysis. Parameters covered in each suite will combine the proper sampling and preservation techniques where appropriate along with the application of the data. A mixture of process and laboratory instrumentation will be used to demonstrate the points being illustrated.  availability

Advanced Wastewater Analysis

This class is an overview of the activated sludge wastewater treatment process with specific attention given to the wastewater flow through the process from preliminary treatment to the final effluent including solids handling.  Participants will use flow and reactor volume data provided by the instructor  in addition to parameter data obtained from Hands-on training to calculate TSS and BOD percent removal, hydraulic and organic loading, Mass balance, and SRT (sludge retention time). Hands –on lab parameters will include TSS, COD, pH, Alkalinity and Dissolved Oxygen.  availability

Chloramination Disinfection

This class will cover the basics of Chlorination and Chloramination as they are currently administered in drinking water and waste water facilities.  Class material will include proper sampling techniques, instrument instruction, chlorine and chloramination techniques and parameters necessary to monitor the proper formation of the desired analytes such as Nitrate and Ammonia.  availability

Process Instrument Verification for Drinking Water

This workshop is designed to provide an understanding of the operation, maintenance, and verification of process instrumentation in a drinking water facility.  Topics that will be focused on are chlorine, turbidity, pH, and process controllers. availability 

Process Instrument Verification for Wastewater

This workshop is designed to provide an understanding of the operation, maintenance, and verification of process instrumentation in a wastewater facility.  Topics that will be focused on are process controllers, pH, dissolved oxygen, and chlorine.  availability