Welcome to the TIPS Online Training 

 

The FY 2017 TIPS Training Schedule is available now!  TIPS Online Training Program offers self-study (SS) and virtual classroom (VC) online courses.  The self-study (SS) online courses are available 24/7.  The virtual classroom online courses (VC) are facilitated by TIPS instructors and available as scheduled.  If you are an instructor and want to learn How to Teach Online or want to know what we do in the TIPS Online Training Program for our instructors and students contact Dawn Pacula  at dpacula@osmre.gov


 


 

Course Description 
AMD Treat software offers users a method to predict and model water treatment costs for mine drainage problems.  Students will leave the class with a basic understanding of active and passive mine drainage water treatment methods, strategies, and cost-estimation procedures using the AMD Treat software.
Course Logistics
Each student will spend an average of 4-6 hours per week working on the class activities during 6 week period.  Enrolled students will be provided with both course access and course materials 10 days prior to the start date. 
Credit
This is a pilot course. 

BLEP is an Excel application to help you evaluate the credibility of blast logs and to spot problems that may be contributing to reported adverse effects. The course is currently under development, viewable to the course developers/instructors only.

Course Description
CAD100 is a shortened fundamentals course for the occasional CAD user who may need to open and work within CAD drawings on a very basic level. Lessons cover navigation, selection, and plotting.
Course Logistics
This course is self-study only.
Credit
No credit awarded

Course Description 
Galena Slope Analysis software is used for performing stability analyses of post-mine slopes, road and pond embankments, impounding structures, mine highwalls, and natural slopes. These slopes may occur on both reclaimed lands and active mine sites. The software models the stability of the slope and displays results using a factor of safety. Students may model slopes using the Simplified Bishop, Spencer, and Sarma methods of analysis. The course includes a brief review of slope stability principles and teaches the student to use the Galena software using simplified examples in order to determine the stability of a slope. Students interested in enrolling in the Galena course should have some background in geotechnical engineering or structural geology. Like all modeling software, Galena does not take the place of sound engineering and scientific judgement.
Course Logistics
Each student will spend an average of 2-3 hours per week working on the class activities during 6 week period.  Enrolled students will be provided with both course access and course materials prior to the start date. 
Credit
18 online training hours/1.1 CEU's

This course covers how to use AqQA to evaluate and display water analyses. The participant will learn how to put these measured values into the AqQA data sheet, select records of interest for further characterization, and illustrate water properties in diagrams.

This course is self-study only.

Credit: No credit awarded.

You should expect to spend as much time on an online course as you do in a face-to-face course. The actual amount of time will vary from individual to individual. It is estimated that each student will spend an average of 30-40 hours course completing this course during a 35-day period. This estimate includes the time spent in reading, discussions, and exercises.

This course is an introduction to the basics of the ArcGIS Desktop version 10.x software. The course is designed around mining and reclamation examples and exercises. Techniques for using the features of this software to generate high quality maps and analyzing selected data sets are taught.

Specific training areas will be ArcCatalog,ArcMap, and ArcToolbox.

Students will learn to recognize various file types and differences between formats, e.g. Raster vs. Vector, Shapefile,Aerial photos/Satellite images, DRG’s, DOQQ’s, GPS and CAD layers. Students will learn what coordinate systems, datum’s, and projections are and why understanding them is vital to working with spatial data. Extraction of CAD layers into the GIS, modifying attributes of shapefiles, geo-rectification and scanning will be covered. Introduction to various mobile computing software and hardware that TIPS supports and how it relates to the permitting process workflow will be examined.

There is moderate online participation required for this class with online instructor involvement.

Credit: 22 online training hours/1.6 CEU’s.


SDPS is a nationally-validated prediction program developed for OSM to quantify anticipated subsidence deformations and strains from underground longwall and high-extraction room and pillar mining operations. This hands-on course, with case studies, will give students responsible for evaluating the effects of subsidence a predictive tool to assist in evaluating day-to-day work assignments.

This course is self-study only.

Credit: 1 CEU (please contact TIPS Training Program for application)