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Welcome to the website for the Environmental Training Center (ETC) and Small Public Water Systems Technology Assistance Center (SPWSTAC).
Together, the Centers provide continuing education courses in drinking water, wastewater, and water resources. In addition, ETC collaborates with the Penn State Harrisburg's Continuing and Professional Education Office and the School of Science, Engineering and Technology offering a variety of noncredit programs designed for professionals in the engineering/technology fields as well as outreach programs for school age children.

Please click on one of the sections/tabs to the left.

The following resources may be found on our site:

  • Our workshop calendar
  • Directions to our workshops
  • Resources on operator certification
  • Our SPWSTAC newsletter
  • Our SPWSTAC research fact sheets
  • Links to the our fellow Training and Technology Centers (TACNet)
  • Links targeting water educations for Teachers and Children
  • And more.

Also, you can click the on the logos or dark blue bolded text to be redirected to our associates/partners websites.

Our Mission

The mission of the Environmental Training Center is to protect public health and enhance environmental sustainability in the Mid-Atlantic Region by providing premier operations training, technology assistance, and technology evaluation.

Highlights and Announcements

Check out under our RESOURCE tab Outreach Programs Michelle Green's Girl Scout Troop, Lexington, NE, recommended web site for scouts working on the "Water Wonders" badge.

Check out our under the RESOURCE tab our Certification information tab for certification tools and links.

ETC will sponsor a PA Operator Certification exam on September 9, 2014 at the Dauphin County Extension Office. For more information go to our Highlights and Annoucements tab.

ETC offers on-site training and emails on our events and workshops, contact Dr. Brenda Firestone.

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Environmental Training Center

777 West Harrisburg Pike, TL170, Middletown, PA 17057

Telephone: 717-948-6388; FAX: 717-948-6580