February 1 – March 11, 2021
Meets every Monday & Thursday from 6-9 PM.
For the first time in the history of the six week GPCA Professional Pest Control Technology Course, GPCA is offering the course virtually through Zoom. This virtual course will be similar to a webinar whereas the attendee will sign on and review the course in real time as it is being taught by the instructors. It is our hope to reach members who have a desire to attend the PCO course but are unable due Covid-19 restrictions that remain in place. This six week course is an excellent tool to prepare for the PCO exam. This comprehensive course is also a great training tool for the new pest control technician, a technician preparing to take the pest control operator’s exam or an up-to-date review of new methods and procedures in pest control operations for the experienced operator. Attendees will be taking chapter tests online outside of class; final exam will be online also. Students will have to have access to a computer, iPad, Osi or Android device to take chapter tests (outside of class time) and for program participation.
This course covers:
Introduction to Entomology, Insect Development, Identification & Classification, Use of Pesticides, Equipment, Safety & Health, Rules & Regulations, Occasional Invaders, Cockroaches, Ants & Hymenoptera, Termites, Other Wood Destroying Pests, Flies, Stored Products, Rats & Mice.
Credit Hours Available:
17 hours HPC, 8 Hours WDO – Attendees will be required to participate in each session as per the Georgia Rules and Regulations for webinar training Signon instructions will be supplied after registering.
Zoom System requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux
- An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
- A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in
- Or, a HD cam or HD camcorder with video capture card
Supported operating systems
- macOS X with macOS 10.9 or later
- Windows 10*
Note: For devices running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
- Windows 8 or 8.1
- Windows 7
- Ubuntu 12.04 or higher
- Mint 17.1 or higher
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
- Oracle Linux 6.4 or higher
- CentOS 6.4 or higher
- Fedora 21 or higher
- OpenSUSE 13.2 or higher
- ArchLinux (64-bit only)
Supported tablet and mobile devices
- Surface PRO 2 or higher running Win 8.1 or higher
Note: For tablets running Windows 10, they must run Windows 10 Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.
- iOS and Android devices
- Blackberry devices
- Windows: IE 11+, Edge 12+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
- Mac: Safari 7+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
- Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
Note: Some features in the web client are not supported on IE.
Processor and RAM requirements
|Processor||Single Core 1Ghz or Higher||Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)|
- Dual and single core laptops have a reduced frame rate when screen sharing (around 5 frames per second). For optimum screen sharing performance on laptops we recommend a quad core processor or higher.
- Linux requires a processor or graphics card that can support OpenGL 2.0or higher.
High DPI support
- High DPI displays are supported in Zoom version 3.5 or higher
The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G, WiFi or Wired environments.
Recommended bandwidth for meetings and webinar panelists:
- For 1:1 video calling:
- 600kbps (up/down) for high quality video
- 2 Mbps (up/down) for 720p HD video
- Receiving 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)
- Sending 1080p HD video requires 1.8 Mbps (up/down)
- For group video calling:
- 800kbps/1.0Mbps (up/down) for high quality video
- For gallery view and/or 720p HD video: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down)
- Receiving 1080p HD video requires 2.5mbps (up/down)
- Sending 1080p HD video requires 3.0 Mbps (up/down)
- For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps
- For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps
- For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps
- For Zoom Phone: 60-100kbps
Recommended bandwidth for webinar attendees:
- For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (down) for high quality video and 1.2 Mbps (down) for HD video
- For screen sharing only (no video thumbnail): 50-75kbps (down)
- For screen sharing with video thumbnail: 50-150kbps (down)
- For audio VoiP: 60-80kbps (down)
Zoom System requirements for iOS, iPadOS, and Android
These are the requirements for using the Zoom Mobile App on iOS, iPadOS, and Android.
- An Internet connection – WiFi (a/g/n/ac) or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
- (Optional) Bluetooth wireless speakers and microphone
Supported operating systems
- iOS 8.0 or later:
- Send and receive video using front or rear camera
- iPhone 4 or later, iPad Pro, iPad Mini, iPad 2 or later, iPod touch 4th Generation, iPhone 3GS (no front facing camera)
- iPadOS 13 or later
- Android 5.0x or later
Supported browsers for web start
- iOS/iPadOS: Safari5+, Chrome
- Android: Webkit (default), Chrome
- Any 1 Ghz single core processor or better (non-Intel)
The bandwidth used by Zoom will be optimized for the best experience based on the participants’ network. It will automatically adjust for 3G or WiFi
Recommended bandwidth over WiFi:
- For 1:1 video calling: 600kbps (up/down) for high quality video and 1.2 Mbps (up/down) for HD video
- For group video calling: 600kbps/1.2Mbps (up/down) for high quality video. For gallery view: 1.5Mbps/1.5Mbps (up/down).