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Continuous Learning

At Sheet Metal JATC San Diego, our commitment to delivering excellent training and education goes beyond what our apprenticeship program offers. We provide a wide variety of classes and resources tailored to enhance your technical skills and understanding, from vital First Aid/CPR instruction, Welding, and Revit applications to multiple comprehensive OSHA training classes. Most classes are offered in the evenings and on Saturdays. These courses are available to members of Local 206 who are in good standing, offering valuable opportunities for growth and development. Most training requires a refundable deposit, reimbursed when the class is successfully completed. To register and reserve your seat, contact the training center at (619) 265-2758.

CPR/First-Aid

DATEDAYSTIME
3/23/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
3/23/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM- 3:30PM
4/4/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
4/6/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
4/13/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
4/13/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM- 3:30PM
5/2/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
5/4/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
5/11/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
6/6/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
6/8/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
6/15/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
7/11/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
7/13/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
7/20/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
8/1/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
8/3/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
8/10/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
9/5/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
9/7/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
9/14/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
10/3/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
10/5/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
10/19/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
11/7/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
11/16/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
11/23/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
12/5/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
12/7/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM
12/14/2024SATURDAY8:00 AM-11:30AM

Construction Safety

DATEDAYSTIME
3/21/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
4/6/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
4/11/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
5/4/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
5/9/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
6/8/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
6/13/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
7/13/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
7/18/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
8/3/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
8/8/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
9/7/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
9/12/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
10/5/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
10/10/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
11/14/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM
11/16/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
12/7/2024SATURDAY12:00 PM-3:30PM
12/12/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -8:30 PM

​Classes are held in the McClees Hall; unless instructed otherwise. Enter through the double doors on the back of the building behind Local 206.

COURSEDATESDAYSTIMEDESCRIPTIONINSTRUCTOR LOCATION
REVIT7/2/2024 - 11/21/2024T & TH4:30 PM -7:30 PMDue to the fact that the sheet metal industry has started using Revit instead of AutoCAD as the software to detail mechanical projects the AutoCAD /Fabrication class has merged with the Revit class. With major focus on Revit vs. AutoCAD this course is designed as an introduction on how to use the latest Autodesk Revit MEP/fabrication software. This course will cover exporting files, importing to CAD MEP, exporting from AutoCAD to Revit system, Revit concepts, design workflow, part layout, loading databases, and reviewing of project models to name a few.
The course is also designed to teach the necessary skills and procedures on how to operate the Revit software as a drafting tool for the sheet metal/HVAC Industry. This focus will be on the fundamental commands that will enable the student to successfully draw 3D objects from the introduction through advanced levels. It is designed to teach the technical skills required to become a detailer in the sheet metal industry. With that in mind, we will also cover researching contract documents, RFI’s, equipment cut sheets, submittals. This course is 24 weeks in duration and a total of 144 hours of training.
D. FoxJATC Computer Lab
FORKLIFT TRAINING CLASS4/18/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -7:00 PMThis class will prepare each participant for a forklift license certification through classroom lecture and theory. The classroom portion never expires once completed. There are two things needed to obtain a forklift license certification. First, each member must have record of completing the classroom portion from the JATC. Second, each member must pass the practical portion (driving) at their place of employment on each site-specific lift. For example, if you were trained on a forklift with one employer and then went to work with another employer who had a similar but different forklift, you ARE NOT certified on the site-specific forklift. Both you and your employer are not in OSHA compliance and are subject to fines. You must be trained on each make and model that you are operating. Forklift certifications need to be renewed every three years. If you are currently certified on a forklift with your employer and that forklift, make and model has not changed then you simply just need to renew your forklift certification card through the JATC. This is done through your employer.R. LightfootMcClees Hall
FORKLIFT TRAINING CLASS9/26/2024THURSDAY5:00 PM -7:00 PMThis class will prepare each participant for a forklift license certification through classroom lecture and theory. The classroom portion never expires once completed. There are two things needed to obtain a forklift license certification. First, each member must have record of completing the classroom portion from the JATC. Second, each member must pass the practical portion (driving) at their place of employment on each site-specific lift. For example, if you were trained on a forklift with one employer and then went to work with another employer who had a similar but different forklift, you ARE NOT certified on the site-specific forklift. Both you and your employer are not in OSHA compliance and are subject to fines. You must be trained on each make and model that you are operating. Forklift certifications need to be renewed every three years. If you are currently certified on a forklift with your employer and that forklift, make and model has not changed then you simply just need to renew your forklift certification card through the JATC. This is done through your employer.R. LightfootMcClees Hall
Hoisting, Rigging, & Signaling6/20/2024THURSDAY4:30 PM -7:30 PMThis class is designed to teach the proper use of crane safety through the methods of hoisting, rigging, and signaling. Each participant who successfully completes the class will receive a wallet size certification card as well as a certificate of completion. This certification meets all general contractor requirements to be a qualified rigger on any construction site utilizing a hydraulic or tower crane.
Many general contractors have implemented that any sub-contractor needing to utilize a crane must have a detailed pick plan and use qualified riggers to perform the work. Per current industry standards this certification does not expire once the class has been completed. Each participant must have at least three years of sheet metal experience to qualify for this class.
R. LightfootMcClees Hall
Hoisting, Rigging, & Signaling9/19/2024THURSDAY4:30 PM -7:30 PMThis class is designed to teach the proper use of crane safety through the methods of hoisting, rigging, and signaling. Each participant who successfully completes the class will receive a wallet size certification card as well as a certificate of completion. This certification meets all general contractor requirements to be a qualified rigger on any construction site utilizing a hydraulic or tower crane.
Many general contractors have implemented that any sub-contractor needing to utilize a crane must have a detailed pick plan and use qualified riggers to perform the work. Per current industry standards this certification does not expire once the class has been completed. Each participant must have at least three years of sheet metal experience to qualify for this class.
R. LightfootMcClees Hall
Service & Start Up2/26/2024 - 4/30/2024TU & WED4:30 PM -7:30 PMThis course is designed to introduce the participant to the basics of a service technician. This course will be both classroom theory as well as hands on training. The course will go over system design, heating, cooling, refrigeration, leak detection, equipment troubleshooting, tools, safety practices and system charging. This course will also prepare each participant to take and pass the latest 9th Edition EPA 608 Exam in Core, Type I, Type II, and Type III. This EPA Certification Exam will be given as part of the curriculum and the exams will be purchased by the JATC at no cost to the participants. Participants’ passing all four sections will have earned a Universal EPA Certification. This course will be a total of 60 hours of training.A. BrasingtonJATC TAB LAB
Service & Start Up10/1/2024 - 12/4/2024TU & WED4:30 PM -7:30 PMThis course is designed to introduce the participant to the basics of a service technician. This course will be both classroom theory as well as hands on training. The course will go over system design, heating, cooling, refrigeration, leak detection, equipment troubleshooting, tools, safety practices and system charging. This course will also prepare each participant to take and pass the latest 9th Edition EPA 608 Exam in Core, Type I, Type II, and Type III. This EPA Certification Exam will be given as part of the curriculum and the exams will be purchased by the JATC at no cost to the participants. Participants’ passing all four sections will have earned a Universal EPA Certification. This course will be a total of 60 hours of training.A. BrasingtonJATC TAB LAB
TAB Certification “Prep” Course5/6/2024 - 8/8/2024Mon & Thu4:30 PM -7:30 PMThis course is designed to teach the student from entry level to the experienced level the necessary technical skills to become a Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing (TAB) Certified Technician. This course is a combination of classroom theory and lecture as well as hands on practical training. To become a TAB Certified Technician each participant must successfully pass the International Certification Board (ICB) online exam as well as pass the practical exam at the Local 105 Training Center Certified TAB Lab in City of Industry. C. WrightJATC TAB LAB
TAB Online Testing8/24/2024Saturday8:00 AM - 1:00 PMComputer LabL. MilesJATC Computer Lab
Trimble Total Station Training6/1/2024Saturday7:00 AM - 3:30 PMThis course is designed to introduce the participant to the Trimble Robotic Total Stations being used by many of our Signatory Contractors. Designed specifically for MEP, the Total Station training will be both classroom lecture as well as hands on training and will cover four main topics. 1.) How to correctly setup and establish control of a project area. 2.) Using a Total Station to layout hangers, hole openings, wall openings and/or other layout that is required in the Sheet Metal Industry. 3.) How to correctly load data that has been created by a Detailer via a 3D drawing program and point layout software to locate those points. 4.) How to collect data via the Total Station.D. FoxMcClees Hall
Trimble Total Station Training8/17/2024Saturday7:00 AM - 3:30 PMThis course is designed to introduce the participant to the Trimble Robotic Total Stations being used by many of our Signatory Contractors. Designed specifically for MEP, the Total Station training will be both classroom lecture as well as hands on training and will cover four main topics. 1.) How to correctly setup and establish control of a project area. 2.) Using a Total Station to layout hangers, hole openings, wall openings and/or other layout that is required in the Sheet Metal Industry. 3.) How to correctly load data that has been created by a Detailer via a 3D drawing program and point layout software to locate those points. 4.) How to collect data via the Total Station.D. FoxMcClees Hall
INTRO TO WELDING6/17/2024 - 7/15/2024Mon & Tu4:30 PM -7:30 PMThese courses are designed to introduce the participant to welding and/or enhance their welding skills and overall knowledge of the welding process for the sheet metal industry. This is not a certification course! Welding certification exams can be set up in the future based on the students’ welding competencies. M. VazquezJATC Weld Shop
GMAW (MIG) 7/17/22024 - 8/15/2024Wed & Thu4:30 PM -7:30 PMThese courses are designed to introduce the participant to welding and/or enhance their welding skills and overall knowledge of the welding process for the sheet metal industry. This is not a certification course! Welding certification exams can be set up in the future based on the students’ welding competencies. M. VazquezJATC Weld Shop
GTAW (TIG)8/21/2024 - 9/18/2024 Wed & Thu4:30 PM -7:30 PMThese courses are designed to introduce the participant to welding and/or enhance their welding skills and overall knowledge of the welding process for the sheet metal industry. This is not a certification course! Welding certification exams can be set up in the future based on the students’ welding competencies. M. VazquezJATC Weld Shop
Grinding and Polishing Course 10/7/2024 - 11/4/2024Mon & Thu4:30 PM -7:30 PMThis course will teach different techniques for grinding, polishing and finishing stainless steel. Finishing enhances the metal’s look and durability through methods like polishing and linear sanding. Polishing and finishing stainless steel is done in industrial, kitchen equipment, and in architectural sheet metal work. It takes proper techniques to prevent overheating to maintain the steel’s integrity. In order to take this course will have to know how to GTAW (TIG) weld.L. MilesJATC Weld Shop
Technician A & B course4/1/2024 - 4/29/2024Mon & Tu4:30 PM -7:30 PMThese courses are designed to enhance and improve the technical skills and overall knowledge of the sheet metal industry for all participants. Technicians “C-A” are required to take these courses annually to receive an advancement in wage and classification level. Each participant is expected to maintain 100% attendance to receive course credit. All members who successfully complete these courses will receive a certificate of completion from the JATC.T. SebroJATC Shop
Welding/Brazing Certification Testing and Renewals5/18/2024Saturday8:00 AM - 4:30 PMThese pre-scheduled sessions are days that member can renew their current certifications or try to obtain a Brazing or Welding Certification in the process of GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, and GTAW. All welding certification exams consist of both written and practical portions. You must have knowledge of welding to sign up for the certification test day. These test sessions are not training sessions. They are designed to give each member a convenient time to renew or take a certification exam. Remember, Structural D1.1 certifications expire every 6 months and light gauge D9.1 certifications expire every 12 months.E. SandovalJATC Weld Shop
Welding/Brazing Certification Testing and Renewals8/10/2024Saturday8:00 AM - 4:30 PMThese pre-scheduled sessions are days that member can renew their current certifications or try to obtain a Brazing or Welding Certification in the process of GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, and GTAW. All welding certification exams consist of both written and practical portions. You must have knowledge of welding to sign up for the certification test day. These test sessions are not training sessions. They are designed to give each member a convenient time to renew or take a certification exam. Remember, Structural D1.1 certifications expire every 6 months and light gauge D9.1 certifications expire every 12 months.E. SandovalJATC Weld Shop
Welding/Brazing Certification Testing and Renewals11/9/2024Saturday8:00 AM - 4:30 PMThese pre-scheduled sessions are days that member can renew their current certifications or try to obtain a Brazing or Welding Certification in the process of GMAW, FCAW, SMAW, and GTAW. All welding certification exams consist of both written and practical portions. You must have knowledge of welding to sign up for the certification test day. These test sessions are not training sessions. They are designed to give each member a convenient time to renew or take a certification exam. Remember, Structural D1.1 certifications expire every 6 months and light gauge D9.1 certifications expire every 12 months.E. SandovalJATC Weld Shop
iTi ONLINEwww.sheetmetal-iti.orgOnline Courses offered from the iTi and SMACNA of San Diego
These courses are designed to enhance your technical skills with a more convenient schedule to the member. Online courses consist of:
International Training Institute (iTi):
• Foreperson Training
• Office Tutorials
• Introduction to Lean Construction
• Supervisory Training
• Title 24 2019/2022 MATT Level 1&2 New Certification
Please visit www.sheetmetal-iti.org for details. If you do not already have a user profile you will need to create one. All courses listed above are free to all members in good standing.
ONLINE
SMOHIT HELPLINE 877-884-6227 https://www.smohit.orgSMOHIT helpline is available to all members and their family.
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