Our training doesn't end with apprenticeship. We offer extended training programs to keep our members abreast of the latest and greatest in the field. 

In addition to classes designed to keep members up-to-date, we offer a number of certifications to expand your professional repertoire, including:

OSHA Training, First Aid, CPR, Lift Training, Pre-action & Dry Systems, Blaze Master/Lubrizol CPVC Training, Victaulic Vortex System, Copper Solder & Brazing, Hanging & Bracing, Fire Pump Repacking & Rebuild, NFPA 25, Forklift Safety, Architectural Plan Reading, Dry Systems in Refrigerated Spaces, Fall Protection, and Fire Pump Testing.

Please call the JAC office to sign up for all classes.  (562) 907-7622

Spring 2019 (February 2019-May 2019)  Journeyman Training Schedule. Click here for a pdf.

CPR & First Aid – these classes will be scheduled as needed. Class sizes limited to 12. Please call the JAC Office to be put on a list, once we have 6 members signed up we will schedule the class.

February 2019

NFPA 25 California Edition (2 nights)

This class covers the NFPA 25 2013 California Edition ITM for water based fire protection systems. The class will cover the most used portions of NFPA 25 as well as proper report taking and record keeping. Also covered will be best practices and evaluations of reports. We will be using the electronic book version through our online access. This class is limited to 20 people. State Certified

Tue. 2/5, 2/12; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; W. Small'; 8 CEU hours

CPVC Certification Class

This Class is designed to give you the proper methods of Solvent Cementing CPVC Pipe together and best practices of installation. This class is given by a representative from Lubirzol and a course completion card will be mailed out after the completion of the class (We Have Space for 24 Members in this class). State Certified.

Wed. 2/13; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; J. Amavisca; 4 CEU hours

Forklift & Reach Forklift Training

This class will cover the basic safe operation of forklifts. Students will learn the safe operation of forklift use and will demonstrate the proper use and limitations of a forklift. Class room and field time will be given. If remediation is needed, we will schedule additional nights if needed. A completion card will be mailed out after completion of the class. State Certified.

Wed. 2/20; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; J. Amavisca 4 CEU hours

Dry Systems in Refrigerated Spaces

This class will cover the basics of Dry Systems in refrigerated spaces. Using NFPA 13 2013 ed. this class will go in depth of requirements and best practices of installation, testing and maintenance of dry systems in refrigerated spaces. This class is limited to 20 people. State Certified.

Tue. 2/26; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; R. Denis; 4 CEU hours

March 2019

Trimble Total Robotic Station Layout (3 nights)

This class will cover the set up and use of the Total Robotic Station as used for layout of fire protection systems. Students will run through set, trouble shooting and scenario situations to better familiarize themselves with the total robotic station. This class is limited to 8 people. Basic Computer skills are required. State Certified.

Tue, Mon. & Tue. 3/5, 3/11, 3/12; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; R. Gutierrez/C. Cullen; 16 CEU hours

Scissor & Boom Lift Training

This class will cover the basic safe operation of Arial Platforms classroom and practical. Also covered will be scissor lift safety and operation. Students will be given time to practice operation of each type of equipment. Proper work attire required. A certification card will be mailed out after class is completed. State Certified.

Wed. 3/6; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; J. Amavisca; 4 CEU hours

Copper I (2 nights)

This class will cover basic safety as well as proper torch setup and safety. Students will learn proper technique for the installation of copper soldering and brazing. This course is a basic introduction to copper installation and is a prerequisite for Copper II. Students must wear work attire as well as long sleeve shirts, work boots and proper PPE. This class is limited to 10 people. State Certified.

Mon. 3/18, 3/25; 5:00p – 9:00p; Class Room #3 B; Arballo; 8 CEU hours

Reliable Sprinkler Co. Dry Valves

We will cover the basic set up & trip test of both the new Dry Valves. This class will only be covering the Reliable Sprinkler valves and assemblies in this portion. Students will be given information on the installation, testing and maintenance of the Reliable valve assemblies. Participants must wear work attire and proper PPE. This class is limited to 20 people. State Certified.

Tue. 3/19; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; R. Denis; 4 CEU hours

April 2019

OSHA 30 Hour (8 nights)

The OSHA 30-hour Construction Industry Outreach Training course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in the construction industry. This is an eight (8) night class and you must attend all 8 nights to receive the 30 hour certificate, no partial time will be given. (We Have Space for 24 Members in this class). A OSHA 30 completion card will be mailed out upon successful completion of class. State Certified.

Wed. 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; J. Amavisca; 30 CEU hours

Copper II (2 nights)

This is an advanced copper class. Students must have taken Copper I to take this class. Students will be performing complexed techniques in copper soldering and brazing. Techniques like, “in the air” repairs, installation, T Drill use and but joining of copper pipe. This class is mostly shop time, a small safety portion will take place prior to shop work. Students must wear work attire, long sleeve shirts and proper PPE. This class is limited to 10 people. State Certified.

Mon. 4/8, 4/15; 5:00p – 9:00p; Class Room #3 B; Arballo'; 8 CEU hours

Basic Fire Alarm and Devices (2 nights)

This class will cover basic electrical safety around fire alarm panels and their devices, basic electrical theory, installation and testing of many different types of fire alarm devices, as well as how to use a multimeter. Students will have hands on shop time to install and test devices. Work attire is require as well as PPE. If you have a multimeter you may bring it to use in class. This class is limited to 20 people. State Certified.

Tue. 4/9, 4/16; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; L. Vincent; 8 CEU hours

Fire Pump Repacking

This class will cover Fire Pump Repacking of the horizontal spilt case pumps. Students will have hands on class time of the proper methods and techniques of repacking a horizontal split case fire pump including proper sizing of the packing, components and procedures. Proper work attire is required as well as proper PPE. (Class is Limited to 8 members). State Certified.

Tue. 4/23; 5:00p – 9:00p; Shop; A. Vincent; 4 CEU hours

May 2019

Hangers and Bracing

This class will cover the proper types and uses of different types of hangers, bracing and attachments. Using NFPA 13 2013 ed. to identify what hangers can and cannot be used in different situations, as well as what types of attachments can be used in a given application. Also, bracing will be discussed and proper ways and methods of using bracing. This class is limited to 20 people. State Certified.

Tue. 5/7; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; B. Sloan; 4 CEU hours

Valve Repacking

This class will cover methods and procedures of how to repack different types of valves including proper types of packing and gasket material. Students will receive class time as well as shop time. Work attire is required as well as proper PPE. This class is limited to 15 people. State Certified.

Tue. 5/14; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; W. Small; 4 CEU hours

Competent Person Training

This class will prepare you to be capable of identifying existing and predictable hazards in the surroundings or working conditions which are unsanitary, hazardous, or dangerous to employees, and who has authorization to take prompt corrective measures to eliminate them. This class is limited to 20 people. State Certified.

Tue. 5/21; 5:00p – 9:00p; Union Hall; L. Vincent; 4 CEU hours

Fire Pump Testing

This class will cover annual fire pump testing, including how to calculate GPM and proper use of equipment as well as calculating proper flow testing. This class is limited to 15 people. State Certified.

Tue. 5/28; 5:00p – 9:00p; Fire Pump Room; A. Vincent; 4 CEU hours

*More classes will be added as they become available, including Saturday classes.

** Work attire (long pants, close-toed shoes, sleeved shirts) are required for ALL Journeymen training classes. Anyone not following the dress code will be removed from class and no credit will be given.