Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 J.A.T.C.
1181 Adams St., Dorchester, MA 02124

Continuing Education

As time goes on, some things stay the same in the Sheet Metal trade, but other things change. As technology, equipment and codes continue to change, you need to keep up with the safest and most up-to-date procedures on the job. The Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Training Center has a qualified staff of journeymen instructors to help you get the job done effectively and efficiently. For journeymen who want to keep up to date on the latest materials, methods, products and codes, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17 Training Center offers a variety of advanced journey persons training courses. To accommodate the members’ work schedule, classes are offered in the evening, during the day and on weekends at our state-of-the-art facility in Boston.

Air Flow Measurements            

Tuesday, March 12th            3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • The course is especially geared towards TAB technicians and meets CEU requirements for TABB technicians whose certifications needs to be renewed in March.  The course will also be good for CEUS for Fire/Smoke techs which most of the industry carries.  We are offering the course first to our TAB Contractors and their technicians.


Life Safety Damper Presentation    

Monday, March 18th                                                                       4 pm – 7 pm 

  • This course meets the CEU requirements for FLS technicians whose certification needs to be renewed in March.

NFPA Hot Works (Paul Daley)

Wednesday, March 27th                                                               4 pm to 7 pm

  • Hot work is any activity or process that involves open flames or that generates sparks or heat and includes: Welding and allied processes; heat treating; grinding; thawing pipes; powder-driven fasteners; hot riveting; torch-applied roofing; and any similar applications producing or using sparks, flame or heat.

Welding Certifications (Marc Lamonica) 

            March 12th & 13th                                                                         3:30 pm

  • This class is for current welders that need to be certified or re-certified

MIG Welding (Marc Lamonica)

Tuesdays & Wednesdays              Starting March 26th             4 pm to 8 pm

  • MIG welding is an arc welding process in which a continuous solid wire electrode is fed through a welding gun and into the weld pool, joining the two base materials together. A shielding gas is also sent through the welding gun and protects the weld pool from contamination. In fact, MIG stands for metal inert gas. The technical name for it is gas metal arc welding (or GMAW), and the slang name for it is wire welding.

Welded Black Iron Duct      

Mondays & Thursdays                     Starting March 25th           4 pm to 8 pm

  • This course is designed to teach how to form and weld Black Iron Ductwork. Participants will fabricate round and rectangular duct mimicking a shop environment and then install the individual components in a mock-up simulating worksite conditions were out of position welding and tight spaces are common. 

Residential HVAC II – Service

Wednesdays                           Starting March 27th                       4 pm to 8 pm

  • This Course is designed to teach the sheet metal worker how to do basic HVAC service and identify parts of basic AC and gas furnaces.

Basic CAD (Mike Gallant)

Tuesdays & Thursdays                 Starting March 26th                   4 pm to 8 pm

This course is designed to teach sheet metal workers the basic principles of Auto/CAD drawing. They will also be introduced to basic computer aided drawing and time saving options. The students are taught how to create a drawing, save it and recall it for later use. These drawings are then able to be printed. The students will be introduced to shop and field drawings of certain jobs in which they must input the information into the computer systems and begin the fabrication process. This course also places special emphasis on proper use and care of the equipment.

Foreman Training (Paul Daley)

Wednesdays                           Starting April 3rd                             4 pm to 8 pm

  • This course is designed to develop skilled Sheet Metal Worker foremen. During this course the participants will learn the roles and responsibilities of the foreman. In addition, they will learn how to create an effective work team, communicate effectively, apply problem-solving skills, document and maintain records, maintain labor-management relations, plan and schedule work, implement a safety program, and ensure the quality of work.


Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday       Starting April 2nd         4 pm to 8 pm

  • This course is a comprehensive safety program designed for anyone involved in general industry. Specifically devised for safety directors, foremen, and field supervisors; the program provides complete information on OSHA compliance issues.