Upgrading Classes


Upgrading classes are available to all contributing members of Local 80. They are held one evening per week, Monday - Thursday evenings from 5pm – 8pm at:

Local 80 Training Center
32700 Dequindre Road
Warren MI 48092

Spring/Summer classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.  A minimum of (5) students must be enrolled in a class for it to remain scheduled.  Please see the class information for additional registration details.  To register for classes, call the Training Center at (586) 979-5190


Spring/Summer Classes

EPA 608 Certification  

This 2-day class will prepare the student to take and pass an EPA Section 608 Certification Test. This class will be held on Monday, May 3rd and Wednesday May 5th from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The certification test will be given in the last part of class on Wednesday. The deadline for registration is Wednesday April 28, 2021.

Instructor: Dennis Marentette



Keith Klos Memorial Copper Class 

Students enrolled in the Keith Klos Memorial Copper class will receive materials and instructions to build one copper project (copper lighthouse, hurricane lantern or birdhouse). The class will meet on Wednesday evenings for eight weeks starting on Wednesday May 5th, from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. The deadline for registration is Friday April 30, 2021. The class is limited to ten people.  Local 80 Journeymen can register starting April 5, 2021.  Registration for all other eligible members begins April 12.  Apprentices can register for this class if they have completed and passed Sheet Metal Layout during their in-class training or the night/upgrading class.  

Instructor: Sam Velez



Pipe Welding/Welding 1-4 - CLASS IS FULL

This will be the same class that is offered on Thursday nights during the Fall and Winter terms.  It is a 12-week class that begins Thursday, May 6.  Deadline to register is Wednesday, April 29.

Instructor: Matt Kelly




Fall upgrading class registration starts August 9, 2021 for all Building Trades and Architectural Journeymen, Indentured Apprentices and Production Workers. Probationary Apprentices can register starting August 16, 2021. To register for classes, call the Training Center at (586) 979-5190. The Fall term will begin the week of Monday, September 13, 2021.

Members registering for a class must submit a check for $60 to the Local 80 Training Center in order to reserve a seat in the class. The check will be cashed if the member does not complete the class. Apprentices are not required to submit a check but will appear before the Joint Apprenticeship Committee if they do not complete the class.


Fall 2021 Class Schedule 

CANCELED: Class is not being offered, likely because the minimum number of 5 seats has not been filled.

OPEN: There are open seats and the class is accepting students.

CLOSED: The class has already started or registration has not yet begun.


 Class Faculty  Status  Start Date Class Day   Weeks Max Seats  Seats Available 
Detailing Altizer CLOSED September 13, 2021 Mon 12 8 8
Trade Math** O'Rourke CLOSED September 13, 2021
Mon 12 10 10
Welding 1-4 Velez  CLOSED September 13, 2021
Mon 12 10 8
HVAC Field Installation Dufour CLOSED September 13, 2021
Mon 12 8 8
First Aid 1st Session Jackson CLOSED September 7, 2021     
Tues 3 6 6
First Aid 2nd Session Jackson CLOSED
October 5, 2021       
Tues 3 6 6
First Aid - Saturday Jackson CLOSED November 2, 2021 Tues 1 6 6
Welding I/Grease Duct Welding Zabik  CLOSED  September 15, 2021 
12 10 10
Introduction to AutoCAD               Wilkos CLOSED September 15, 2021
Wed 12 8 8
T.A.B. 2                                         
McGow CLOSED September 15, 2021
Wed 12 8 8
OSHA 30 Jackson CLOSED September 15, 2021
12 10 10
Sheet Metal Layout Flood CLOSED  September 15, 2021
Wed  12 8 8
Trimble Total Station Sievers CLOSED September 15, 2021 Wed 4 6 6
Reading Plans & Spec Blackwood CLOSED September 16, 2021
Thurs 12 10 10
Air Conditioning 1 Hedlund CLOSED September 16, 2021
Thurs 12 8 8
Architectural Velez CLOSED September 16, 2021
Thurs 12 8 8
Welding I / Pipe Welding Kelly CLOSED September 16, 2021
Thurs 12 10 10
Revit I & II Shuboy CLOSED September 16, 2021
Thurs 12 8 8

Welding class information:

Grease Duct Welding and Pipe Welding will be offered to members that have passed the Welding I class or members that have adequate field experience in GMAW.  Welding I will run concurrently with both classes.  You must specify which course you would like to take at the time of registration.


Detailing class information:

Reading Plans and Specs and Introducton to AutoCAD are prerequisites to Detailing IDetailing I or on-the-job detailing experience is a prerequisite to Revit I



**Passing the Trade Math class is required for all apprentices that are unable to score 70% or higher on their Trade Math "Test-Out" Test.  Apprentices must complete the class in their first 2 years of the apprenticeship.