SEIU Local 1 Training Center
Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes

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Spring 2019 Schedule of Classes

Class DateTimeDurationDescription
2-Year Apprenticeship Program Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, Orientation is on January 7th, 8th or 9th6PM-10PM2-YearsComprehensive training covering all aspects of building maintenance. Graduates are awarded Journeyman’s Certificate from the US Department of Labor. Mandatory for all newly hired “A” level employees. Classes meet 1 night per week.
Health & Safety Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, January 14th, 15th or 16th6PM-10PM5 WeeksOSHA compliance, protective equipment, financial literacy and familiarizing yourself with your health benefits
Hand Tools and Power Tools Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, February 19th, 20th or 25th6PM-10PM9 WeeksSafe and proper use of hand tools and power tools in the workplace.
Mathematics Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday, April 23rd, 24th or 29th6PM-10PM6 WeeksBasic math for on-the-job application
Blueprint Reading Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, January 8th, 9th or 10th6PM-10PM7 WeeksHow to read, use and create blueprints
Plumbing Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, February 25th, 27th or 28th6PM-10PM8 WeeksPlumbing principles, repairs and preventive maintenance
Low-Pressure Boiler Systems Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, April 22nd, 24th or 25th6PM-10PM5 WeeksIn-depth instruction on boiler operations
Water Treatment (1 Night Seminar) Tuesdays, May 7th, 14th or 21st
Students choose 1 night to attend
6PM-10PM1 NightWater Treatment for heating and cooling
Electricity Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, January 8th, 9th or 10th6PM-10PM13 WeeksBasic Electricity, Electrical Safety and Troubleshooting Electrical Systems.
*Required before you can take HVAC or Saturday Advanced Electricity Course.
Carpentry Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, April 9th, 10th or 11th6PM-10PM7 WeeksBasic repairs to walls, tile, windows, floors, etc.
Locks & Keys Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, January 7th, 9th or 10th6PM-10PM7 WeeksLocksmithing and key pinning
HVAC (Heating, Ventilation & A/C) Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday
February 27th, 28th or March 5th
6PM-10PM13 WeeksComprehensive instruction in basic Air Conditioning principles as well as how to troubleshoot common A/C problems.
*Students must complete Electricity course before enrolling.


*These courses are FREE to SEIU Members under the ABOMA contract
Class DateTimeDurationDescription
Basic Computers Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 23rd6PM-9PM2 Nights Each Week for 3 Weeks (6 total sessions)Using the computer, mouse and keyboard. Introduction to Microsoft Word and the internet
Advanced Computers Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 14th6PM-9PM2 Nights Each Week for 3 Weeks (6 total sessions)Writing letters, creating a budget, setting up an e-mail account

English as a Second Language

Classes are taught in English, so we can accommodate a wide range of native languages (Spanish, Eastern European, Polish, etc.)
Class DateTimeDurationDescription
ESL Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 12th6PM-9PM2 Nights Each Week for 12 Weeks (24 total sessions)CLASS BEGINS TUESDAY, MARCH 12th

Foreign Language

Class DateTimeDurationDescription
Learn Basic Spanish Wednesdays, March 13th6PM-9PM12 Weeks 
Leadership Skills Seminar  Wednesday, May 9th12:30PM-4:30PM4 Hours*Leading by example, mentoring others and climbing the career ladder.
*Class is open to all Property Service Employees-Janitors, Engineers and Door Staff.


The following topics will be covered:
  • Orientation
  • Customer Service and Communication Skills
  • Basic Health and Safety
  • American Red Cross CPR
  • Fire Safety
  • Green Housekeeping
  • Hard Floor Care Lecture
  • Hard Floor Care Hands-On Demonstration
  • Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
  • Outdoor Maintenance and Landscaping
Courses are offered on 10 Consecutive Thursdays
Class DateTimeDurationDescription
Day Classes Thursdays, January 17th & March 28th12:30PM – 4:30PM10 Weeks 
Night Classes Thursdays, January 17th & March 28th6:00PM – 10:00PM10 Weeks 


NEW FORMAT THIS YEAR with 2 classes added – Active Shooter Situations and Harassment in the Workplace

Students can choose any number of classes to attend. If you attend at least 6 out of the 8 classes, you will receive a certificate for the Door Staff Training Program.
Class DateTimeDurationDescription
ORIENTATION (AND 401K INFORMATION) Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksStudents will go over the current ABOMA contract with regards to pension, benefits, holidays, sick days, etc.
CUSTOMER SERVICE & COMMUNICATION SKILLS Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksLooking sharp on the job, interacting with residents, knowing your building and your neighborhood.
BUILDING EVACUATION Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksProper evacuation procedures in an emergency situation.
CRIME PREVENTION & ANTI-TERRORISM Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksObservation skills, making your building a hard target, keeping your building secure.
CUSTOMER SERVICE II Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksNew ideas on how Doormen can assist residents in their building and improve their level of service.
CPR & AED CERTIFICATION Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksUp-to-date American Heart Association Certification
ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksLife saving measures and how to react during an active shooter situation at your building
PROFESSIONALISM IN THE WORKPLACE Begin on Tuesday, February 5th or April 2ndDaytime Course:
12:30PM – 4:30PM
Evening Course:
6:00PM – 10:00PM
6 WeeksPromoting a harassment-free environment among co-workers and residents in your building

To enroll, please fill out the attached registration form and fax it to


Class DateTimeDurationDescription
City of Chicago Stationary Engineers Exam – Preparation Course Wednesday, January 9th6PM9 Weeks9 week course on Thursday nights to prepare students to pass the Licensing Exam. Exam will be given by the City of Chicago on Wednesday, March 6th. Must be one of the following to enroll:
  • Head Engineer / Assistant EngineerGraduate of the 2-year Apprenticeship Program
City of Chicago – Fire Safety Director’s Course and Examination Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
May 15th to 17th
12:00PM-4:00PM3 Days3 day course to become a certified Fire Safety Director
  • Must attend all 3 days and pass exam to become certified
  • $500 fee to the City of Chicago
Certified Swimming Pool Operators Course and Examination Wednesday & Thursday, March 20th & 21st
Tuesday & Wednesday May 7th & 8th
8:00AM-4:00PM2 DaysInstructor: Deborah Todner, Aquapure
2 day course to receive CPO designation though the National Swimming Pool Foundation
*$150 Fee Applies
Residential Heat Load Analyst April 29th to May 20th (4 consecutive Monday nights) 6:00PM-10:00PM16 HoursBecome certified to calculate the size of HVAC equipment that is appropriate for your property to operate most efficiently.
Instructor: Fernando Salcedo and Zack Comor
CFC/EPA Course and Examination (EPA 608 Universal License) Friday, May 17th
Saturday, May 18th
1 Day1 day course and exam for license to work on Air Conditioning units. Students must be currently enrolled in or have already passed the 13-week HVAC course
*$45 Fee Applies
**If you receive the EPA-608 Universal License, you may register for the R410-A certification on Saturday, May 25th


Class DateTimeDurationDescription
Advanced HVAC Course Monday, January 28th8:00AM-12:00PM6 Weeks6-week course that will focus on hands-on training. Each week will be a new project that builds on the 13-week HVAC Course.
Advanced Electricity Course Monday, March 11th8:00AM-12:00PM6 Weeks6-week course on Monday nights that will build on the 13 week Electricity Course in the 2-year apprenticeship program. Topics will include conduit bending, breaker boxes and residential wiring.
Heat Load Analyst Certification Monday, April 29th8:00AM-12:00PM4 Weeks4 week course to help you understand how to run your heating system efficiently and in proportion to your building size
*In order to enroll for Advanced HVAC Course, you must have already passed the 13 week HVAC course.
*In order to enroll for Advanced Electricity Course, you must have already passed the 13 week Electricity course.
The SEIU Local 1 Training Center is located at 120 S. Sangamon in the West Loop. Please call 312.226.1444 for more information.