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Workshops for Warriors (WFW), is a State-licensed, board governed, fully audited, 501 (c) (3) nonprofit school founded in 2008. Workshops for Warriors is a private institution and is approved to operate by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. (BPPE) “Approved” means the school operates in compliance with state standards as set forth in Chapter 8, Part 59, Division 10, Title 3 of the California Education Code. Visit www.bbpe.ca.gov for more information.

This institution is not accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. These programs do not lead to licensure in California or other states. A student enrolled in an unaccredited institution is not eligible for federal financial aid.

The Machining Program is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) which is recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Welding Program is accredited by the American Welding Society (AWS), which is the worldwide leader in certification programs for the welding industry.

Workshops for Warriors’ administrative offices and training facility is located at 2970 Main Street, San Diego, CA 92113-3730

Thanks to private donors, there are no program charges for veterans and transitioning service members to become trained and certified in our advanced manufacturing programs. Visit here to see our supporters.

Students can apply to enter one of our programs—Welding for Warriors or Machining for Warriors or can take specific classes that meet their needs. Visit here to apply. Once you have submitted your application, a representative of WFW will be in contact.

Welding for Warriors
Program Description
The Workshops for Warriors Welding for Warriors program is designed to prepare veterans, transitioning service members, and other students to become well­ rounded entry level Welders with upward mobility potential. The curriculum is a combination of safety and extensive hands-on training. The duration of the training is 16 weeks or 160 hours per course. The complete program includes four basic courses that must be taken in sequential order: SMAW, GMAW and FCAW. College credit is not awarded for this program, rather it is designed as a program of study culminating in industry recognized advanced manufacturing credentials which test the retention and application of the skills needed for a career in Welding.
Program Mission
To provide classroom instruction and hands on training on state of the art equipment required to developed well-rounded entry level skilled Welders. Students are provided opportunities to earn industry recognized certifications to prepare them for gainful employment as certified Welders.
Program Objectives
Upon completion of program, the student will successfully operate and qualify to all required welding standards, in the four welding process: SMAW, GMAW, and FCAW.
Graduation Requirements
To complete this program the student must attend at least 85% of the scheduled hours of instruction and attain at least 80% average on assigned quizzes or tests.
Total Clock Hours
The complete program of four basic courses is 640 hours
Final Test Exams
None
Required Internship
None
Machining for Warriors
Program Description
The Workshops for Warriors CNC Machinist program is designed to prepare veterans, transitioning service members, and other students to become well-rounded entry level CNC machinists with upward mobility potential. The curriculum is a combination of machining theory and extensive hands-on training. The duration of the training is 16 weeks or 56-168 hours per course. The complete program includes five basic courses: Immerse2Learn, SOLIDWORKS, Mastercam, CNC Mill and CNC Lathe. College credit is not awarded for this program, rather it is designed as a program of study around industry recognized credentials based on skills needed for a career in machining. This program is designed as an accelerated program of study culminating in industry recognized advanced manufacturing credentials which test the retention and application of the skills needed for a career in machining.
Program Mission
To provide classroom instruction and hands on training on state of the art equipment required to develop well-rounded entry level skilled machinists and CAD/CAM programmers. Students are provided opportunities to earn industry recognized certifications to prepare them for gainful employment as certified CNC machinists or CAD/CAM programmers.
Program Objectives
Upon completion of training the student will successfully operate and qualify to all required machining standards in Machining, Measurement, Materials and Safety, Job Planning, Bench work, and Layout Drill Press, CNC Turning, CNC Milling, and CAD/CAM programming.
Graduation Requirements
Upon completion of training the student will successfully operate and qualify to all required machining standards in Machining, Measurement, Materials and Safety, Job Planning, Bench work, and Layout Drill Press, CNC Turning, CNC Milling, and CAD/CAM programming.
Total Clock Hours
The complete program of five basic courses is 560 hours
Final Test Exams
Final exam administered at the end of semester
Required Internship
None

Courses Offered

  1. Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD): SOLIDWORKS
  2. Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM): MASTERCAM
  3. Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM): CNC LATHE
  4. Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM): CNC MILLING
  5. Immerse2Learn
  6. Shielded Metal Arc Welding Basic (SMAWB)
  7. Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW)
  8. Flux Cored Arc Welding (FCAW)
  9. AMADA FOM2 Laser
  10. AMADA CNC Press Brake
  11. Flowmaster Programming and Waterjet Operation
  12. Forklift Safety
  13. Snap-On and Starrett Tools
  14. 3D Printing
  15. Robotics

Visit here for a full list of potential credentials to be earned at Workshops for Warriors.

Any questions a student may have regarding this catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered by the institution may be directed to the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education at 2535 Capital Oaks Dr., #400  Sacramento,  CA  95833, P.O.  Box 980818, West Sacramento, CA 95798, www.bppe.ca.gov,  toll free telephone number (888) 370-7589 Fax (916) 263-1897.

A student, or any member of the public, may file a complaint about this institution with the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education by calling toll free (888) 370-7589 or by completing a complaint form, which can be obtained on the bureau’s Internet web site www.bppe.ca.gov.

This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of San Diego.