OUR MOST POPULAR HYDRAULIC COURSE and we're keeping 2021 tuition at the 2020 rate, $1700!

This training course is Step 1 of AMT's PA State recognized INDUSTRIAL FLUID POWER (IFP) Program [see link below for Program information].

(GSH) 5 days - The US is undergoing the biggest turnover of its workforce in its history. Many of the newer American industrial maintenance workers are stepping into their positions with limited formal training or experience with manufacturing technology - electrical, mechanical and hydraulic fluid power.

This 5-day training course is the first step (step 1) in the development of competent maintenance mechanics and technical personnel that need to be capable of understanding, maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing complex hydraulic systems. This includes proper pump setup and commissioning techniques.

This first step hydraulic training seminar concentrates on developing students' in-depth understanding of industrial hydraulic fundamentals. These fundamentals include: characteristics of fluid pressure, fluid flow, fluid power, cylinder and hydraulic motor speed control, system heat production. Students will understand the purpose, function, operation and hydraulic schematic symbol for all major hydraulic valves and pumps. This training includes ample hands-on lab exercises to reinforce the classroom lecture. We want our students to come, prepared to be challenged in the classroom and the lab.

* This training course qualifies for AMT's PA State recognized Industrial Fluid Power Program.  Enrollment in this program is optional and without additional cost.  Student evaluation at the end of the training course.

Click here for information on the AMT Industrial Fluid Power (IFP) Program.


Prerequisite: Working in a manufacturing facility - no prior hydraulic training required.

Click here for a detailed GSH topical outline.



February 8 - 12, 2021
*  April 19 - 23, 2021 ---- now scheduled as a Video Conferencing class with a reduced tuition price: $1,500
       *  as a v/c class without lab equipment access,  it does not qualify as part of the IFP Program.
June 21 - 25, 2021
August 23 - 27, 2021
September 27 - October 1, 2021
November 29 - December 3, 2021

Tuition: $1,700 includes all training materials, breakfast items, morning and afternoon refreshments and complete lunch.

Payment - all major credit cards, cash or company check, PO with 30 day net terms.

For more information or check on enrollment availability, call 800-597-6577 or email

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