About Our Training
Real World Training... for Real World Needs
"Excellent practical knowledge. I would highly recommend to others."
Kshamip Soni - Project Engineer - Watson Laboratories
Unaffiliated and Non-Commercial
Unlike some training experiences, you won’t get a sales presentation at an American Trainco
seminar – all you get is an honest, commercially unbiased education. We do not engage in the
practice of selling or promoting other company’s products or services, so you know that by
attending one of our public seminars, your time and money is well spent.
"I appreciate the fact that you are not pushing any products - just information."
Terry Blackwell - Maintenance Tech. Support - Clackamas County Facilities
High Quality, Interactive Presentations
From the start we demanded that all our presentations would be lively, attractive, crisp and clear. Our
instructors use computers with the latest technology, top of the line projection equipment and software
to bring you a high quality visual experience. We mix hands-on training with video, presentations, lectures,
PowerPoint, equipment demonstrations, use of reference materials, round table discussions and real world
examples taken directly from the students in the classroom.
"No sleeping in this class!"
Tom Onuschak - Eastwood Printing
Student Needs Based Training
Each student comes to an American Trainco course with particular needs and reasons. From individual
to individual and class to class, these needs vary. That is why we don't teach to the needs of a
curriculum, but rather to the needs of the students. At the beginning of each class our instructors
assess who is in the classroom, how much knowledge they already have, what type of work they do, and
their primary purpose for coming to the seminar. From there the instructor will determine the best
approach for the class. By rearranging training modules, bringing in different materials and spending
time in the areas that the students care about the most, the instructor can present a class to match
the students’ needs and not just recite a canned curriculum. Students will get the basic education
they are promised and expect, but along the way it will be applied to their unique work circumstances
and reasons for being in the classroom. “There is no sense talking about baseball when students are
there to learn about football.”
"…very clear and precise, not over our heads."
David Daniels - Maintenance Supervisor - Hunting Oilfield
For over 15 years we've been watching the interaction between student and instructor in the seminar
classroom. Students who were provided a traditional college or vocational type "textbook" rarely
opened them. Instead they would take notes on paper and ask the instructor if they could get a copy
of his slideshow. This forced us to realize that "teaching from a curriculum" is different than
"teaching to the needs of the student". No matter how much expertise has been written into a textbook,
if a student doesn't read it, then that book is useless, at least to them. So American Trainco seminar
manuals, workbooks, reference handouts and other aids are designed specifically to meet the unique
needs of maintenance technicians whose learning styles primarily include seeing, doing and verbal
interaction. This method of providing course content has proven an effective way to communicate large
amounts of critical information in a very limited time and is one of the reasons why we have such a
high success rate in our classrooms and thousands of repeat customers.
"Large volumes of information in an understandable manner"
Kelly Thomas - Electrician - Western Air Defense Sector, McCord AFB
Real World Applications
Because all of our instructors have "real world" experience, they understand what students need
most in their training to perform their jobs at a high level. While theories and principles are
discussed and a required part of any education, our courses put emphasis on the critical information
students will need to go back to their facility the next day to work in a safer and more efficient
"…great discussions of real on the job type situations."
Daniel Williams - Maintenance Supervisor - Mount Hermon Assoc.
Types of Courses
American Trainco offers the most comprehensive course offering in the industry with dozens of
industrial and commercial maintenance training classes for facilities, building, plant and manufacturing.
Whether an it's an open enrollment seminar or an in-house workshop, our expert instructors can make
sure that the training is relevant to your specific building or equipment needs whether it's a hospital,
school, airport, manufacturing facility, utility, mine, wastewater plant or other commercial or
industrial entity. Every seminar is designed specifically for the learning style and needs of the
maintenance technician professional.
Who Should Attend
From the novice who is just learning the job to experienced multi-craft technician and degreed
engineers, American Trainco has trained them all. There are many dozens of job titles that represent
American Trainco students, but all get the education they need as our expert instructors are trained
to read the people in the class, identify their purposes for being there, and then teach to the
individual students’ levels and needs, even among a diverse audience. Students come from a wide
variety of industries, skill-levels, company sizes, and job titles, so if you're not certain you
will fit into our classes, don't worry - you will - as long as you have an interest in learning.
About Our CEUs and Certification
Upon completion of a course students receive .7 CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) for each day
attended, recognized by ATI (American Trainco Inc.), MTAA (Maintenance Training Association of
the Americas), and in most cases, ACE (American Council on Education). Students may also qualify
for a separate “MTAA Certification” designation by taking and passing an optional written exam at
the end of a qualifying seminar.