Online Training

IFPS, in conjunction with Industrial Training Zone, offers online training courses. Each course delivers a broad-based understanding of the most important fluid power subject matter concepts. Courses begin with the basics: physics laws, systems basics and design, basic analysis, and basic components and then demonstrate how these systems apply to our industry and how they work and interact with each other. 

Each training course features approximately 12-16 hours of trade-specific e-training filled with simulations, assessments, quizzes, tests, learning labs, and more. Completion of the online training courses does not constitute IFPS Certification; however, after completion of the course, you may be better prepared to take the appropriate IFPS certification test.  Online courses are listed below:
*available in metric
** available in metric, Spanish, and Spanish (metric)
+ available in Spanish
 
 
 
 
Mobile Hydraulics Course - also available in metric

Mobile Hydraulics Course - This course covers the basics of hydrostatic transmissions, as well as valves and maintenance systems common to almost all combustion engine vehicles.

Students also study the symbols and language of hydraulic schematics for a comprehensive understanding of mobile hydraulic systems.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • Fluid Power Physics
  • Pumps  
  • Actuators 
  • Pressure Control  
  • Hydrostatic Transmissions 
  • Directional Control 
  • Flow Control
  • Modular Valves
  • Fluid Conditioning
  • Check Valves
  • Accessory Components
  • Fluid Conductors
  • Understanding Schematics

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Industrial Hydraulic Course - available in metric, Spanish, and Spanish (metric)

Industrial Hydraulics Course -This course delivers an interactive training experience designed to help students understand the various components found in a typical hydraulic system and how these components function and interact with each other.

Learn about various hydraulic pumps, actuators and pressure controls. See how directional flow and modular control valves operate and produce force inside hydraulic systems. Study maintenance practices for hydraulic systems and their accessories. Understand the basic physics laws as they apply to fluid power and the symbols represented in hydraulic schematics.

The learning labs, 3D simulations, quizzes, and tests presented in this course bring unmatched interactivity for a comprehensive view of hydraulic systems.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • Fluid Power Physics
  • Pumps
  • Actuators
  • Pressure Control
  • Directional Control 
  • Flow Control 
  • Fluid Conditioning
  • Check Valves
  • Accessory Components
  • Fluid Conductors
  • Understanding Schematics 
  • Basic System Design
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Industrial Mechanical Course - available in metric

Industrial Mechanical Course - delivers an interactive training experience designed to show the various components found in a typical mechanical system and how these components function and interact with each other. Learn about topics such as linear actuators, clutches, brakes, bearings, gears, drives, and more. Study how these mechanical systems work and how to troubleshoot them.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • Mechanical Physics
  • Linear Actuators
  • Clutches
  • Brakes
  • Clutch/Brake Combinations
  • Bearings 
  • Gears 
  • Drives
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Mobile Electrical Course - available in metric

Mobile Electrical Course - delivers an interactive training experience designed to help trainees understand the fundamental concepts of electrical systems of mobile equipment, including the basic electrical system common to almost all combustion engine vehicles.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • Electrical Fundamentals
  • Circuit Fundamentals
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Basic Magnetism
  • Circuit Components
  • Electrical Testers
  • Charging & Starting Systems

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Industrial Pneumatics Course - available in metric

Industrial Pneumatics Course - focuses on the basic physics laws, schematics, and systems design associated with pneumatic systems and fluid power.

The course delivers an interactive training experience designed to help students understand the various components found in a typical pneumatic system and how these components function and interact with each other.

Learn about various pneumatic compressors, air dryers, actuators and airline conductors. See how air is used as a medium to transfer energy through vacuum, as well as distribution and directional controls. Study air preparation, distribution and accessories used to make pneumatic systems operate. Understand the symbols represented in pneumatic schematics and how to read them.

The learning labs, 3D simulations, quizzes and tests presented in this with this course bring unmatched interactivity for a comprehensive view of pneumatic systems.

The following topics will be covered during this course:

  • Basic Physics
  • Compressors
  • Air Dryers
  • Air Preparation
  • Air Distribution
  • Directional Control Valves
  • Miscellaneous Valves
  • Actuators
  • Accessory Components
  • Air Line Conductors
  • Vacuum
  • Understanding Schematics

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Industrial Electrical Course - available in metric

Industrial Electrical Course - delivers a practical training experience designed to help you understand the concepts governing electrical systems.This course is popular among individuals who need to understand the workings of electrical systems on the production floor.

This course covers topics related to electrical systems: circuits, basic magnetism, circuit components and electrical testers. As part of this course, students learn the formulas, laws, and basic terminology of electricity.

The learning labs, 3D animations, quizzes, and tests in this course bring unmatched interactivity and present you with a comprehensive view of electrical systems.

The following topics will be covered during this course:

  • Electrical Fundamentals  
  • Circuit Fundamentals
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Basic Magnetism
  • Magnetic Circuits
  • Single Phase AC Circuits
  • Electromagnetic Induction
  • Poly Phase AC Circuits
 
 
Electrical Theory - available in metric

Electrical Theory - This theory-based course is designed for electrical technicians and those seeking to become journeymen.The learning labs, 3D animations, quizzes and tests in this course bring unmatched interactivity and present you with a comprehensive view of Electrical Theory systems.

This course is designed for electrical technicians and those seeking to renew their electrical master’s certification. After successfully completing this course, students will be ready to pass the test for their Industrial Training Zone Electrical Theory Certification.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • Fundamentals
  • Basic Physics
  • Circuit Fundamentals
  • Circuit Analysis
  • Basic Magnetism
  • Magnetic Circuits
  • Single-Phase AC Circuits
  • Magnetic Induction
  • Poly-phase AC Circuits
 

AC/DC Motors and Drives - available in metric

AC/DC Motors and Drives - This course covers how to identify and calculate the speed, torque, and horsepower of a motor, how motors and drives operate, and identify the hard-working hardware and firmware involved in motor operation.

This course also covers how to match system components to their respective applications and about the safety considerations associated with operating electromechanical systems.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • System Components
  • AC/DC Motors
  • Selecting a Replacement Motor
  • Line Protection and Filtering
  • Electrostatic Concepts
  • AC/DC Drives Hardware
  • AC and DC Braking
  • Testing the System
  • Checking the System
  • Using the HIM with the Drive
  • Selecting a Drive
 
Diesel Engines Course - available in metric

Diesel Engines Course delivers an interactive training experience designed to help students understand the fundamentals of Diesel Engines.

The learning labs, 3D simulations, quizzes, and tests presented in this with this course bring unmatched interactivity for a comprehensive view of diesel engines.
Begin by learning combustion fundamentals and a brief history of diesel engines. Identify the various components of a typical diesel engine and how these components function and interact with each other.

Understand fuel pumps, fuel injectors, and intake and exhaust systems, and study the components of the diesel fuel system. Learn about engine lubrication and observe how engine cooling systems work.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • Combustion Fundamentals
  • Engine Components
  • Air Intake and Exhaust
  • Diesel Fuel Systems
  • Fuel System Components.
  • Engine Lubrication
  • Engine Cooling
  • Electrical System

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PLC Fundamentals Course - available in Spanish

PLC Fundamentals course delivers an interactive training experience designed to help students learn the necessary concepts to properly operate the systems and components of PLC systems.

In this course, students explore the hardware, firmware, and software that make a PLC function. The course also examines appropriate PLCs to use for specific purposes, how to connect devices to a PLC, and how to read and write basic PLC ladder-logic software programs.

By understanding how to connect to PLC hardware and function in various control systems, students build strong foundational knowledge of automation control and components.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • What is a PLC
  • PLC Hardware
  • How a PLC is Structured
  • How to Program a PLC
  • Devices Connected to a PLC
  • How to Use Timers
  • How to Use Counters

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 How to Register for Your Online Training Course

1. Purchase a training pass (IFPS members receive a substantial discount).  A training pass is a license for one person to access the course for one year. You may also purchase a block of training passes to use at your discretion. 

2. A user name and password will be e-mailed to you.

3. Once you have received your user name and password, you may select the course.

3. Complete your online course at your own pace.

4. Completion of this course does not end with IFPS Certification. 
 
You have one year from time of purchase to complete the course. For more information, contact IFPS Headquarters by calling 800-308-6005. 

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  • IFPS Member Discount Training Pass: $ 99 per course Order Now
  • Non-Member Price: $299.00 per course Order Now

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