Customer Training

New instrument? We won’t leave you behind.

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We want to give you all the tools you need to succeed in your lab, and this means being there for you each step of the way—even after the sale. In our customer training classes, we can show you exactly how to use your new instrument to its full potential. You’ll get hands-on lab experience in our state-of-the-art training facilities and learn about an array of topics specific to your recent instrument purchase, ranging from daily operation to troubleshooting, as well as how to use more advanced features. Review our class schedules below.

  • Analytical Training Classes
  • GDS/Spectroscopy Training Classes
  • Mass Spectrometry Training Classes
  • Metallography Classes

Analytical Training Classes

To help customers make the most of our products, LECO’s experienced customer training team provides excellent educational opportunities at our Global Support Center in St. Joseph, Michigan, at our Western Region Support Center in Henderson, Nevada, and at our Ft. Myers, Florida Training Center. Available for a wide variety of LECO analytical instrumentation, our 2½-day training classes incorporate key topics in a combined lecture and “hands-on” format, including:

  • Theory of operation
  • Daily operation
  • Proper maintenance
  • Method development
  • Troubleshooting
  • Advanced features—calibration, drift correction, data export/import, 
    and database management
  • Networking with lab professionals

Click here to register for classes online, or call (269) 985-5483.

If you are interested in training for an instrument that does not appear on the schedule, please contact our training coordinator, Mrs. Chris Cook at (269) 985-5483 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Class Schedule
Date Location
AC600 (NOTE: 2-day Class)
December 4-5, 2019

St. Joseph, MI
September 10-12, 2019
October 22-24, 2019

Ft. Myers, FL
St. Joseph, MI
CS/C/S 744 & 844
Watch for future classes
FP/CN 828
Watch for future classes
FP/CN 928
October 15-17, 2019

Henderson, NV
ONH/O/N/H/ON/OH/NH 836 & 736
December 10-12, 2019
St. Joseph, MI
SC/S/C 832 & 832DR
November 5-7, 2019
December 10-12, 2019
St. Joseph, MI
Ft. Myers, FL
TGA701 (NOTE: 2-day Class)
November 6-7, 2019

Ft. Myers, FL
October 15-17, 2019
St. Joseph, MI

GDS/Spectroscopy Training Classes

Our GDS training courses provide the customer with in-depth knowledge of the theory of operation, method development, daily operation, proper maintenance, and troubleshooting of their GDS instrument. The training course also allows for networking opportunities and the ability to learn from other users of our GDS900, GDS850, and GDS500 instruments.

Click here to register for classes online, or call (269) 982-5483. Classes are held in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Upcoming Class Schedule
October 1-3, 2019
September 16-20, 2019
October 29-31, 2019

Mass Spectrometry Training Classes

The training courses for our Mass Spectrometry/Separation Science instrumentation provide the user with a comprehensive overview of the theory of operation, method development, method optimization, and proper maintenance. A variety of advanced features will also be presented, including calibration, user library creation, reporting, user fields, and optimization of both 1D and 2D chromatography. The training course also allows for networking opportunities and the ability to learn from other users of our GC-TOFMS, GCxGC, and GCxGC-TOFMS products. NOTE: Individual class dates may differ from posted dates due to unforeseen events. Please verify the class date with LECO Service no morethan 6 weeks prior to the posted date and before booking any travel reservations.

LECO also offers online training classes for our Separation Science customers. For more information, view our online training video.   

Register for classes online, or call (269) 982-5483. Classes are held in St. Joseph, Michigan.

Upcoming Class Schedule 
Pegasus BT/Pegasus BT 4D
September 9-13, 2019
November 11-15 2019
Pegasus HT/Pegasus 4D
December 2-6, 2019
Pegasus HRT/Pegasus HRT-4D
October 21-25, 2019

Metallography Classes

LECO Corporation brings you the most up-to-date, comprehensive instruction for those working in metallography, metallurgy, quality control, or failure analysis. Our fully equipped Metallography Laboratory and lecture facility provide you with an environment for learning that is second-to-none. We offer services to enhance your learning experience, including course materials, coffee/snack breaks, lunches, one group dinner, and transportation to and from the local airport (as well as between the hotel and the classroom).

Click here to register for classes online, or call (269) 982-2385.

Basic Metallographic Techniques

A 2½-day course in St. Joseph, Michigan covering the complete range of metallographic specimen preparation, micro-/macro-indentation testing, grain size determination, and photomicrography. An overview of optical terms and techniques will also be presented. Each day begins with three hours of lecture, with the rest of each day spent in the laboratory. Students are encouraged to bring samples of materials from their daily work for laboratory analysis. Dates: 2020 dates pending; Course fee is $725 (US)

Principles of Metallurgy and Interpretation of Microstructures in

Ferrous Alloys

A 3-day course in St. Joseph, Michigan covering basic metallurgy principles, binary phase diagrams, TTT diagrams, heat treatment of steel, inclusion classification, and microstructure identification. The class curriculum is all lecture (no lab) and includes daily quizzes. ASM Handbook, Volume 9 (Metallography and Microstructures) is included (a $297 value). Prerequisites: Participants should have a basic working knowledge of metallographic techniques. Date: October 22-24, 2019; Course fee is $1200 (US)

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