• Program: Fluid Power Engineering Technology
  • Degree: Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 10
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This certificate is designed for students who desire national certification as a Fluid Power Specialist. Prerequisite: Graduation from the Hydraulic Engineering Technician and Pneumatic Engineering Technician diploma or A.A.S. degree programs.

Career Opportunities

Students with this certification are recognized in the industry as possessing the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as an engineering technician in the fluid power industry.

Award Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate teamwork.
  • Adhere to Occupational Safety & Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) safety guidelines and practices.
  • Identify components that are utilized in the fluid power industry.
  • Apply engineering concepts as they relate to fluid power applications.
  • Employ fluid power best-practices methods when troubleshooting and repairing fluid power systems.
  • Apply National Electrical Manufacturers Association (N.E.M.A.) and International Electrotechnical Commission (I.E.C.) electrical standards and practices as they relate to electrical concepts and equipment.
  • Design fluid power systems in accordance with National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and practices.
  • Utilize calculations as they relate to the design of efficient fluid power applications.
  • Examine engineering design practices as they relate to the transmission of power.
  • Develop programmable logic controller (PLC) programs using Boolean algebra methods and computer software applications.
  • Integrate electrical, programmable logic controller (PLC) and electronic hardware with motion control components.
  • Instrument fluid power systems.
  • Utilize data acquisition methods when analyzing fluid power application efficiency.
  • Produce engineering drawings and schematics using American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and industry symbols and standards.
  • Use applied physics to investigate power transmission methods.
  • Collaborate with others to create a capstone project that utilizes the engineering portfolio concept.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 10 Credits
  • FLPW2191 Industrial Circuit Design 3
  • FLPW2321 System Engineering Portfolio 3
  • FLPW2350 Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review 2
  • FLPW2360 Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review 2
  • FLPW2450 Hydraulic Specialist Certification Exam 0
  • FLPW2460 Pneumatic Specialist Certification Exam 0
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 0 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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