Fluid Power Engineering Technology

Fluid Power Engineering Technology



The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic performs routine maintenance on production equipment such as die casting, plastic manufacturing, food processing, machining and automated woodworking equipment. The job responsibilities include adjusting machines, scheduling preventative maintenance, changing filters, troubleshooting and repairing production machines. The Industrial Maintenance Mechanic must be able to complete detailed tasks in today`s high speed production environment. The mechanic will read electrical, fluid power and mechanical schematics to ensure machines are operating efficiently.

Program Title:
Fluid Power Engineering Technology

Award Type:
Occupational Certificate

Credits: Total Occupational Certificate Credits 18
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.
  • 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.

Career Opportunities:
Industrial Maintenance Mechanics are employed in the die casting, plastics, food processing, printing, precision metal and woodworking industries. Coursework involves a broad curricula of industrial electricity, hydraulic and pneumatics and blueprint reading. Emphasis will be hands-on training repairing and testing of hydraulic and pneumatic equipment.

Choose Total Occupational Certificate Credits 18 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 18 Credits
FLPW1101 Fluid Power Technology I 3
FLPW1106 Fluid Power Technology II 4
FLPW1150 Pneumatic Components 4
FLPW1181 Pumps, Actuators, and Conductors 4
FLPW1231 Industrial Electricity I 3
FLPW1340 Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic 4
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 0 Credits
General Education Electives: 0 Credits