Course description

This Fluid Power Course is a combination of hydraulics and pneumatics theory. This online course will review fluid power systems and safety. During the course, students will learn diagnostics and troubleshooting of fluid power systems. Safe operations including lockout/tagout practices will be emphasized. Students will gain knowledge of the physical principles of hydraulic fluids, compressed air, controls, and basic electricity. Students will learn about the ways in which fluids are used in the industry to control or perform certain tasks. Also included are operation and application of pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical components, standard symbols, working elements, directional control valves, pressure and flow control valves, basic logic circuits, pressure sequence valve, relays, electrical switches, sensors, etc.

Course details

Hours: 24
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

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Credit transfer

Have you taken this course or an equivalent course? Contact the Credit Transfer Office.

Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Spring 2024 registration opens March 11, 2024. Fall 2024 registration opens July 22, 2024.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery, no scheduled day or time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery, scheduled day and time course requirements with the instructor, assigned due dates

Hybrid: any combination of in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery