Fluid Power Techniques

Certificate | Code: 1360

Please note:

This program credential is suspended and no longer taking new applicants. If you are already enrolled in this program, courses are still available for registration.

About the program

This program is intended for individuals employed or seeking employment in occupations that work with fluid power systems and who have little or no formal training in fluid power, or for those who require a refresher. The program emphasizes practical, hands-on applications of hydraulics/pneumatics, components/systems, troubleshooting methods and electronic/electrical control for fluid power. This program will also explore circuit schematics and designs.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 4 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older]

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.
  • Individuals must be bondable.
  • Depending on the industry, an individual may be required to lift, move, and carry heavy equipment as part of the daily routine.
  • Students will be required to supply their own PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.

Graduate opportunities

Graduates of this program will likely find employment in the service and repair, maintenance and installation of fluid power system, in sectors such as mobile, agricultural and manufacturing.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Program outcomes

  • Define the purpose and fundamentals of fluid power systems.
  • Repair various pneumatic and hydraulic systems considering their respective functions, construction, composition, types, styles and applications.
  • Apply the principles and practices associated with the operation and maintenance of fluid power systems.
  • Inspect and test various pneumatic, hydraulic and their respective controls systems using service tools and diagnostic techniques.
  • Describe manufacturers' maintenance procedures for fluid power technologies.
  • Troubleshoot various pneumatic, hydraulic and controls systems faults relating to fluid power.
  • Explain electrical systems and schematics as they relate to fluid power technologies
  • Relate the common types of fluid power hazards in the workplace to associated safety requirements

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Fall Registration: July 8, 2019
Winter Registration: November 4, 2019