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Certificate - 12 credits
Program contact: Division of Technical Programs, (815) 921-3000
Graduates of this 12-credit certificate program are prepared in the basic areas of hydraulics and pneumatics technology. Fluid power technicians are adept in the operation, maintenance, repair, and testing of fluid power equipment or components in factory settings.
Fluid Power opportunities exist in industry as well as in agriculture, aerospace, biomedical, and construction trades.
Fluid Power Certificate Requirements (12 credits)
FLD 100 Introduction to Fluid Power (3)
* FLD 115 Hydraulic Components and Circuits (3)
* FLD 120 Fundamentals of Pneumatics (3)
* FLD 140 Fluid Power Circuits and Systems (3)
*Course has a prerequisite—refer to course descriptions below
Introduction to Fluid Power
The Introduction to Fluid Power course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the concepts and applications of fluid power technology and the necessary skills for further study in the field. The course is an overview of fluid power technology applications; the general concept of fluid power systems; an introduction to energy input, energy output, energy control, and systems auxiliary components; as well as the design and function of components.
Credit: 3 semester hours
Lecture: 3 Lab: 0