Why Choose Fluid Power Technology?

Fluid Power is concerned with the use of pressurized fluid in a confined system to accomplish work using liquid in a hydraulic system and air in a pneumatic system. Fluid power is widely used in agricultural machines, aircrafts, and automobiles.

Nearly 75% of the manufacturing plants in the United States rely on fluid power production systems, and nearly 60% of the items manufactured for industry have fluid power incorporated in their designs. The industry has annual sales of over 3 billion dollars.

What are the degree and certificate options


  • Associate in Science, Fluid Power and Automation Technology


  • Certificate, Fluid Power and Automation Technology

For Degree and Certificate requirements, please visit the College Catalog.

Upon successful completion of the Fluid Power and Automation program, students demonstrate skills, knowledge and training for employment in the following fluid power industry positions: fluid power mechanic, fluid power technician, and salesperson in fluid power industry. Students demonstrate the skills, knowledge and training to take the Fluid Power Society certification exams for fluid power mechanics, technicians, and specialists.

Upon successful completion of the Fluid Power and Automation Technology A.S. Degree, students demonstrate preparation to transfer to a four-year Bachelor's Degree program.

Consumer Information and Cost

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