Fluid Power & Automation Technology, Associate in Science

Upon successful completion of the Fluid Power and Automation Technology A.S. Degree, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge and training for employment in the following fluid power industry positions: fluid power mechanic, fluid power technician, salesperson in fluid power industry; ability to apply his/her knowledge of physics and mathematics in solving applied fluid power problems; plan and install complex fluid power systems; maintain, troubleshoot, and repair control systems using proper tools and procedures; and select, compile, and use technical information from reference materials; and preparation to take the Fluid Power Society certification exams for fluid power mechanics, technicians, and specialists; preparation to transfer to a four-year Bachelors Degree program. This program is accredited by the Fluid Power Education Foundation (FPEF) as one of their nationally recognized Key Schools supporting the fluid power industry.

Minimum Units Required: 61

Recommended Sequence:

First Semester

Units

INDUS 031

Industrial Hydraulics

4

E TECH 013

Engineering Drafting Skills

3

CS 011*

Fundamentals of Computer Science

3

ENG 001A*

Written Communications

3

MATH 082**

Intermediate Algebra

5

Second Semester

INDUS 037

Industrial Pneumatics

4

ELECT 011

AC and DC Network Analysis

4.5

 

or

 

ELEC 030

Fundamentals of Electricity

5

PHYSC 010

Introduction to Physics

4

COM ST 001A*

Fundamentals of Speech

3

Third Semester

INDUS 035

Mobile Hydraulics

4

ELECT 013A

Digital Integrated Circuits

4.5

ART 004*

Exploring Art

3

POLSC 001*

American Government and Institutions

3

Fourth Semester

INDUS 041

Instrumentation and Process Control

3

ELECT 016

Introduction to Microprocessors

4

MECH 015

Machine Tool Process

3

ECON 001A*

Principles of Economics: Macro

3

*Recommended General Education Electives

**Recommended General Education Mathematics Elective or another mathematics course from MATH 038B or 039.

Minimum Units 61