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.

Upon successful completion of the Fluid Power and Automation program, students demonstrate skills, knowledge and training for Power Society certification exams for fluid power mechanics, technicians, and specialists and entry-level employment. Additionally, completion of the Fluid Power and Automation Technology A.S. Degree, will prepare you to transfer to a four-year Bachelor's Degree program.

Job Titles and Career Information

Studying Fluid Power Technology can lead to a variety of different jobs or careers. Click on a job title to find out career information such as average salaries, employment rates and more!

Certificate and Degree Options


  • Fluid Power and Automation Technology Certificate of Achievement


  • Fluid Power and Automation Technology, AS

For certificate and degree requirements, please visit the College Catalog.