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Fluid Power Engineering Technician (BP/EP) Associate in Applied Science Degree

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The Fluid Power Engineering Technician A.A.S. degree program prepares individuals to perform high level research and design work. Emphasis is placed on system design, test and evaluation, problem-solving, business communications, system integration, computer-aided circuit construction and programmable logic controls. Technicians design, modify and specify motion controls for today`s high speed production equipment. The program will focus on improving system efficiency through the integration of technology (hydraulics, pneumatics, PLC`s, industrial controls and computers). Individuals with a high mechanical aptitude that enjoy working with their hands as well as their minds should consider this program. This individual must be a people orientated person.

Award Outcomes

Demonstrate teamwork.

Adhere to Occupational Safety & Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) safety guidelines and practices.

Identify components that are utilized in the fluid power industry.

Apply engineering concepts as they relate to fluid power applications.

Employ fluid power best-practices methods when troubleshooting and repairing fluid power systems.

Apply National Electrical Manufacturers Association (N.E.M.A.) and International Electrotechnical Commission (I.E.C.) electrical standards and practices as they relate to electrical concepts and equipment.

Design fluid power systems in accordance with National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards and practices.

Utilize calculations as they relate to the design of efficient fluid power applications.

Examine engineering design practices as they relate to the transmission of power.

Develop programmable logic controller (PLC) programs using Boolean algebra methods and computer software applications.

Integrate electrical, programmable logic controller (PLC) and electronic hardware with motion control components.

Instrument fluid power systems.

Utilize data acquisition methods when analyzing fluid power application efficiency.

Incorporate human machine interface (HMI) technologies with fluid power applications.

Produce engineering drawings and schematics using American National Standards Institute (ANSI), International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and industry symbols and standards.

Use applied physics to investigate power transmission methods.

Collaborate with others to create a capstone project that utilizes the engineering portfolio concept.

Career Opportunities

The fluid power industry is one of the fastest growing technologies today. Technicians will find employment with industries in automation, material handling and processing, heavy equipment, plant automation and fluid power distribution. These opportunities will exist in large and small companies in local as well as international markets. Jobs will include supervision, engineering, inside and outside sales consultant and product development.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 57 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

 

FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

or

FLPW1181Pumps, Actuators, and Conductors

4

 

FLPW1191Hydraulic Components

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW1320Hydraulic Circuits

2

FLPW1340Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic

4

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

FLPW2112Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems

3

FLPW2180Circuit Design

3

FLPW2191Industrial Circuit Design

3

FLPW2250Proportional and Servo Controls (Robotics Application)

3

FLPW2301Mobile Circuit Design

3

FLPW2321System Engineering Portfolio

3

METS1200Industry Practices and Procedures

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

Choose one of the following:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

FLPW1400Engineering Drawings and Schematics

4

General Education Required 9 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

 

Choose six credits from two MnTC Goal Areas 2-10

6

General Education Elective 6 Credits

Choose credits from Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses.

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 72

Semester Sequence - Brooklyn Park

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW1400Engineering Drawings and Schematics

4

FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

METS1200Industry Practices and Procedures

3

Total Credits  16

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

FLPW1191Hydraulic Components

3

FLPW1320Hydraulic Circuits

2

FLPW1340Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic

4

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

Total Credits  16

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

General Education Electives

6

Total Credits  9

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

or

FLPW1181Pumps, Actuators, and Conductors

4

FLPW2180Circuit Design

3

FLPW2191Industrial Circuit Design

3

FLPW2301Mobile Circuit Design

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

Total Credits  16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW2112Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems

3

FLPW2250Proportional and Servo Controls (Robotics Application)

3

FLPW2321System Engineering Portfolio

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 2-6

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7-10

3

Total Credits  15

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


7/23/2018 : BP 4704 / EP 4705

Semester Sequence - Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

FLPW1181Pumps, Actuators, and Conductors

4

FLPW1191Hydraulic Components

3

FLPW1320Hydraulic Circuits

2

 

MATH2050Applications of Quantitative Reasoning

3

(elective)

or

MATH2200College Algebra

4

(elective)

Total Credits  19

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW1340Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic

4

METS1200Industry Practices and Procedures

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 2-6

3

 

Optional:

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

Total Credits  13

Summer Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGL2121Writing and Research

4

or

ENGL2125Technical Writing

3

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  6

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW2000Programmable Logic Controllers

3

FLPW2112Instrumentation of Fluid Power Systems

3

FLPW2250Proportional and Servo Controls (Robotics Application)

3

METS2000Engineering Design Principles

3

METS2100Statics and Strength of Materials

3

 

Choose one of the following:

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

Total Credits  19

Fourth Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW2180Circuit Design

3

FLPW2191Industrial Circuit Design

3

FLPW2301Mobile Circuit Design

3

FLPW2321System Engineering Portfolio

3

Choose 3 credits from MnTC Goal Areas 7-10

3

 

Optional:

FLPW2350Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review

2

FLPW2360Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review

2

Total Credits  15

General Education Electives

A complete list of MnTC courses and Goal Areas that can be used to meet General Education requirements can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.  The same course cannot satisfy more than one MnTC Goal Area requirement.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits

Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

Graduation (72 Credits)

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


7/23/2018 : BP 4704 / EP 4705