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Fluid Power Engineering Technician (BP/EP) Diploma

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

Fluid Power Engineering Technicians are responsible for building and modifying fluid power systems. Technicians calculate system parameters, design hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, evaluate operating systems and recommend changes for maximum efficiency. This program will focus on hydraulic and pneumatic component repair and testing, industrial electricity, programmable logic controls, circuit design and system design. Emphasis will be placed on computer-aided circuit construction and software programming of automated systems. Individuals that enjoy working with their hands as well as their minds and have a high mechanical aptitude should consider this program. Technicians must be able to read schematics, determine adjustments to improve system efficiency and recommend circuit changes. Technicians test components and systems, document changes and build new systems.

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

Fluid Power Technicians will find employment with fluid power manufacturing companies, sales organizations and distributors. Positions vary from fluid power technician, inside sales consultant, industrial maintenance technician and product testing.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 54 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1101Fluid Power Technology I

3

FLPW1106Fluid Power Technology II

4

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

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 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

General Education Elective 3 Credits

Any HTC 1000 level or higher general education course may be used to satisfy the elective requirements.

Technical Studies Elective 6 Credits

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

FLPW1500Fluid Power Process Lab

1 - 4

FLPW2020Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

3

FLPW2350Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review

2

FLPW2360Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review

2

Total Diploma Credits 66

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

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

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
Technical Studies Electives

4

Total Credits  4

Third Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
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

Technical Studies Electives

2

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  14

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

FLPW1500Fluid Power Process Lab

1 - 4

FLPW2020Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

3

FLPW2350Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review

2

FLPW2360Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review

2

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (66 Credits)

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


7/24/2018 : BP 4706 / EP 4707

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

General Education Electives

3

Total Credits  19

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

(elective)

 

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

(elective)

 

FLPW1231Industrial Electricity I

3

FLPW1340Pneumatic Circuits and Air Logic

4

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

Total Credits  14

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

FLPW1400Engineering Drawings and Schematics

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

 

Optional:

FLPW2350Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review

2

or

FLPW2360Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review

2

Total Credits  14

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended:

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW1150Pneumatic Components

4

FLPW1236Industrial Electricity II

3

FLPW1500Fluid Power Process Lab

1 - 4

FLPW2020Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

3

FLPW2350Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review

2

FLPW2360Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review

2

Choose a Total of:  6 Credits

General Education Electives

If a General Education course is required it may not be used as a General Education Elective.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) may also be used to meet General Education Elective requirements.  A complete list of MnTC courses can be found at www.hennepintech.edu.

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
CCDS1000College Success Seminar

1

CCDS1005Effective Study Skills

1

CCDS1010Money Matters

1

CCDS1020Interviewing Skills

1

CCDS1040Job Seeking Skills

2

CCDS1100Student Success

3

CCDS1600Practical Leadership

2

COMM1050Communication in the Workplace

2

COMM1060Career Portfolio

3

CPLT1000Computer Keyboarding

2

CPLT1005Advanced Keyboarding and Document Processing

3

CPLT1100Computer Essentials in the Digital World

3

CPLT1200Introduction to Macintosh

3

EMSV1020CPR/First Aid

1

ENGL1010Business English

3

ENGL1021Essay Fundamentals

3

ENGL1026Writing for Careers

3

MATH1007Math for the Trades

2

MATH1020Geometry and Trigonometry

2

MATH1050Math Pathways Plus for College and Careers

4

MATH1060Math Pathways for College and Careers

3

MATH1500Beginning Algebra

3

MATH1650Mathematical Literacy

4

MATH1700Intermediate Algebra

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

PHYS1000Fundamentals of Physics

2

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits

Graduation (66 Credits)

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


7/24/2018 : BP 4706 / EP 4707