FLPW2350 Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review

This two-credit course is designed to prepare and review for the national Fluid Power Specialist Certification test. There will be a study guide with many practice problems to solve along with lecture time. It is intended for an individual who has two years of technical training or adequate industrial experience. Areas to be covered will include individual hydraulic and pneumatic components, air logic, proportional and servo valves, physics, circuit design, troubleshooting, instrumentation, sound measurement, electricity and conductors.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Review individual hydraulic components.
Review individual pneumatic components.
Review air logic circuitry.
Review proportional control valves.
Review servo control valves.
Review physics problems.
Review circuit design problems.
Review instrumentation components.
Review sound measurement.
Review electrical components/circuitry.
Review troubleshooting procedures.
Review basic English terms.
Solve hydraulic component problems.
Solve pneumatic component problems.
Solve air logic circuit problems.
Solve proportional/servo circuit problems.
Solve physic problems.
Solve circuit design problems.
Solve electrical circuit problems.
Solve electrical strength problems.
Solve material strength problems.
Review basic technical writing concepts.
Review fluid power formulas.
Review conductor sizing.
Solve related math problems.

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details