National Certified Fluid Power Specialist (BP/EP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes


This certificate is designed for students who desire national certification as a Fluid Power Specialist.

Prerequisite: Graduation from the Hydraulic Engineering Technician and Pneumatic Engineering Technician diploma or A.A.S. degree programs.

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

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

Students with this certification are recognized in the industry as possessing the knowledge and skills necessary to perform as an engineering technician in the fluid power industry.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 10 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
FLPW2191Industrial Circuit Design


FLPW2321System Engineering Portfolio


FLPW2350Hydraulic Specialist Certification Review


FLPW2360Pneumatic Specialist Certification Review


FLPW2450Hydraulic Specialist Certification Exam


FLPW2460Pneumatic Specialist Certification Exam


General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 0 Credits

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 10

Semester Sequence

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