Fluid Power (CTFPOW)


This program is being phased out. Students currently enrolled need to complete it by the end of the Spring/Summer 2025 semester.

If you have any questions about this program please contact your advisor or general advising.

Academic Requirements

This program prepares students for entry level positions as a hydraulic technician. The program gives students an understanding of hydraulic and pneumatic system design including motion control, using electro-hydraulic proportional and servo valves. Students who complete the program may choose to take the Hydraulic Specialist or Technician Certification Examination through the Fluid Power Society.

This is a high skill, high wage program, as defined by the Michigan Community College Network.

Eastern Michigan University, BS degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: https://www.wccnet.edu/learn/transfer-wcc-credits/articulation-agreements.php .

Adv Tech/Public Serv Careers
Advanced Manufacturing
James Popovich
Julie N. (Niki) Lee
Major/Area Requirements
Class   Title Minimum Credits
FLP 110   Fluid Power Fundamentals - II 2
FLP 214   Hydraulic Circuits and Controls 4
FLP 225   Fluid Power Motion Control 3
FLP 226   Pneumatics 3
Total 12
Core Courses
Class   Title Minimum Credits
MEC 100   Materials and Processes 3
FLP 101   Fluid Power Fundamentals - I 2
MTT 102   Machining for the Technologies 2
NCT 101   Introduction to Computerized Machining (CNC) - I 2
ROB 101   Robotics I - I 2
Total 11



Total Credits Required


This certificate can also lead to an associate degree in Mechatronics.