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Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Fluid power is the technology of generating, controlling, and applying smooth, effective power of pumped or compressed fluid, either a liquid (hydraulics) or air (pneumatics) to push, pull, rotate, regulate, or drive virtually all of the mechanisms of modern industry.

Fluid Power Technicians perform such tasks as:

Designing fluid power systems.
Installing fluid power systems and components, such as pumps, motors, compressors, valves, cylinders, and accessories.
Operating fluid power systems and their machines.
Troubleshooting and maintaining fluid power systems on such equipment as industrial machines, construction and agricultural machines, airplanes, ships, over-the-road vehicles and material handling devices.
Testing and manufacturing fluid power systems and components.
Conducting research on new concepts, applications, and improvements of fluid power systems.
Manufacturing components and systems.
Marketing and selling fluid power systems, working closely with customers of fluid power manufacturers and distributors.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Granite Falls 56241

Labor Market Information

  • Power Plant Operators

  • Median wage: $34.98/hour-Well above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Nuclear Technicians

  • Median wage: $38.90/hour
  • Employment outlook: Refers to national data. State data is not available.
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

  • Median wage: $27.91/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
  • Robotics Technicians

  • Median wage: $27.31/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
1450 Collegeway Worthington, MN 56187 Toll-Free: (800) 658-2330 Local: (800) 658-2330 TTY: (800) 658-2330 Email: info@mnwest.edu