2020-2021 San Joaquin Delta College Catalog 
    May 30, 2023  
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Fluid Power and Automation Technology, AS

Upon successful completion of the Fluid Power and Automation Technology Associate in Science degree, the student demonstrates the skills, knowledge and training for employment in the following fluid power industry positions: fluid power mechanic, fluid power technician, salesperson in fluid power industry; ability to apply his/her knowledge of physics and mathematics in solving applied fluid power problems; plan and install complex fluid power systems; maintain, troubleshoot, and repair control systems using proper tools and procedures; and select, compile, and use technical information from reference materials; and preparation to take the Fluid Power Society certification exams for fluid power mechanics, technicians, and specialists; preparation to transfer to a four-year Bachelor’s Degree program. This program is accredited by the Fluid Power Education Foundation (FPEF) as one of their nationally recognized “Key Schools” supporting the fluid power industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  1.  Analyze a potential fluid power application and select proper components used to fabricate the fluid power system.

Major Requirements - Core

Complete 15 units

Major Requirements - Restricted Electives

Complete 4 units selected from:

General Education

Complete one of the following general education patterns:

Students are advised to double-count courses in the major to also satisfy general education when possible. Course subject credit will be awarded in satisfaction of major and lower division general education requirements, but the units will only be counted once in computing the total number of units for the degree.

Minimum Major Units Required: 19

Complete all courses with a grade of “C” or better.

Minimum Degree Units Required: 60