Hydraulics Level I
This course is a hands-on introduction to fundamental fluid power principles and the operation of basic hydraulic systems. The three principal areas covered are the hydraulic transmission of force and energy, the application of that energy via hydraulic actuators and the control of hydraulic energy. While basic formulas are used, math is minimized.
Hydraulic components are discussed including pumps, pressure control valves, flow control valves, directional control valves, cylinders, rotary actuators, motors, filtration and piping.
Basic fluid power symbols are discussed along with basic hydraulic schematics. Operation of components is reviewed and sample circuits discussed.
Circuit problems are solved by the student on a hydraulic trainer.
Labs are performed by the student on a hydraulic trainer.
*Course may have online curriculum offerings*
*Students can use course credit hours towards Apprentice Program Requirements. Please see the MWSC Hydraulics course for details*