CIMHP-111: Fundamentals of Fluid Power and Electrohydraulics/Pneumatics

Department
Hydraulics/Pneumatics
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
Hydraulics/Pneumatics
Course Number
111
Course Title
Fundamentals of Fluid Power and Electrohydraulics/Pneumatics
Credit Hours
1.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
23.50 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Catalog Course Description

Explains the fundamental concepts of fluid power. Covers the principles of fluid power, calculations of physical properties of fluids, and their ability to do work. Introduces the various fluid power components, symbols, and circuits. Introduces troubleshooting of fluid power components and systems with an emphasis on safety.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. The Aspects of Fluid Power
  2. Basic of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Power Systems
  3. Safety Concerns When Dealing with Fluid Power
  4. Calculations on Fluid Power Systems
  5. Troubleshooting and Repairing Hydraulic and Pneumatic Gages
  6. Simulating the Powering Up of Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems
  7. Systems for Tracking and Documenting Fluid Power Components
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)

Demonstrate satisfactory hydraulic and pneumatic safety knowledge.
Describe the basics of fluid power systems.
Perform calculations on fluid power systems.*
Describe how to power up a hydraulic or pneumatic system.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement

• Pre and Post exams
• Completion of all assigned lab evaluated by utilizing a standard evaluation matrix (see Division)

Texts

See Division for all required texts/materials

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other
Other Details

Successful completion of current post assessment, 85% or higher, and instructor assessment of lab activities

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2014
ILT Approval Date
07/11/2014
AALC Approval Date
08/11/2014
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
08/11/2014