Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician Major

A Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician major/degree is a program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of engineers and other professionals engaged in developing and using fluid power and transportation systems.

Includes instruction in fluid mechanics and hydraulics principles, fluid power systems, pipeline and pumping systems, design and operational testing, inspection and maintenance procedures, related instrumentation, and report preparation.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "hydraulics" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician?

You will need at least a bachelor’s degree in this field to start a career.  Primarily, you will assist engineers involved in the use of pressurized liquids and gasses to transmit energy.  

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Hydraulics and Fluid Power Technology/Technician