May 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Course Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Course Catalog

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Fluid Power Technology, Diploma



Fluid Power, commonly known as hydraulics and pneumatics, is an ever-increasing technology in many industries. This program is designed to cover many of the facets that a hydraulics technician would need in order to build a foundation for a successful career in this field.

This program is designed for any occupation primarily involving hydraulics. Students can obtain a one-year diploma or a two-year AAS degree in Fluid Power Technology.

For more information about the Fluid Power Technology program, please visit our website at https://www.dmacc.edu/programs/fluidpowertech/Pages/welcome.aspx.

Program Details


Location: Ankeny


Diploma students start Fall semester.


Graduation Requirements


To earn a Fluid Power Technology diploma or AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Total Credits Required to Complete the Diploma - 30*


*Total credits are calculated using the least number of credits needed to satisfy the option requirements.

Fixed Costs


Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$174.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs


Costs Semester 1 Semester 2
Books (approximate) 350 350

Approximate total for program: $5,920**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate cost.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?


  • Engineering technician
  • Quality technician
  • Hydraulics sales and service

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?


  • Apply technical skills in mechanical and electronic equipment and repair.
  • Diagnose and repair industrial hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Use digital electronic equipment in automated production systems.

What Else Should I Consider about this Diploma program?


  • Anticipated average starting salary $35,000.

Program Competencies


  1. Troubleshoot and repair industrial mechanical equipment.
  2. Operate and troubleshoot hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.
  3. Perform facilities maintenance and upgrades.
  4. Work as a team member.

Nondiscrimination Statement


DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

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Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6216, title9@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2018)