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Fall 2022 Academic Catalog 
Fall 2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electro-Hydraulic/Pneumatic Controls, Skill Set

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Applied Process Technology Program Coordinator

Program Purpose

This Skill Set enables students to work on electrically controlled hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The concepts of pressure, force, and flow rates will be applied using pumps, valves, and actuators on a daily basis. Students will become proficient in circuit building, parameter measurements, and troubleshooting.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this Skill Set, completers will be able to do the following:

  • Explain and apply electrical safety rules
  • Interpret and draw ladder logic diagrams and hydraulic/pneumatic schematics
  • Identify and explain the operation of the following:
  • Electromechanical relay, shuttle valves, proximity switch, relay latching holding contacts, servo valves, limit switches, pressure compensated flow control valves, sequencing valves, time delay relays, photoelectric switches
  • Construct and operate basic ladder logic pneumatic and hydraulic circuits
  • Once cycle reciprocating, memory and priority, locking circuit, cascade, time delay, dwell time, deceleration, counting, clamping, two hand safety circuits.
  • Troubleshoot electrically controlled hydraulic and pneumatic circuits.


Skills that enable students to function in many industrial applications including heavy equipment, manufacturing, and process industries are skills that are in-demand.

Required Courses (10 Hrs)

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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