Fluid Power - 847

Mohawk College Certificate
Courses in this program are delivered face-to-face.
Student working with Hydraulic equipments

Intended for individuals employed in fluid power-related occupations who must work with systems from a practical standpoint, but who have little or no formal training in fluid power. The program emphasizes practical hands-on applications of hydraulics/pneumatics, components/systems, troubleshooting methods and electronic/electrical control for fluid power.

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You do not need to apply to begin this program, simply ensure you meet the admission requirements (listed on the Admission & Registration tab) and then you may register for any available courses.

Please note approved safety glasses and footwear are required for some components of this program.

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  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) OR 19 years of age or older.
  • Basic knowledge of, or experience with, fluid power systems required.

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed in the Program of Studies when they are offered.  Some courses have prerequisites, so please check the Program of Studies for details. Find out how to register for a course.

Financial Assistance Information

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - Technology and Skills.

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A selection of courses are available each term. Courses that are currently not available (N/A) for registration may be offered in the future – check back frequently.

Mandatory Courses

Register Course number Course title Course Hours
Course description:
Prerequisites: STENMF201 or STEN10049
Equivalents: STENMF452 or STENMF102
Course description: The course is designed to introduce the student to more complex design principles, building upon the fundamentals presented in the introductory pneumatics course. Students will familiarize themselves with the cascade method of design and will be exposed to the electrical control aspects of valves. Students will be well versed in the application of relay logic and basic PLC programming utilizing hand held units on multi-cylinder trainers simulating a typical industrial application to automate a production process.
Prerequisites: STENMF202 or STEN10048
Equivalents: ELECMF104 or STENMF105
Course description: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the operation of a basic pneumatic system and the purpose of the various components used in the system. Develop basic pneumatic schematics using standard ISO symbols and assemble/troubleshoot the circuit using the schematic previously developed.
Credits: 2
Equivalents: STENMF202
Course description: This course introduces the principles of industrial hydraulics. The design and application of power units, pumps, motors, conductors and fluids will be introduced to the student.
Credits: 3
Equivalents: STENMF201
Course description:
Prerequisites: STEN10049 or STENMF201
Equivalents: STENMF254 or STENMF101
Course description:
Prerequisites: STEN10050 or STENMF254
Equivalents: STENMF354 or ELECMF104

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Fall
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
STEN 10049 Introduction to Hydraulics




STEN 10048 Introduction to Pneumatics Classroom    
STEN 10050 Hydraulics Level 2




STEN10009 System Studies   Classroom  
STEN 10051 Hydraulics 3     Classroom
STENMF352 Pneumatics 2     Classroom
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