This course introduces the student to the basic principles and applications of fluid power in industry. Studies begin with the basic principles of hydraulics and pneumatics, and the safety aspects involved with fluid power. Actuators and components utilized in the production, preparation, and control of fluid power will be examined for their purpose, characteristics of operation, and implementation in circuits. Hydraulic and pneumatic circuits, circuit logic and component depiction in schematic diagrams utilizing standard symbols will be covered. Lab exercises will allow students to construct and troubleshoot fluid power circuits.