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Automated Industrial Technology

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automated Industrial Technology prepares students to troubleshoot, maintain and repair a variety of automated electro-mechanical, product assembly, process control, and product distribution systems that use programmable controls and other methodologies to accomplish system management. These systems include robotic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic devices. Through this degree, graduates will gain the skills to define, integrate, install, program, and maintain complex control systems. Additionally, students will gain the communication, problem solving and professional skills needed to be successful in this field. The Automated Industrial Technology courses are designed to prepare students for the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification exams. Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Automated Industrial Technology I and II are also available.

Details

Details iconImportant information you’ll need when applying for admission:
Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Type
Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Automated Industrial Technology (DEG)
Academic Plan Code
3177
Total Credits Required
63-73
Catalog Year
2020-2021
What You'll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Collaborate with diverse individuals and entities to achieve common goals.
  2. Install, test and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
  3. Analyze AC/DC circuits, and analog and digital systems.
  4. Calibrate, adjust and test process control systems.
  5. Install, test, operate and troubleshoot motor drives in an electrical control system.
  6. Perform, monitor and interpret machine operation.
  7. Interpret electrical and electronic control and power schematics and measure current, voltage and resistance.
  8. Analyze and perform preventive and predictive maintenance on robotic and other automated industrial equipment.
  9. Utilize computer information systems, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques.
  10. Apply electronic and mechanical fabrication techniques.
  11. Describe and adhere to safety, health and environmental rules and regulations.
  12. Practice professional standards of the industry and ethical behavior.
  13. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in varied settings in a culturally responsive manner.
Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this degree may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information.

Calibration Technologists and Technicians and Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other

$54,880

Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians

$59,440

* Wage information sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2019.
Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Consult with your faculty mentor or academic advisor to determine educational requirements, including possible university transfer options, for your chosen career field.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT100 Industrial Safety Critical course 1
AIT105 Maintenance Operations Critical course 3
AIT110 Mechanical Systems 3
AIT115 Hydraulic Systems 3
AIT120 Pneumatic Systems 3
AIT125 Electrical Systems 1 Critical course Gateway course 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT205 Electronic Control Systems 1 3
AIT210 Electronic Control Systems 2 3
AIT215 Process Control Systems 4
AIT270 Robotics I 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I Critical course OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT250 or
AIT291
Automated Industrial Technology Capstone or Automated Industrial Technology Internship 3
AIT275 AIT275 Robotics II 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3
GTC108 or
MAT14+ or
MAT15+
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics or College Algebra/Functions MA 3–6
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3–7
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Restricted Electives

Select 6-10 credits from the following courses

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT+++ Any AIT Automated Industrial Technology courses Except courses used to satisfy other requirements
ATP123 Electrical Wiring J-STD Soldering Certification 3
ELE173 Fabrication Techniques 3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 4
WLD106++ Arc Welding Any suffixed course 5

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT100 Industrial Safety Critical course 1
AIT105 Maintenance Operations Critical course 3
AIT110 Mechanical Systems 3
AAA/CPD115 or
AAA/CPD150 or
AAA/CPD150AC or
CPD104
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success or Educational and Career Planning or Career and Personal Development 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I Critical course OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0–3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT120 Pneumatic Systems 3
AIT125 Electrical Systems 1 Critical course Gateway course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT270 Robotics I 3
GTC108 or
MAT14+ or
MAT15+
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics or College Algebra/Functions MA 3–6

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT115 Hydraulic Systems 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL Critical course FYC 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT205 Electronic Control Systems 1 3
AIT215 Process Control Systems 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking OR Equivalent as indicated by assessment L 0–3

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT275 AIT275 Robotics II 3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT210 Electronic Control Systems 2 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
RE Restricted Elective 3
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences SB 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Humanities, Fine Arts & Design HU 3
RE Restricted Elective 3

Term 11

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 11
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT250 or
AIT291
Automated Industrial Technology Capstone or Automated Industrial Technology Internship 3
SG or
SQ
Natural Sciences General or Natural Sciences Quantitative SG or SQ 4
RE Restricted Elective 0–4

Restricted Electives

Select 6-10 credits from the following courses

A list of program electives for this pathway map
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT+++ Any AIT Automated Industrial Technology courses Except courses used to satisfy other requirements
ATP123 Electrical Wiring J-STD Soldering Certification 3
ELE173 Fabrication Techniques 3
DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 4
WLD106++ Arc Welding Any suffixed course 5
Course Area Key

Gateway Course = Generally the first major-specific course in a pathway.

Critical Course = A course that is highly predictive of future success in a pathway.

Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Associate in Applied Science in Automated Industrial Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=151484).


At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

Other Versions

The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:

Catalog YearEffective Dates
2019-20205/28/2019 – 5/25/2020