Automated Industrial Technology I

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Automated Industrial Technology I prepares students to troubleshoot, maintain and repair a variety of automated electro-mechanical, product assembly and product distribution systems that use other methodologies to accomplish system management. These systems include mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic devices. Through this certificate, graduates will gain the skills to define, install, and maintain complex production systems. Includes preparation for National Institutes of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification exams.

This is a Fast Track Certificate, which can be completed in two semesters or less.


Field of Interest
Applied Technology
Degree Type
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Academic Plan
Automated Industrial Technology I (CER)
Academic Plan Code
Total credits required
Catalog Year
Effective Term
Fall 2021

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

This program may require students to be able to lift objects as heavy as 50 pounds.

What You'll Learn

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

  1. Collaborate with individuals to achieve common goals.
  2. Use and monitor equipment controlled by Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).
  3. Analyze AC/DC circuits, and analog and digital systems.
  4. Perform, monitor and interpret machine operation.
  5. Interpret electrical and electronic control and power schematics and measure current, voltage and resistance.
  6. Analyze and perform preventive and predictive maintenance on robotic and other automated industrial equipment.
  7. Utilize computer software program applications relevant to the field.
  8. Apply electronic and mechanical fabrication techniques.
  9. Describe and adhere to safety, health and environmental rules and regulations.
  10. Practice professional standards of the industry and ethical behavior.
  11. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Arizona-based wages* for this certificate. 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. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians


There are additional career opportunities associated with this certificate that do not have occupational data available for Arizona at this time. These occupations are listed below:
  • Manufacturing Production Technicians
* Career and wage information provided by Pipeline AZ using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources. Sources

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 FYE101 and FYE103. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.

When to Start Taking Classes

It is suggested that you begin taking the courses found in this course sequence starting in a Fall Semester.

Full-time Sequence

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

Fall Semester (Term 1)

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Fall Semester (Term 1)
Course Number Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT100 Industrial Safety Critical course AIT100 and AIT105 replace the old ATP100 course 1
AIT105 Modern Maintenance Operations Critical course AIT100 and AIT105 replace the old ATP100 course 3
AIT110 Mechanical Power Transmission Systems AIT110 replaces the old ATP111 course 3
AIT115 Hydraulic Systems AIT115 and AIT1120 replace the old ATP115 courses 3
AIT120 Pneumatic Systems AIT115 and AIT1120 replace the old ATP115 courses 3
AIT125 DC and AC Components and Circuits Critical course AIT125 replaces the old ATP205 course 3
Course Area Key

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


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 official curriculum documentation for additional details regarding the requirements of this award (

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.