Industrial Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies

Industrial Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies - AAS

Effective term: 
2019 Spring
Final term: 
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Manufacturing and Emerging Technologies degree is designed to provide the training necessary for entry-level positions in the Industrial and Manufacturing Technology fields. This degree is intended to provide students with flexibility in designing a program of study that is relevant to the rapidly changing needs of business and industry while allowing the student to match their own talents, interests, and goals. The program provides existing technicians with the broad educational background and technical skills desired by industry to help prepare for supervisory and managerial positions and is also intended for students who desire to transfer to university Bachelor of Applied Science degree programs which accept Associate of Applied Science degree block-transfer. Potential job titles this degree will help prepare students for is Manufacturing Production Technician, Manufacturing Technician, Production Staff Worker, Process Technician, Industrial Engineering Technician.

Program notes

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

++ indicates any suffixed courses.

ATP101Introduction to Automated Systems and Robotics 2
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
CPD104Career and Personal Development 3
GTC108Technical Mathematics II 3
MET131Lean Manufacturing 3
MIT120Industrial Technology Fundamentals 3
Restricted Electives
Cannot be shared with Required Courses.
Students may choose to complete a Technology Program Certificate(s) from a Maricopa Community College to complete credits toward their restricted electives. Other applicable courses may be substituted with permission, including documented training or certifications received which may be evaluated for credit. Students should consult with a program advisor for additional details.
Select from any of the following courses to complete a total of 24 Credit Hours:
ATP+++++ Any ATP Automation Technology course(s)
CAD+++++ Any CAD Computer-Aided Drafting course(s)
CIS+++++ Any CIS Computer Information Systems course(s)
DFT+++++ Any DFT Drafting Technology course(s)
ECE+++++ Any ECE Engineering Science course(s)
EEE+++++ Any EEE Electrical Engineering course(s)
ELC+++++ Any ELC Electricity course(s)
ELE+++++ Any ELE Electronic course(s)
ELT+++++ Any ELT Electronics course(s)
GTC+++++ Any GTC General Technology course(s)
HVA+++++ Any HVA Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning course(s)
IRW+++++ Any IRW Ironworking: Apprenticeship course(s)
MAT+++++ Any MAT Mathematics course(s)
MET+++++ Any MET Manufacturing Technology course(s)
MIT+++++ Any MIT Manufacturing Industrial Technology course(s)
PPT+++++ Any PPT Power Plant Technology course(s)
RPT+++++ Any RPT Radiation Protection Technology course(s)
WLD+++++ Any WLD Welding Technology course(s)
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 19-22
General Education CoreCredits 9-12
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) OR
ENG111Technical and Professional Writing (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Oral Communication area 3
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment 0-3
MathematicsCredits 0
Met by GTC108 in the Required Courses area or equivalent course.
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
Any approved general education course from the Social-Behavioral Sciences area.
Natural SciencesCredits 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences area.
  1. Identify and utilize a variety of employment skills and strategies, including designing resumes appropriate to industry expectations and demonstrating effective interviewing skills. (CPD104)
  2. Demonstrate microcomputer software applications for the personal computer to include word processing, development of an electronic spreadsheets, reports and presentations in a desktop environment. (CIS105)
  3. Describe the role that human factors and organizational behavior play in industrial planning procedures. (MET131)
  4. Apply mathematical concepts of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry to the industrial manufacturing setting. (GTC108, MIT120)
  5. Identify and apply Lean Manufacturing principles to a manufacturing and industrial processes to reduce waste and optimize industrial efficiencies. (MET131)
  6. Describe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) industrial safety precautions as it applies to industrial manufacturing environments. (ATP101, MIT120)
  7. Analyze emerging technologies with application to industrial automation. (ATP101)
  8. Examine hand and power tools used in industrial environments including safety usage purpose and maintenance. (MIT120)
  9. Identify terms, symbols, abbreviations, classifications, and components of industrial drawings. (MIT120)
  10. Identify the safe use of rigging equipment, common knots, and cranes. (MIT120)
  11. Describe major job tasks performed by industrial technicians. (ATP101)