Automated Industrial Technology (Robotics)

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Automated Industrial Technology

The capability and efficiency of machines have all but replaced the need for humans in manufacturing industry in all but one regard – the care of the machines. Automation Technicians monitor production equipment, oversee their performance, and repair the machines. As an Automation Technician, you’ll learn how to work with electrical-based systems capable of operating, to varying degrees, without human input or control.

Since the industrial revolution, factory owners have looked for ways to automate production – making the manufacture of their product more efficient. As industry changes and expands with new technology, the need for skilled and educated technicians who are able to maintain and fix robots and machines increases. The Automated Industrial Technology program will prepare you for a career working in a facility that relies on motors, robots, mechatronics, programmable controls, and electronic systems.

The Right Pathway for You

MCC offers Certificates of Completion and Associate Degrees for this program. Your interests and goals will guide you in selecting the pathway that is ideal for you. You may find a combination of certificates or degrees is the fastest way to realize your dreams.


The knowledge and skills acquired while earning a Certificate of Completion (CCL) can help launch you into a new career or energize your current job. Generally requiring fewer credit hours than degrees or transfer programs, a CCL may be your best first step into higher education.

A list of available certificates offered in the Automated Industrial Technology program
Name Type Title Courses
Certificate of Completion CCL Automated Industrial Technology I
Certificate of Completion CCL Automated Industrial Technology II
Certificate of Completion CCL Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology


MCC’s associate degrees enhance your resume and prepare you to enter the workforce with an advantage. Whether you are interested in simply completing basic, required college courses or specializing in a specific area, there’s a degree for you.

A list of available associate degrees offered in the Automated Industrial Technology program
Name Type Title Courses
Associate in Applied Science AAS Automated Industrial Technology

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of a degree or certificate within the Automated Industrial Technology program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages*. Some occupations may require additional education or training. You can click on any occupation to view more detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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