Associate in Applied Science in Automated Industrial Technology

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Field of Interest: Applied 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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Automated Industrial Technology (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3177
Total Credits Required
63–76
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of 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* for this program. You can click on any occupation to view the 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

Course Sequence by Term

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

  • 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
  • Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

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 AIT100 and AIT105 replace the old ATP100 course 1
AIT105 Maintenance Operations Critical course AIT100 and AIT105 replace the old ATP100 course 3
AIT110 Mechanical 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 Electrical Systems 1 Critical course AIT125 replaces the old ATP205 course 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I Critical course Gateway course 0–3
Congratulations! You have completed the requirements for the CCL in Automated Industrial Technology I! Please see your academic and/or program advisor.

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT130 Maintenance Piping 3
AIT205 Electronic Control Systems 1 AIT205 and AIT219 replace the old AIT106 course 3
AIT210 Electronic Control Systems 2 AIT205 and AIT219 replace the old AIT106 course 3
AIT215 Process Control Systems 4
AIT225 Electrical Systems 2 AIT225 replaces the old ATP205 3
Congratulations! You have completed the requirements for the CCL in Automated Industrial Technology II! Please see your academic and/or program advisor.

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Electives Select any course from list of Restricted Electives below 3–4
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
AIT250 or
AIT291
Automated Industrial Technology Capstone or Automated Industrial Technology Internship 3
GTC108 or
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146 or
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions MA 3–6
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Electives Select any course from list of Restricted Electives below 3–6
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
SQ/SG Natural Sciences 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 or SB 3
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

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 AIT100 and AIT105 replace the old ATP100 course 1
AIT105 Maintenance Operations Critical course AIT100 and AIT105 replace the old ATP100 course 3
AIT110 Mechanical Systems AIT110 replaces the old ATP111 course 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT130 Maintenance Piping 3
GTC107 Technical Mathematics I Critical course Gateway course 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 AIT115 and AIT1120 replace the old ATP115 courses 3
AIT125 Electrical Systems 1 Critical course AIT125 replaces the old ATP205 course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
AIT225 Electrical Systems 2 AIT225 replaces the old ATP205 3
GTC108 or
MAT140 or
MAT141 or
MAT142 or
MAT145 or
MAT146 or
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152
Technical Mathematics II or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics or College Mathematics with Review or College Mathematics with Review or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions 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 AIT115 and AIT1120 replace the old ATP115 courses 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL 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 AIT205 and AIT219 replace the old AIT106 course 3
AIT215 Process Control Systems 4
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 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
Electives Select any course from list of Restricted Electives below 3–4
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 AIT205 and AIT219 replace the old AIT106 course 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 or SB 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Electives Select any course from list of Restricted Electives below 3–6
SB Social-Behavioral Sciences 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Electives Select any course from list of Restricted Electives below 0–3
HU Humanities, Fine Arts, and Design 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
SQ/SG Natural Sciences 4

Restricted Electives

Students should select 6-10 credits from the following courses: 
AIT+++ Any AIT Automated Industrial Technology courses except courses used to satisfy Required Courses area 
+ ATP123 Electrical Wiring J-STD Soldering Certification 
ELE173 Fabrication Techniques 
+ ATP190 Industrial Robotics
MFG254 Solids Modeling-Solidworks 
+ DFT255 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing 
WLD106++ Arc Welding 

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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.

All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

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