The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology prepares students to work with 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 utilize, but are not limited to, robotic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electronic, optical, and thermal devices. The Automation Technician will gain the skills through this program to define, integrate, install, program, and maintain complex control systems.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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 should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|ATP100||Introduction to Manufacturing and Programmable Logic Controllers||RC||3|
|ATP106||Industrial Electrical Systems||RC||3|
|ATP111||Mechanical Systems and Maintenance||RC||3|
|ENG101||First-Year Composition||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|ATP201||Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Systems||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ATP100 and ATP106) or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|ATP205||Electric Motors and Controls||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ATP100 and ATP106) or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|ATP210||Process Control||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ATP100 and ATP106) or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|ENG111||Technical and Professional Writing||Prerequisites: ENG101 with a grade of C, or better, or permission of Instructor.||ENG102 is acceptable only if ENG111 is not available||FYC||3|
|Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra||Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "C" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "C" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057). or Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "C" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "C" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057). or Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "B" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "B" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057).||OR equivalent or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course||Mathematics||3–5|
|ATP123||Electrical Wiring J-STD Soldering Certification||Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|ATP215||Automation System Integration||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ATP201, ATP205, and ATP210) or permission of Instructor.||RC||2|
|ATP225||Robotics Operations and Programming||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (ATP201, ATP205, and ATP210) or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||RC||3|
|Industrial Safety or Industrial Safety or Industrial Safety||RC||2|
|COM110||Interpersonal Communication||Orall Comm||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||OR equivalent as indicated by assessment||Critical Rdg||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts||Any approved General Education course in the Humanities & Fine Arts area||HU||3|
|Social and Behavioral||Any approval Social and Behavioral||SB||3|
|Natural Sciences||Any approved General Education course in the Natural Sciences area||NS||4|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HU = Humanities, Arts and Design
- Mathematics = Mathematics
- NS = Natural Science
- Oral Comm = Oral Communication
- PP = Program Prerequisite
- SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
- RC = Required Courses
- RE = Restricted Electives
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.
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.