Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology

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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.

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3000
Total Credits Required
60–65
Catalog Year
2018-2019

Career Opportunities

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.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Electro-Mechanical Technicians $50,620
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.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
ATP100 Introduction to Manufacturing and Programmable Logic Controllers RC 3
ATP106 Industrial Electrical Systems RC 3
ATP111 Mechanical Systems and Maintenance RC 3
ATP115 Fluid Power RC 3
ENG101 First-Year Composition FYC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-17
ATP201 Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Systems RC 3
ATP205 Electric Motors and Controls RC 3
ATP210 Process Control RC 3
ENG111 Technical and Professional Writing ENG102 is acceptable only if ENG111 is not available FYC 3
MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra OR equivalent or satisfactory completion of a higher level mathematics course Mathematics 3–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
ATP123 Electrical Wiring J-STD Soldering Certification RC 3
ATP215 Automation System Integration RC 2
ATP225 Robotics Operations and Programming RC 3
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems RC 3
GTC106 or
MIT106 or
OSH106
Industrial Safety or Industrial Safety or Industrial Safety RC 2
ELE173 Fabrication Techniques RC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16
COM110 Interpersonal Communication Orall Comm 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 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

Disclaimer

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.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Robotics and Automation Technology (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=124548).

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.