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Automated Industrial Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Gain knowledge and skills to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair automated electro-mechanical, product assembly, and process control systems that use programmable controls and other methods to manage complex systems. These systems include robotic, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic devices.

Program graduates will gain the skills to define, integrate, install, program, and maintain complex control systems; and 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. 

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes


Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Applied Technology Division
Dean:  520.206.7134
Program Advisor: 520.206.7018
Information Sessions


Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Electro-Mechanical Technician $89,580
Industrial Engineering Technician $49,511

Academic Options

This program may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS). See an advisor

Program Requirements 2020-2021

General Education Requirements:

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.* A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

General Education Requirements Credits
Arts and Humanities Requirement
Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement
Other Requirement
   Select a course from one of these categories
Special Requirements
The C or G requirement should be fulfilled by completing an appropriate course in the above categories.
Subtotal 9

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
AIT 100 ** Industrial Safety 1
AIT 105 Maintenance Operations 3
AIT 110 Mechanical Systems 3
AIT 115 Hydraulic Systems 3
AIT 120 Pneumatics Systems 3
AIT 125 Electrical Systems I 3
AIT 205 Electronic Control Systems I 3
AIT 210 Electronic Control Systems II 3
AIT 215 Process Control Systems 4
AIT 225 Electrical Systems II 3
AIT 250
 or AIT 291
Automated Industrial Technology Capstone
  Automated Industrial Technology Internship
AIT 270 Robotics I 3
Subtotal 35

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
GTM 105 *** Applied Technical Mathematics 3
WRT 101 English Composition I [SUN# ENG 1101] 3
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Elective *** Complete an additional course from the General Education category to meet transfer goals, or additional technical electives if not pursuing a bachelor's degree 3
Technical Elective Complete 10 credit hours from the following: AIT (any other non-required core AIT), CAD 117, 142, 153, 172, CIS 119, 170, MAC 110, 150, or WLD 110 10
Subtotal 20
Total 64

* Other general education requirements are fulfilled by required core and support courses: Communication - WRT 101, Mathematics and Science - GTM 105
** BCT110 substitutes for AIT 100
*** Students who plan on transferring to a University should complete MAT 151 or higher.  Consult with Department faculty, advisor, or university's websites.

Program/Major Codes: AASAIT

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