Jun 23, 2024  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Automated Industrial Technology, AAS

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Gain skills and knowledge 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; 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.

What can I do with this degree?

Career Options: Employment as an Automation Engineer Technician, Electronics Assembly Technician, or Maintenance and Instrumentation Technician in the manufacturing, defense, energy/utility, mining, or healthcare industries.
Academic Options: While this program was not designed to transfer to a 4-year university, it may apply toward a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) or other programs. See Pima’s Transfer Partnerships https://www.pima.edu/student-resources/transferring-from-pima/index.html page to determine which universities offer BAS programs, and research how the universities may accept this program in transfer.

Department/Contact Information:

Dean: 520-206-7134

Program/Major Codes: AASAIT/AIT

NOTE: Financial Aid Eligibility for this program is pending review by the Department of Education at the time the catalog was published. See the online program display for current information.

General Education Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation. Course lists for each General Education category listed below can be found in the General Education Requirements for AAS Degrees .

Communication Requirement: †

  • WRT 101  fulfills this requirement

Arts and Humanities Requirement: 3 Credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences Requirement: 3 Credits

Mathematics and Science Requirement: † **

  • GTM 105 ** fulfills this requirement


Other Requirements: 3 Credits

Special Requirements

  • The C or G requirement should be fulfilled by completing an appropriate course in the above categories.

Subtotal: 9 Credits ¥

Subtotal: 35 Credits

Electives: 3 Credits **

Complete an additional course from the General Education category to meet transfer goals or additional technical electives If not pursuing a bachelor’s degree. 

Subtotal: 20 Credits

Total Credits as Displayed: 64 Credits

† Core or support course(s) fulfill this requirement.
¥ General Education requires a minimum of 15 credits. This subtotal shows the Gen Ed credits not fulfilled by core or support courses.
* BCT 110  substitutes for AIT 100 .
** Students who plan to transfer to a University should complete MAT 151 or higher.  Consult with Department faculty, advisor, or university’s websites for assistance in selecting the appropriate courses for transfer.

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