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Explore the classes that will teach you about process controls, automation and manufacturing. Study subjects including:

  • Electrical processes
  • Energy technologies
  • Automation
  • Business ethics and values
  • Manufacturing
  • Teamwork
  • Process technology

General education requirements round out your learning experience and reinforce the soft skills you’ll learn about in labs. Study employment strategies, written and oral communication, and general math and science.

As part of your degree requirements, you’ll earn a certificate in one of three areas of focus:

  • Energy analysis
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Planning and logistics

The Aims industrial technology program has six themed labs where you can deepen your learning in specific aspects of manufacturing:

  • Process control lab with a seven-station mechatronics system
  • Electricity lab to explore how electricity works in manufacturing
  • Automation lab with industrial-grade programmable logic controllers (PLCs)
  • Motor controls lab for studying how motors work and how to control them
  • Fluid power lab to understand how various pressure systems can power equipment
  • Oil and gas lab to practice using oil and gas industry equipment

An internship in your chosen focus area will give you supervised work experience with a manufacturer in the community under direct guidance from your instructor.

Basic Automation and Maintenance Certificate (2 Semesters)
Advanced Automation Certificate (2 Semesters)
Advanced Maintenance Certificate (2 Semesters)
Row Groupings Major Requirements:
Major Requirements:

Students must complete:

  •  Basic Automation and Maintenance Certificate (29 Credits)

Along with ONE of the following certificates:

  • Advanced Automation Certificate (17 Credits) 

 OR

  • Advanced Maintenance Certificate  (17 Credits)
Total Major Credits 46
Row Groupings General Education Requirements: Credits
required

This course is designed to assist students with the development of skills that are needed to search for and acquire a job. Topics include surveying job markets, building resumes, applying for jobs, and interviewing for positions. One credit.

1
required

Combines the basic theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Three credits.

3
required

Examines the communication involved in interpersonal relationships occurring in family, social and career situations. Relevant concepts include self-concept, perception, listening, nonverbal communication, and conflict.  This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS3 category. Three credits.

3
required

Emphasizes the planning, writing, and revising of compositions, including the development of critical and logical thinking skills. This course includes a wide variety of compositions that stress analytical, evaluative, and persuasive/argumentative writing. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 094. Three credits.

3
required

Develops skills one can apply to a variety of technical documents. Focuses on principles for organizing, writing, and revising clear, readable documents for industry, business, and government. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-CO1 category. May be taken concurrently with CCR 093. Three credits.

3
required

Covers mathematical material designed for career and technical students. Topics include measurement, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and vectors. These are presented at an introductory level and the emphasis is on applications. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor.  Four credits.

4
required

Focuses on a variety of functions and the exploration of their graphs. Topics include: equations and inequalities, operations on functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear and non-linear systems, and an introduction to conic sections. This course provides essential skills for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) pathways. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-MA1 category. Course readiness is determined by review of high school transcripts, assessment, and/or meeting with an Aims Academic Advisor. Four credits.

4
BIO, CHE, PHY choice BIO course: 4-5 Credits  ORCHE course: 5 Credits    ORPHY course: 4-5 Credits
Total Required General Education Credits 15-16
Total Credits for A.A.S. Degree 61-62