Explore the classes that will teach you about process controls, automation and manufacturing. Study subjects including:
- Electrical processes
- Energy technologies
- Business ethics and values
- 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:|
Students must complete:
Along with ONE of the following certificates:
|Total Major Credits||46|
|Row Groupings||General Education Requirements:||Credits|
COM 1001 - Employment Strategies
Offers students the development of skills that are needed to search for a job. Course is not repeatable for credit.
COM 1150 - Public Speaking
Combines the basic theories of communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech preparation, organization, support, audience analysis, and delivery. Course is not repeatable for credit.
COM 1250 - Interpersonal Communication: GT-SS3
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. Course is not repeatable for credit.
ENG 1021 - English Composition I: GT-CO1
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. Course is not repeatable for credit.
ENG 1031 - Technical Writing I: GT-CO1
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. Course is not repeatable for credit.
MAT 1150 - Technical Mathematics
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. Course is not repeatable for credit.
MAT 1340 - College Algebra: GT-MA1
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. Course is not repeatable for credit.
|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|
Degree at a Glance
Degree TypeAssociate of Applied Science
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