Automated Industrial Technology AAS

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Associate's degree

Method of Delivery

In Person

When offered

Daytime Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other. 150399


Location: PCC-Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ

A. Course Objective:
Description: 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. Includes preparation for National Institute of Metalworking (NIMS) certification exams.
Competencies to be achieved: Upon successful completion of the Automated Industrial Technology AAS program, the learner will be able to:

Define, integrate, install, program, and maintain complex control systems
• Gain the communication, problem solving, and professional skills needed to be successful in this field.
• Differentiate and troubleshoot automated production systems

B. Total Cost of Program $11,200.00 (include all costs to student including testing, licensure): Student required to pay Differential In-State tuition costs (See Paying for School, Costs, Differential Tuition, Pay A)

C. Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition): Each course has a required textbook indicated in the course syllabus. For information contact: 520-206-7018

D. Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):
Students need binders, notebooks (or paper), pens, pencils, safety goggles (recommended that students own their own but not required)

E. WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification: Sharon Macias;; 520-724-7653

F. Direct Website link to the program

G. Additional information:
• Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation:
Other requirements needed: N/A

H. Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website;


J. Credentials: (The following questions must be answered along with a supporting explanation for each)
• Industry Recognized: (Developed and offered by, or endorsed by a nationally-recognized industry association or organization representing a sizeable portion of the industry sector)
Yes or No: Yes, Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization: National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)

• Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: No,
Career Pathway:

• Portable:(Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies)
Yes or No (Explain): Yes, NIMS is nationally recognized
• Accredited Curriculum:
(This is referring to the course being accredited,
not the test or school)
Yes or No: The courses in this award are accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, but not by a separate accrediting agency
Accrediting Agency and link to website:
J. Credential Attainment Rate: TBD-percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential, or secondary school diploma or its recognized equivalent, during participation or within one year after exit from the training program.


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent


Pima Community College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

PCC-Downtown Campus, Tucson, AZ

Local WIB


Name of Credential

Automated Industrial Technology AAS

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

Yes - National Institute of Metalworking Skills

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?


Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?


Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$2,133.00 Books

In-State/District Tuition

$7,440.00 Differential Tuition, Pay A In State

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$21,616.00 Differential Tuition Pay A, Out of State

Registration Fee

$427.00 Ea Sem $15 + Stud Serv & Tech Fee ea crd $3; $2.50

Supplies/Materials/Hand Tools (not included in tuition)

$1,200.00 Supplies/Lab Fees

Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

17-3023.00Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$22.53 per hour
Required Certification: NIMS
17-3026.00Industrial Engineering Technologists and Technicians
$23.31 per hour
Required Certification: NIMS

Provider Status



Various PCC Campus Locations, Tucson, Arizona 85709

Phone Number

(520) 206-4737

Web Address

Last Updated

Jul 03, 2023


Feb 09, 2021


Jul 01, 2024

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