Automated Industrial Technology (AIT), A.A.S.

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Industry certification, Measurable skills gain

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance Technology/Technician. 470303


Program Synopsis Automated Industrial Technology, Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Program Location: Signal Peak Campus

Course Objective:

Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Automated Industrial Technology prepares students to troubleshoot, maintain and repair a variety of automated electromechanical, 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. Additionally, students 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 industry recognized certifications. Certificates of Completion (CCL) in Automated Industrial Technology I and II are also available.

Competencies to be achieved:
* Install, test, and troubleshoot Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). (Application Level)
* Analyze AC/DC circuits, and analog and digital systems. (Analysis Level)
* Calibrate, adjust, and test process control systems. (Application Level)
* Install, test, operate and troubleshoot motor drives in an electrical control system. (Application Level)
* Perform, monitor, and interpret machine operation. (Analysis Level)
* Interpret electrical and electronic control and power schematics and measure current, voltage, and resistance. (Analysis Level)
* Analyze and perform preventive and predictive maintenance on robotic and other automated industrial equipment. (Analysis Level)
* Utilize computer information systems, microcomputer applications, and programming techniques. (Application Level)
* Apply electronic and mechanical fabrication techniques. (Application Level)
* Describe and adhere to safety, health and environmental rules and regulations. (Comprehension Level)
* Practice professional standards of the industry and ethical behavior. (Application Level)
* Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in varied settings in a culturally responsive manner. (Comprehension Level)
* Collaborate with diverse individuals and entities to achieve common goals. (Synthesis Level)

Total Cost of Program (include all costs to student including testing, licensure)
Tuition (In-State) 60 x $75 = $4,500
Tuition (Out of State) 60 x $150 = $9,000
No additional fees.

Provide a list of all books required for the program (even if cost of books is included in tuition):
There are no books required for any of the AIT programs. The student is, however, required to purchase a one-year license from Amatrol, Inc. to gain access to the online portion of the coursework. The book estimate is based on the one year license and books for general classes.

Provide a list of all supplies required for the program (even if costs are included in tuition):

WIOA Contact for Enrollment Status /Credential Verification:
Name: Veronica Duran
Phone number: 520-494-5111 

Direct Website link to the program:

Additional information:
* Background check requirements for licensing and background restrictions for working in the occupation: None
* Other requirements needed: None

Refund Policy (provide a summary if Refund policy is not listed on school website):

: (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: No
Nationally Recognized Industry Association or Organization:

Stackable: (Part of a sequence of credentials)
Yes or No: No
Career Pathway: Automated Industrial Technology Certificate I, Automated Industrial Technology Certificate II, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Automated Industrial Technology.

Portable: (Recognized in other geographical areas; by other educational institutions; or by other industries/companies
 Yes or No (Explain): ): Yes. This program is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission and is accepted by NAU leading to a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies in Leadership. (90 credits allowed from CAC + 30 from NAU Online).

Accredited Curriculum: (This is referring to the course being accredited, not the test or school)
Yes or No: Yes.
Accrediting Agency and link to website: Higher Learning Commission; Associated Equipment Distributors Foundation (AEDF)

Credential Attainment Rate: Percentage of students in the last 24 months who obtained a postsecondary credential during WIOA program participation or within one year after exit from WIOA


Program Length (Weeks)




Entrance Requirements



Central Arizona College

WIOA Approved Program


Curriculum Competency Based


Training Location(s)

Signal Peak Campus

Local WIB

2003 - ARIZONA@WORK - Pinal

Name of Credential


Type of financial aid offered or have access to


Refund Policy

Students must withdraw before the first class meets.

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


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)

$1,300.00 See synopsis.

In-State/District Tuition


Out-of-State/District Tuition


Total In-State Program Cost


Total Out-of-State Program Cost


Demand Occupation(s)

49-9041.00Industrial Machinery Mechanics
$25.95 per hour

Provider Status



8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, Arizona 85128

Phone Number

(520) 494-5444

Web Address

Last Updated

Apr 01, 2024


Feb 08, 2024


Apr 01, 2025

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