Western Nevada College

Technology-Automated Systems

Associate of Applied Science

The Automated Systems specialization of the AAS Technology Degree focuses on the integration of computers and electronic technologies to control industrial systems and machines. Courses include basic electronics, computer systems, wiring, and electrical controls, providing students with technical theory, and hands-on practice to install and maintain automated systems for a variety of industries.

Salary: $48,340–$74,620 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth

Good To Know: Offers broad career opportunities and room for advancement

WNC Academic Division: Technology

Total Requirements: 60 Units (Credits)

Course Requirements
Program Requirements 36 Units (Credits)
AIT 101 Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology 4
AIT 121 Electrical Control Systems 1
AIT 155 Applied Industrial Technology Hands On Lab 3
ET 104 Fabrication and Soldering Techniques 3
ET 131 DC for Electronics 4
ET 132 AC for Electronics 4
MT 115 Applied Programmable Logic Controllers I 3
Program Electives (Choose 14 units from the following program electives)
CADD 100 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting 3
CIT 161 Essentials of Information Security 3
DFT 110 Blueprint Reading For Industry 3
Any AIT, ET or MT course 5
General Education Requirements 24 Units (Credits)
English/Communications Requirement
Recommended: BUS 107; Must include a writing course.
Human Relations
Recommended: BUS 110
Humanities/Social Science Requirement 3
Mathematics Requirement 3
Science Requirement 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement 3
General Elective 3
A list of all courses filling general education requirements for the Associate of Applied Science can be found on the Associate of Applied Science page.

Suggested Course Sequence

1st Year

First Semester: 14 Credits

Second Semester: 16 Credits

2nd Year

Third Semester: 14–16 Credits

Fourth Semester: 14–16 Credits

Mission and Outcomes

Mission: The purpose of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Technology is to provide employment related knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in a chosen field of study.

Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete programs in occupational areas are expected to demonstrate they:

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