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2017-2018 Catalog Year
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: $44,900–$71,500 / year (Nevada)

Career Outlook: Average growth

Good To Know: Offers broad career opportunities & room for advancement. Offers broad career opportunities in automated environments of manufacturing, logistics and distribution.


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.

A minimum of 60 total credits chosen from the following categories:

Program Requirements36 Units (Credits)

AIT 101Fundamentals of Applied Industrial Technology4
AIT 121Electrical Control Systems1
AIT 155Applied Industrial Technology Hands On Lab3
ET 104Fabrication and Soldering Techniques3
ET 131DC for Electronics4
ET 132AC for Electronics4
MT 115Applied Programmable Logic Controllers I3
Program Electives (Choose 14 units from the following program electives)
CADD 100Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting3
CADD 245Solid Modeling and Parametric Design3
CIT 161Essentials of Information Security3
DFT 110Blueprint Reading For Industry3
Any AIT, ELM, ET or MT course

General Education Requirements24 Units (Credits)

English/Communications Requirement
Recommended: BUS 107; Must include a writing course.
Human Relations
Recommended: BUS 110
Humanities/Social Science Requirement3
Mathematics Requirement3
Science Requirement3
U.S. and Nevada Constitution Requirement3
General Elective3

Suggested Course Sequence

Program Requirements: 60 Credits. Please see a counselor or academic advisor for more information.

1st Year

First Semester: 14 Credits

English Course (BUS 107 Recommended) 3
ET 131 4
ET 132 4
Humanities/Social Science Requirement 3

Second Semester: 16 Credits

AIT 101 4
AIT 155 3
ET 104 3
Human Relations Course 3
MATH 110 3

2nd Year

Third Semester: 14–16 Credits

English Course 3
Program Electives 8–10
US and Nevada Constitution 3

Fourth Semester: 14–16 Credits

AIT 121 1
General Elective 3
MT 115 3
Program Electives 4–6
Science Course 3