Manufacturing Technologies, AAS

Automation and Robotics

Associate of Applied Science, Manufacturing Technologies, Automation and Robotics is a two year program designed to provide advanced training and technical job skills to students seeking employment within the advanced manufacturing field. Students will utilize state of the art equipment and robotics to integrate, diagnose, and troubleshoot highly advanced production systems. 


Students completing this emphasis will:

  • Students will operate equipment and tools used in manufacturing processes. Students will read and interpret technical prints for the diagnostic and troubleshooting of components and production systems. 
  • Students will understand programming, interfacing, and troubleshooting Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Students will be able to integrate and troubleshoot motor controls, pneumatics, hydraulics, computers, PLCs, and robotics into complex production systems. Students will apply quality and statistical process control techniques to manage complex production systems and troubleshoot inefficiencies. 

AAS degrees are generally non-transfer degrees that are designed for students to enter the workforce.

To earn an AAS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AAS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
Business Speech Communications
Composition II 1
Composition II For International Students
Fine Art, Humanities, Social Science3
Peoples and Cultures of the World 2
Embedded in ELM 110 and ELM 134
Science 3
Metallurgy I
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Peoples and Cultures of the World 2
Human Relations[3]
U. S. and Nevada Constitutions3
Required: Choose one or two courses from the following:
Introduction to American Politics
American Experiences and Constitutional Change
US History to 1877
and U. S. History since 1877
US History to 1877
and Nevada History
US History to 1877
and Nevada Constitution
US History to 1877
and Survey of State and Local Government
Degree Requirements
DFT 110Print Reading for Industry3
MPT 140Quality Control3
OSH 222General Industry Safety1
Emphasis Requirements
ELM 110Electrical/Electronic Circuits4
ELM 127Introduction to AC Controls3
ELM 134Programmable Logic Controllers I3
ELM 233Introduction to Instrumentation3
ELM 140Industrial Robotics I3
MPT 110Automated Production Concepts I3
MPT 120Automated Production Concepts II3
MPT 130Automated Production Concepts III3
MT 108Fluid Power (Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Instrumentation)3
Elective Requirements10
Choose 10 units from the following:
Work Experience
Network +
IT Essentials
Principles of Microeconomics
Electric Motors and Drives
Introduction to Engineering Design
Introduction to Environmental Science
Pre-Calculus I (or higher)
Solid Modeling for Manufacturing Technicians
MPT: any remaining Manufacturing and Production Technology Courses.
Computer Numerical Control I
MTT: Any remaining Machine Tool Technology courses
WELD: Any welding course
Total Units60

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114 the additional 3 required units may become elective units.


May also count toward degree requirements. Please consult with Academic Advisement.   

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
Communications 4 3
DFT 110 Print Reading for Industry 3
ELM 110 Electrical/Electronic Circuits 4
ELM 127 Introduction to AC Controls 3
OSH 222 General Industry Safety 1
 Semester Total14
2nd semester
English 3 3
MT 108 Fluid Power (Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Instrumentation) 3
MPT 110 Automated Production Concepts I 3
ELM 134 Programmable Logic Controllers I 3
MTT 150 Metallurgy I 3
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Elective 4 6
ELM 233 Introduction to Instrumentation 3
MPT 120 Automated Production Concepts II 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 3 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
Elective 4 4
Fine Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences 3 3
MPT 130 Automated Production Concepts III 3
MPT 140 Quality Control 3
ELM 140 Industrial Robotics I 3
 Semester Total16
 Total Units60

 See approved General Educations requirements for the AAS Degree.


 See Program recommendations or requirements.