Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics

Associate in Applied Science
Career Degree
Cost
$11,991*

Design, program & troubleshoot smart machines

An Associate in Applied Science in Automation, Robotics & Mechatronics (A.R.M.) is an excellent program for all who enjoy working in a challenging and hands-on environment. The field of A.R.M. combines skills in mechanical, electrical, and control technology to revolutionize how machines interact with the world.

Graduates with a degree in A.R.M. design, program and troubleshoot automated "smart" machines and robots. Smart machines include all types of objects that are used at home and in industry such as automatic vacuum cleaners, ATM machines, artificial limbs, animatronics and industrial robot systems.

What can you do with an A.A.S. in Automation, Robotics & Mechatronics?

With an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in A.R.M., you stand out from the competition and advance in your career. Use the skills you learn in the program to work in a challenging, hands-on environment in field service locations and production facilities worldwide.

After graduation, almost all students work for automation companies as service technicians in Illinois and Wisconsin. Many professional avenues also exist in related fields.

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Recommended Pathway

This pathway serves as a guide for students to complete the degree or certificate assuming full-time enrollment (registered in 12 or more credit hours per semester) with Semester 1 typically representing a Fall term. Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their College and Career Navigator (CCN) to identify coursework that will meet degree requirements based on individual academic goals. For a more inclusive list of course options, see the college catalog.

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  • Credit for prior learning available
  • Dual credit options available
  • Global citizenship
  • Online/Virtual options available
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    CLC 120 2
    • Course Code CLC 120
      Course Title
      Credits 2
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    AMT 299 1
    ARM 111 1
    ARM 112 1
    ARM 113 1
    ARM 151 1
    ARM 152 1
    ARM 153 1
    ARM 156 1
    ARM 157 1
    ARM 158 1
    ARM 171 1
    ARM 172 1
    ARM 173 1
    ARM 116 1
    ARM 117 1
    ARM 118 1
    • Course Code AMT 299
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      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 111
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 112
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 113
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 151
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      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 152
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      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 153
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 156
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      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 157
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      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 158
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      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 171
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 172
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 173
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 116
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 117
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 118
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    ARM 181 1
    ARM 182 1
    ARM 183 1
    ARM 155 1
    ARM 174 1
    ARM 175 1
    ARM 176 1
    ARM 191 1
    ARM 192 1
    ARM 193 1
    ARM 196 1
    ARM 197 1
    ARM 198 1
    • Course Code ARM 181
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 182
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 183
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 155
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 174
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 175
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      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 176
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 191
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 192
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 193
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 196
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 197
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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    • Course Code ARM 198
      Course Title
      Credits 1
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  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    MTH 115 3
    ENG 121 3
    • Course Code MTH 115
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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    • Course Code ENG 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    HUM 127 3
    ARM 222 3
    ARM 242 3
    ARM 280 4
    • Course Code HUM 127
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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    • Course Code ARM 222
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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    • Course Code ARM 242
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      Credits 3
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    • Course Code ARM 280
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      Credits 4
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  • Course Code Course Title Credits Course Highlights
    CMM 121 3
    SOC 121 3
    ARM 266 3
    ARM 286 3
    ARM 288 3
    • Course Code CMM 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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    • Course Code SOC 121
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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    • Course Code ARM 266
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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    • Course Code ARM 286
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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    • Course Code ARM 288
      Course Title
      Credits 3
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Total Credit Hours

65


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  • Chad Holt, CLC student

    Chad Holt

    Adult Learner

    "I have a lot of technical skills, but I didn't have the formal education side. I've connected a lot of dots (in this program), and it's really helped me to polish and hone my skills."


    Chad is a full-time employee striving to earn two (2) associate degrees in automation, robotics and mechatronics and mechanical engineering technology. His goal is to upskill and get ahead of tech advancements in his field.

    Read Chad's story

    Chad Holt, CLC student


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