As you begin your engineering technology education at Allan Hancock College you are
opening the door to many exciting careers. Whether your interest lies in
- theoretical problem solving,
- artistic creation,
- working with your hands, or
- creating something practical,
a degree in engineering technology will help you satisfy that interest and put you
well on your way to a successful career in the engineering and design industry. Read more about possible careers...
Why Study Engineering at AHC?
The engineering technology program at Allan Hancock College will prepare you for transfer to a four-year college or for employment as a drafter or technician to support engineering or drafting operations.
The associate degree and certificate options in engineering include engineering, civil,
mechatronics or engineering drafting. Each emphasis focuses specifically on providing
a solid background in the mechanics of each technology. Depending on which option
you choose you will become skilled in the technologies of automation, robotics, machine
design, CADD operations, civil engineering, surveying and more.
What Can I Do With My Degree?
With your engineering technology degree you can pursue a career as a drafter, designer,
civil engineer, manufacturing engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer or
electronic engineer, and many more.
Engineering drafters create technical drawings and plans. Potential drafting areas include aeronautical,
architectural, automotive, civil, electrical, electronic, illustrative, mapping, mechanical,
piping, structural and sheet metal. In addition, several major industries require
engineering technologists including mining, petroleum, manufacturing, transportation,
communications, and public utilities.
Industrial Technology Department, Building O
Marna Lombardi, Academic Support Specialist
Phone: 805-922-6966 ext. 3335
Classes offered day and evening Monday through Thursday, Fall and Spring Semesters
Industrial Technology office hours 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Office closed in July.
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Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering
I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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