Career Opportunities

Machine Technology

Earning an Associate in Science degree or a certificate in machine technology from Allan Hancock College will provide students with the skills necessary to pursue a successful career in:

  • Local manufacturing
  • Automotive aftermarket machining
  • Aerospace component manufacturing
  • Medical instrument manufacturing
  • Oil equipment manufacturing
  • Agricultural machine maintenance

According to the Employment Development Department, the median wage in 2010 for Machinists in California is $37,997 annually, or $18.26 hourly.

 The hourly wages for Machinists in California vary depending on training and experience. With the training students receive from the Machine Technology program at Allan Hancock College students can expect to earn wages of up to $20 an hour.

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Janel Case

Janel Case
Biomedical Engineering

Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015