Career Opportunities

Electricians Apprenticeship

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), California is the highest employing state in the nation for electricians.  After graduation, you can expect to earn an average annual wage of $66,950 (as of May 2015).. 

Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Electrical Contractor
  • Estimator
  • Inspector
  • Job Foreman or Superintendent
  • Journey Level Electricians
  • Labor Representative

Plumbers (Pipe Trades) Apprenticeship

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), California is the highest employing state in the nation for plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters.  After graduation, you can expect to earn an average annual wage of $59,370 (as of May 2015). 

Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Detailer
  • Estimator
  • Inspector
  • Job Foreman or Superintendent
  • Journey Level Pipe Fitter
  • Journey Level Plumber
  • Labor Representative
  • Plumbing Contractor

Operating Engineers (Heavy Equipment) Apprenticeship

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), California is one of the highest employing states in the nation for Operating Engineers. After graduation you can expect to earn an average annual salary of $65,930 (as of May 2015).

Examples of career opportunities include:

  • Construction Equipment Operator
  • Landscape Operator
  • Crane/Tower Operator
  • Paving & Surfacing Equipment Operator
  • Asphalt Spreader Operator
  • Pile Driver Operator
  • Excavating Machine Operator
  • Industrial Truck/Tractor Operator
  • Highway Maintenance Worker

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Brent Jordan

Brent Jordan
Fire Academy Student

"I chose the fire technology program at Allan Hancock because of what it can provide for me. It's giving me a step above the other academies and throughout the state. Graduates of this academy have gone on to be the chiefs and the captains that are going to be hiring us, so when we go in for interviews by being able to say that we graduated at this academy they know what we've experienced. Allan Hancock College has provided me with the physical and mental capabilities through the classroom training we do each day and the physical training we do each morning. This academy pushes you to your boundaries and then you begin to work on those weaknesses; your weaknesses then become your strengths so you're actually growing as a person. Allan Hancock has made a difference in my life it's really taught me who I am and where I want to be."
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