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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SPOTLIGHT

Ivan Lucatero

Ivan Lucatero
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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ApprenticeshipVideo: The Electrician, Plumber, or Operating Engineer apprenticeship training programs at AHC give students on the job training and a guaranteed career.

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