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
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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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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