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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Kyle Phillips

Kyle Phillips
Culinology® student

"I enjoy coming to classes and learning from our teachers and they have furthered my career. I like the aspect of being able to have hands-on experience in our kitchen. Being submerged in Culinology® makes me motivated and excited about my future in the food business."
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Machine TechnologyVideo: Machine Tech student Lucas has goals to own a machine shop.

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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015