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
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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"The teachers here at Allan Hancock College are remarkable. All of the tack officers that we have here are knowledgeable in what they do but they also know how to get you to learn the material. My instructor really personalizes it, really makes it something that you can grasp onto and remember the stories and therefore remember the content. It's been an incredible experience. I really do enjoy it a lot."
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Video: Machine Tech student Lucas has goals to own a machine shop.