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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"I feel lucky to have discovered the agribusiness program at Allan Hancock College. The faculty and staff are so helpful and encouraging. With their help I realized how much I want to work in the wine industry and one day own my own winery. The facilities in the new Industrial Technology Complex are top of the line. I can basically be a part of the process of planning, growing and marketing wine on campus. Not many community colleges offer their students the same opportunities."
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Video: Machine Tech student Lucas has goals to own a machine shop.