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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Nelly Guerra

Nelly Guerra
Agribusiness

"The agribusiness program and the different teachers in this field have helped me in so many ways and shaped what I want to do in my life. They have also helped me get an internship. This program has prepared me for Cal Poly by not only being involved and helping in the community but by helping me realize how many people in the community are willing to help students succeed. My Career goal is to transfer to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and someday be involved in the nursery business interacting with different plant breeders."
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Machine TechnologyVideo: Machine Tech student Lucas has goals to own a machine shop.

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Last Modified Feb 8, 2017