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An Industry with a Future.

The advanced manufacturing sector combines cutting-edge technology with state-of-the-art processes in order to meet the ever-changing production requirements of California’s major industries. As this sector continues to evolve and adopt new technologies, the demand for workers who possess these advanced, high-tech skills will continue to grow. A degree or certificate from your local community college can catapult you into your new career.

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Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

Make great products…and a great living! Advanced manufacturing professionals are in demand.

3-D Printing | Machining | Chemical | Food | Biotech | Aerospace | Dental Equipment | Petroleum | Furniture | Household Products | Plastic Products | Paper Products | Metals | Transportation | Building Materials | Printing | Computers

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Skills Gained

Get the critical knowledge and tools to succeed in an advanced manufacturing career.

Critical Thinking | Leadership | Math | Problem Solving | Teamwork | Ability to Learn | Technical Ability | Mechanical Understanding | Listening | Communication | Situational Awareness | Computer Proficiency

Earning Potential for Careers in Advanced Manufacturing

Your career education in advanced manufacturing opens doors to bigger opportunities, higher salaries, and more!

  • Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians: $55,287-$89,033
  • Civil Engineering Technician: $57,000-$88,448
  • Computer Hardware Engineers: $45,381-$79,620
  • Cutting, Punching & Press Machine Setters & Operators: $32,567-$53,134
  • Electrical Technician: $52,024-$84,475
  • Industrial Engineers: $50,192-$92,309
  • Industrial Production Managers: $83,877-$149,181
  • Machinists: $34,428-$58,416
  • Mechanical Drafter: $48,456-$81,479
  • Model Makers, Wood: $51,674-$78,905
  • Production Manager: $48,388-$84,141
  • Welders, Cutters, Solderers, Brazers: $33,483-$54,547

I’m juggling kids and a business, and I was able to find something here that I could fit into…my crazy life.

Jodie Davies
Fullerton College student

Advanced Manufacturing Facts

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Due to retirements and replacements, Los Angeles and Orange counties are projected to have about 150,000 middle-skilled manufacturing sector job openings by 2025.

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Manufacturing currently employs more than 490,000 workers in Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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In a survey of Orange County Career Education students in manufacturing careers, 85% reported a wage increase, while 92% reported being “satisfied”or “very satisfied” with their education.

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