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No matter which one gets you fired up, you can turn your skill and creativity into a great career by following the Manufacturing and Product Development pathway.
Once you've learned the core knowledge and skills on this pathway, you'll have the chance to follow one of four different branches: Machine Tools, Welding, Graphic Communications and Graphic Design. These specialized courses of study will give you the additional skills and real-world experience you need to create everything from incredibly complex machines to eye-popping full-page magazine ads. On this path, you can truly create an amazing career for yourself.

How much can you make?

Industrial Machinery Mechanics$20.36 - $30.45
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters$13.29 - $21.34
Welders and Brazers$12.91 - $21.09
Metal and Plastic Workers$12.59 - $21.83
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers$10.30 - $17.28

Additional Resources

  • California Career Zone

    California Career Zone

    California Career Zone is a new way to explore exciting jobs and occupations that the Golden State has to offer and to learn about what career path interests you.

  • CCCApply


    CCCApply is a California Community College service provided free of charge to help students and their families plan for college.

  • California Career Cafe

    California Career Cafe

    CACareerCafe is a virtual career center for California Community College students. The website provides free activities and resources to help make decisions and get experience along the journey to a career and job!

Financial Aid

  • I can Afford College

    Find many different types of financial aid available year round at California Community Colleges that directly connect you with events in your area where you can get free professional assistance completing financial aid forms.

  • Fast Web

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