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Industrial, Environmental, and Transportation Technology

The Industrial, Environmental, and Transportation Tech area of interest provides you with industry-certified degrees, certificates, and transfer opportunities in several career and technical fields. If you are either a high school student thinking about a technical career, a transfer student seeking to complete your undergraduate degree in one of our technical disciplines, or an adult re-entry student seeking to build your skills or retrain for a new career, we have a program to assist you to achieve your goal.

Characteristics

Programs

Degrees

High Unit Certificates

(18 units or more)

Low Unit Certificates

(18 units or less)
Notes:
AS-T Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
AA-T Associate in Arts for Transfer Degree
AA Associate of Arts Degree
AS Associate of Science Degree
CC Career Certificate
COA Certificate of Achievement
COSP Certificate of Skill Proficiency

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Counselor
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Jill Andersen
Counselor
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Alexander Arebalo
Success Coach
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Robin Babou
Librarian
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Monica Francis
CTE Secretary
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Eric Olson
Automotive Instructor
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Aaron Perez
Job Developer
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Mike Slavich
CTE Dean

Career Outlook

Prepare detailed drawings of architectural designs and plans for buildings and structures according to specifications provided by architect.

Median Salary:
$61,870.10
Annual Job Opening:
1,267
Typical Education Level:
a Bachelor's degree
Top Entry-level Education:
A Bachelor's degree
55%
A Master's or Professional degree
26%
An Associate degree
18%

Repair automobiles, trucks, buses, and other vehicles. Master mechanics repair virtually any part on the vehicle or specialize in the transmission system.

Median Salary:
$45,707.22
Annual Job Opening:
6,957
Typical Education Level:
a certificate
Top Entry-level Education:
A certificate
52%
A high school diploma or less
41%
Some college
5%

Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls, applying principles and theories of electronics, electrical circuitry, engineering mathematics, electronic and electrical testing, and physics. Usually work under direction of engineering staff.

Median Salary:
$72,025.11
Annual Job Opening:
1,948
Typical Education Level:
an Associate degree
Top Entry-level Education:
An Associate degree
43%
A certificate
24%
A high school diploma or less
12%

Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Median Salary:
$63,828.50
Annual Job Opening:
515
Typical Education Level:
an Associate degree
Top Entry-level Education:
An Associate degree
61%
A Bachelor's degree
20%
A certificate
8%

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul mobile mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment, such as cranes, bulldozers, graders, and conveyors, used in construction, logging, and surface mining.

Median Salary:
$63,554.69
Annual Job Opening:
1,537
Typical Education Level:
a certificate
Top Entry-level Education:
A certificate
55%
A high school diploma or less
32%
Some college
8%

Assemble, install, or maintain solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on roofs or other structures in compliance with site assessment and schematics. May include measuring, cutting, assembling, and bolting structural framing and solar modules. May perform minor electrical work such as current checks.

Median Salary:
$48,087.60
Annual Job Opening:
846
Typical Education Level:
a high school diploma or less
Top Entry-level Education:
A high school diploma or less
68%
An Associate degree
16%
A certificate
14%

Raise, place, and unite iron or steel girders, columns, and other structural members to form completed structures or structural frameworks. May erect metal storage tanks and assemble prefabricated metal buildings.

Median Salary:
$68,522.30
Annual Job Opening:
986
Typical Education Level:
a high school diploma or less
Top Entry-level Education:
A high school diploma or less
76%
A certificate
19%
A Bachelor's degree
5%

Adjust and operate surveying instruments, such as the theodolite and electronic distance-measuring equipment, and compile notes, make sketches and enter data into computers.

Median Salary:
$67,005.30
Annual Job Opening:
632
Typical Education Level:
an Associate degree
Top Entry-level Education:
An Associate degree
33%
A high school diploma or less
25%
A certificate
21%
Source: Emsi Data.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.

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Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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