TCI Manufacturing Machinist & Engineering Tech Programs

Course Description

Whether you want to work in fields such as electronics, aerospace, or biotechnology, this program can provide with you the necessary training! Engineering technology integrates theory and application in mechanical, electrical and electronic systems, fluid power, automation, robotics, and computer software. Our 600-hour program is 75% hands-on and puts you in front of industry trains students in the areas that companies have requested.

Course Details

In addition to skills training students will receive:

  • OSHA and LEAN certification
  • Industry tours and guest speakers
  • Employment readiness bootcamp
  • Multiple projects and industry collaboration
  • San Diego EDC preferred provider opportunities

Employment Statistics

  • Over 90% employment rate from MiraCosta College, Technology Career Institute  
  • Over 90% graduation rate from MiraCosta College, Technology Career Institute
  • Average starting wage $20 (F/T w/Benefits)
  • Job growth in San Diego has grown 15% the last 5 years. 
  • North County San Diego saw a 1% increase in jobs in 2020 (in the midst of a pandemic).
  • Manufacturing in North County has grown steadily the last 5 years and employment is projected to continue and increase the next 5 years.

Success Criteria

Students who enjoy hands on learning and are looking to start a career path quickly excel in our programs. Zero experience is necessary to be successful, but if you do have a degree and/or looking for something to supplement your education this is the place for you!

Next Steps

  • Click here to sign up for a free information, testing, and interview session: FREE Information Sessions.
  • Complete an application

Career Paths

Whether you want to be in a clean room or on a manufacturing floor you can find a career path after graduating from our Engineering Technician program:

  • Mechanical
  • Electrical/Electronic Systems
  • Pneumatics
  • Automation
  • Electromechanics
  • Robotics


This course is not open for online enrollment. Students are invited to attend a free information session, click here to signup, FREE Information Sessions,


  • Agreement to follow all MiraCosta and COVID protocols.
  • Attend a FREE Information Session, click here to signup, FREE Information Sessions.
  • Complete an Assessment
  • Complete an Interview



“This class dramatically increased my confidence in my ability to create. It made me realize that technical fields still require a great deal of creativity, and it's a type of creativity that I never realized I possessed before. I would like to thank everybody involved with this program. It reintroduced me to education in a way that was actually fun and stimulating, and it has inspired me to continue my education either in the form of more certificates or even potentially pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on automation and control systems.”  Student from Cohort 17


“You guys are super stars. A lot of sacrifice to teach others. I hope TCI can expand to other campuses and become as accessible in future cohorts as it was in this one.” Student from Cohort 17

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Work Skills Application
Application must be completed and reviewed by MiraCosta College Technology Career Institute staff prior to acceptance into the program.  If you need assistance with the application, please CALL (760)757-2121 ext. 6528.
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Engineering Technician Training Program
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8:00AM to 4:30PM
Jan 04, 2022 to Apr 22, 2022
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Fee not-for-credit $3,000.00 Click here to get more information
Section Notes

The cost of this program has been cut more than half by support from State funds!  Ask about additional scholarship or available student aid to assist with remainder of tuition costs. GI Bill®, Sallie Mae and WIOA funding available funding.

No class on 1/17, 2/18 and 2/21. 

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