Student Testimonials

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Manuel Ruiz - Class of 2017

"I completed the Industrial Systems certificate course in December 2017. Four months later I was hired by B. Braun Medical, Inc, as a maintenance mechanic. The pay is great, the benefits are astounding, and the job security is unrivaled. B. Braun Medical is a medical manufacturing company, privately owned, with facilities across the globe. But like all companies these days, we face a labor shortage. Most positions are 12 hour shifts, and you have to pass knowledge and skills tests to get hired, but at least for me it has been well worth it. I have my career set, I will retire from B. Braun happy as a clam. So if anyone else is interested in a good paying job, with benefits and security they should look into B. Braun.  Lastly, I had work experience in the field (industrial electrician) and some education before I got this job. But I felt that having a specific cert or degree would give me better opportunities and pay. Thanks to Mt. SAC and the Electronics Programs professors and staff, that certificate I got, Electronics: Industrial Systems, paid off,  earns me more than 80k a year! I would not be where I am at in life without Mt. SAC. Thank you."

Edward M. - Class of 2021

"I got hired at LA Metro in December of 2021 and took a position as a custodian. I did that for about a year and a half while waiting for the Electronics Communication Technician (ECT) position to open up. I applied about a year later for the ECT and I was officially hired a year after that.  All of the material that I was tested on during the practical and written exams during interviews were directly related to everything taught at Mt. SAC. I felt somewhat under prepared for each exam mainly due to the amount of time I had spent out of practice but all my notes and lab materials were great study guides to refresh my memory. So far I have enjoyed the work I am doing. It is mostly mechanical, doing maintenance on fareboxes and camera systems. There is a lot of use of hand tools and troubleshooting electrical failures between all the different components of the farebox.  I have given out the information on the Mt. SAC Elec program to several coworkers not in my department who are looking to join and I'm hoping some of them will sign up for classes. I am very thankful for everything I got out of the program and very excited to have got the position I was looking for."