Connecticut Manufacturing Centers

Enroll in a Manufacturing Center program across the state and earn your Advanced Manufacturing Certificates in one year.

About the Manufacturing Centers

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Modeled after the highly successful Manufacturing Machine Technology Program at Asnuntuck Community College (Enfield), the state's three new Manufacturing Centers opened their doors in August 2012. In addition to Asnuntuck Community College, Housatonic Community College (Bridgeport), Naugatuck Valley Community College (Waterbury) and Quinebaug Valley Community College (Danielson) will also offer this program. Students enrolled in this program may be eligible for federal student financial aid.

For More Information

Please contact: Tracy Ariel
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Centers
860-723-0605
arielt@ct.edu

Manufacturing Facts

Fact - Manufacturing supports an estimated 17 million jobs in the U.S. (1)
Fact - Connecticut manufacturing workers earn an average of $1,000 per week (2)
Fact - There are almost 5000 manufacturing companies in Connecticut (3)
Fact - Connecticut manufacturing employees are 20% more productive than competing states (4)
Fact - Manufacturing creates a wide range of advanced technologies that cut energy use and lead to a cleaner environment 5
Fact - Manufacturing is a knowledge-based industry powered by computer technology (5)
Fact - Enroll in a Manufacturing Center program across the state and earn your Advanced Manufacturing Certificates in one year

(1)The Facts About Modern Manufacturing(2009).
(2)Connecticut Department of Labor, Current Employment Statistics, April 2012
(3)U.S. Bureau of the Census: County Business Patterns http://cbia.com/govaff/pdf/2011/manufacts_11.pdf
(4)Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development
(5)http://www.themanufacturinginstitute.org/Research/Research.aspx

Certificates

Basic Manufacturing: Machine Technology Level 1 (Fall Semester)

For More Information

Please contact: Tracy Ariel
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Centers
860-723-0605
arielt@ct.edu
The 16-credit Machine Technology Level I Certificate provides essential entry-level skills by combining hands-on instruction, interactive lab experiences, and theory based courses. Successful mastery of this certificate is required for entry into the Machine Technology Level II credit certificate.
  • CAD* 110 Introduction to CAD
  • MFG* 124 Blueprint Reading I
  • MFG* 151 Manufacturing Machinery -Drill Press and Saw
  • MFG* 152 Manufacturing Machinery - Grinding
  • MFG* 153 Manufacturing Machinery - Bench Work
  • MFG* 154 Manufacturing Machinery - Lathe I
  • MFG* 155 Manufacturing Machinery - Milling I
  • MFG* 156 Manufacturing Machinery - CNC I

Advanced Manufacturing: Machine Technology Level II (Spring Semester)

The 18-credit Machine Technology Level II Certificate provides additional skills and knowledge to those seeking employment in machine technology and CNC manufacturing environments. Students may have the opportunity to participate in on-site manufacturing internships during the Level II program. Additionally, credits earned in both certificates may be applied to the College of Technology's (COT) Technology Studies Advanced Manufacturing degree option, which may be used for transfer to several four-year universities including Central Connecticut State University and the University of Hartford.
  • MFG* 105 Manufacturing Math II
  • MFG* 125 Blueprint Reading II
  • QUA* 114 Principles of Quality Control
  • MFG* 254 Manufacturing Machinery - Lathe II
  • MFG* 255 Manufacturing Machinery - Milling II
  • MFG* 256 Manufacturing Machinery - CNC II

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