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.

To learn more, please contact
Tracy Ariel
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Centers
860-723-0605 or


Manufacturing @ Housatonic

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Manufacturing Tech Center

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Manufacturing Mania

Watch Video Teaching students the manufacturing industry in CT is alive and growing.
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To Learn More, Contact

Tracy Ariel
Director of Advanced Manufacturing Centers

Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate (1st Semester)

The first semester, 16-credits, provides essential entry-level skills by combining hands-on instruction, interactive lab experiences, and theory based courses.
  • 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 Certificate (2nd Semester)

In the second semester, the 18-credits 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 second semester. 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
At the completion of this certificate program students will have also earned their OSHA 10 certificate, 576 hours of related instruction toward an apprenticeship and the opportunity to obtain four National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) competency based credentials.

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