Free Non-Credit Online Courses

Two non-credit, fully online courses - Introduction to Manufacturing and Introduction to Natural Gas Distribution - will be offered free of charge to any interested participant. These non-credit courses provide an overview of subject matter in a concise, interactive learning environment allowing students to take the courses at his or her pace.

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Introduction to Manufacturing

Participants will have the opportunity to work through modules that will provide a basic overview of manufacturing. These modules include: an overview of manufacturing in Connecticut and the United States; types of manufacturing; industrial materials used in manufacturing; manufacturing processes; quality control processes; a brief view of blueprints and diagrams; safety in manufacturing; supply chain contractors; and types of careers found in manufacturing.
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Introduction to Natural Gas Distribution

This course introduces fundamentals of the natural gas industry and operations of a natural gas distribution system. Participants will work through modules that provide a basic understanding of natural gas distribution, including: a history and structure of the natural gas industry; structure of utility companies; properties of natural gas; fundamentals of natural gas pipelines and their construction; how natural gas distribution systems are operated and maintained; quality and safety in the industry; and careers in the natural gas industry.
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The partnership is also supported by the Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) and CT Dream It Do It, a national initiative to support advanced manufacturing.