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98% Job placement after completing the program

Advanced Manufacturing is the path to a growth-oriented career that is hands-on and high-tech, in Aerospace, Submarines, Biomedical Technology and other exciting fields. Earn your certificate in less than 10 months, and benefit from a 98% placement rate upon completion. With scholarships and grants, the cost is as low as $1,000 out of pocket.
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Welding

Welders use high heat in order to attach two metals together. Welding will require a steady hand, physical strength, and an eye for quality and detail. You'll need to be able to read technical drawings, work with a partner or in a team, know safety codes and regulations.

Avg Starting Salary: $43,210

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Naugatuck Valley Three Rivers

Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing is the focus on eliminating waste from the manufacturing processes, which adds value for the customer and helps the environment. Working with CAD software, you'll work with engineers, designers, and supply chain logisticians, coming up with new processes that meet customer standards.

Avg Starting Salary: $74,260

Colleges:
Housatonic Manchester Middlesex Naugatuck Valley Quinebaug Valley

Supply Chain

Supply chain logisticians analyze data to improve the way the company functions. You'll look at market forecasts and trends to make sure the company is selling the right product at the right time, and work with the marketing department to find the best target market. Additionally, you'll analyse costs and profits related to each product and advise on saving money.

Avg Starting Salary: $59,620

Colleges:
Housatonic

Precision Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet Metal Mechanic performs high precision fabrication duties, including: cutting, forming, surface finishing and assembly of raw sheet metals. They use calibrated measurement devices during fabrication tasks, such as CNC Punches, CNC Press Brakes, shears, notchers, drills, and various types of hardware insertion equipment.

Avg Starting Salary: $38,158

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Three Rivers

Project Management

Project managers ensure customer voices are heard when engineers and designers are crafting ideas and prototypes, and keep everyone on schedule and budget. You'll work out conflicts and know each employees' strengths and weaknesses to delegate tasks efficiently. Your job will involve reading and writing progress reports and making changes as necessary.

Avg Starting Salary: $64,585

Colleges:
Manchester Naugatuck Valley

Mechatronics

Troubleshoot, service and fix the computerized systems and robotic devices to reduce human interaction, such as robotic assembly devices and computer-controlled building air-conditioning systems. These machines and systems are often found within industrial and manufacturing plants, such as food processing facilities.

Avg Starting Salary: $59,561

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Quinebaug Valley

Quality Inspection - Metrology

As a QA specialist you will review, evaluate, and recommend changes to product or processes in order to have the best product or process available. You'll ensure the end result meets or exceeds the desired outcomes.

Avg Starting Salary: $43,158

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Housatonic Manchester Middlesex Naugatuck Valley Quinebaug Valley Three Rivers

CNC Operator

CNC machinists work with computer-numerical controlled (CNC) machines, or machines directed by a computer program. You'll focus on the operation and maintenance of the machine, from starting it to unloading the finished product. You'll be required to read and understand machine data and mechanics in order to adjust and fix it as necessary.

Avg Starting Salary: $40,638

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Housatonic Manchester Middlesex Naugatuck Valley Quinebaug Valley Three Rivers

Electro-Mechanical

Electromechanical and industrial engineering technicians will work with engineers, machinists, designers, and drafters to design products and create manufacturing systems that meet customer demands. You'll troubleshoot any issues on the production line and perform the right repairs, making sure that every step of the manufacturing system runs smoothly and efficiently.

Avg Starting Salary: $53,349

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Quinebaug Valley

CAD/CAM Programming

Working with CAD/CAM software, you'll write programs that are tailored to specific projects and products, run tests, and use the results to improve the manufacturing systems.

Avg Starting Salary: $47,214

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Housatonic Manchester Middlesex Naugatuck Valley

Tool & Die

Tool and die machines are usually computer-numerically controlled (CNC), so you'll need to be proficient in various software programs and computer skills to set up, adjust, and operate machines. These tasks means a high level of strength and fitness may be required. You'll inspect the tools or dies being made and ensure every piece is perfect.

Avg Starting Salary: $55,102

Colleges:
Housatonic Manchester Middlesex Naugatuck Valley

Machining

Machine operators work as part of the assembly line in a production facility. You'll be in charge of a basic, manually-controlled manufacturing machine to start, stop, and monitor the machine's operation, making sure there are no defects or issues in the products. You may be required to make small adjustments to the machine, or perform minor repairs.

Avg Starting Salary: $42,110

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Housatonic Manchester Middlesex Naugatuck Valley Quinebaug Valley

Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing (AM) technicians are responsible for uploading the STL file to the AM machine, checking the build supports, insuring the proper materials are loaded, checking the on-going build process, removing the build and post process the build. Skills and experience usually include CAD/CAM, AM Machines (such as, SDL, FDM, 3D Printing), AM Materials, and post processing skills.

Avg Starting Salary: $42,000

Colleges:
Asnuntuck Quinebaug Valley