21st Century Manufacturing Technology

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Non-Credit Programs and Courses

Connecticut has long been a hub of precision manufacturing, and a skilled work force is needed by the hundreds of companies that reside in the state. To address this need, MCC offers a variety of programs to help prepare students for a successful career in this vital sector. Some of these non-credit certificate programs provide the preparation students need for entry-level positions; others prepare students for further advancement in their careers, equipping them with the cutting-edge skills needed by today’s manufacturers.

Because the programs are modular and are offered multiple times during the year, students can choose how many courses to take at once and can advance at a pace that fits their needs. 

Precision Machining Certificate Program

In the 600-hour Precision Machining Certificate Program, Manchester Community College offers students a thorough, practical preparation for a career in manufacturing. The program was designed with input from local businesses and is regularly updated to include advances in technology. The instructors have decades of experience, and the shop classes are small enough that each student gets one-on-one instruction. Students who successfully complete the program are eligible for up to 12 college credits.

Topics include workplace communication, computer applications, measurement, bench work, manufacturing math, shop safety, blueprint reading and interpretation, GD&T, introduction to quality control, Lean manufacturing, and setup/operation of conventional machines and CNCs.

Along with instruction and hands-on practice, students also participate in tours of local manufacturing shops. Those students who have attained required skills are given internship opportunities, making their educational experience an exceptional preparation for launching a career.

Quality Control Inspector Certificate Program

Assuming the responsibility to check on the accuracy of parts in a precision manufacturing environment requires in-depth preparation. In the Quality Control Inspector Program, students learn from instructors who have decades of experience in this challenging, in-demand field. This 360-hour Quality Control Inspector Certificate program includes foundational coursework followed by advanced blueprint reading, GD&T with quality control application, advanced manufacturing math, Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM set-up and operation, visual inspection procedures in manufacturing, introduction to Six Sigma, and CMM lab.


Incumbent Worker Training

Incumbent worker training programs are defined by the employer and are provided to existing employees at or outside of the workplace. The purpose of the training programs is to advance the skills and knowledge of existing employees so they can maximize their performance on the job and contribute to company productivity.

Examples of training programs provided to employers by MCC include company-specific training in manufacturing and information technology, certified operator training for manufacturing, network administrator training, and supervisory leadership training.

Need customized training for your employees?
Call Mick Pigott, Business & Industry Services Representative, at 860-512-2815.


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Last Update: November 21 2013
For additional information, contact: Mick Pigott