The Meriden Center is located at 55 West Main Street in downtown Meriden. The Center provides quality educational opportunities and programs to a diverse student and community population, through day, evening and weekend credit and non-credit courses, accelerated classes, business and industry training, and seminars. Most services offered at the main campus are also available at the Center:
- On-site Registration
- Placement testing
- Online access to the Jean Burr Smith Library
- Multimedia access, instruction
- Career Development & Counseling
- Financial Aid
- Fast Track Allied Health Programs
The campus is located on floors 1, 4 and 5 of a multi-level downtown facility, featuring classrooms equipped with the latest instructional equipment and technology; plus a student lounge, easily accessible administration offices, ample free parking – and building security. The Meriden Center has 10 classrooms and two high-tech computer labs, with a total of 48 computer workstations for student use.
In 2010 the Center opened the “Meriden Foundation Allied Health Lab,” to be used by students in the Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) and Patient Care Technician (PCT) certificate programs. The Lab helps to create a real-life health care environment – complete with patient beds and other hospital furniture, mannequin (“patients”), blood pressure and phlebotomy simulation trainers, and other crucial patient care equipment – to prepare students to provide direct patient care later in their studies an throughout their careers.
Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC)
Located in Meriden, the MTC prepares students for exciting new technology careers and to update incumbent workers’ manufacturing skills to compete effectively in the rapidly changing 21st century global workplace. The MTC is a technology-based environment, complete with computer lab and a variety of Industrial manufacturing equipment. Courses are very hands-on intensive.