SNAP Education & Training Program

Check MxCC publications and the Continuing Ed web site for info on: dates, times and length of courses.

Applications for Spring 2018 CNA sections and Certified Security Guard class accepted up to 2 weeks before those classes start.

Pharmacy Tech course applications will be taken until 2/22/2018 with proof of passing Math testing.”

USDA nondiscrimination statement is as follows: 

What is SNAP E&T (Employment + Training?)

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), previously known as food stamps, helps low income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy.

The Employment and Training Program prepares SNAP clients for employment by offering vocational training, career activities, case management, and support services. This approach helps students find educational training opportunities and remain in employment paying good wages.

The MxCC SNAP program currently offers noncredit short-term training and educational programs to prepare students for entry level jobs with:

Who is eligible for SNAP Program courses?

  • You must be receiving SNAP benefits.
  • Students receiving TANF (cash assistance) are not eligible.
  • You must have a GED or high school diploma.
  • You must be U.S. citizen.
  • You must maintain and daily check an email address – it is how the college communicates.
  • Non-citizens are eligible with appropriate documents.
  • SNAP clients cannot participate in training programs for careers they cannot be employed by law in – many of the health care fields. (no criminal record)
  • Students with a HOLD within the CT college system cannot register for SNAP Training.  **This means you either owe money, do not have immunizations up to date, or have documents missing in the system.
  • ***Must pass basic college level placement testing in Math and English given after you fill out an application. Info on this testing at
  • ***If your basic Math and English skills are rusty – DO review them to be prepared to pass the   placement testing.

What do I need for the SNAP Program application?

MxCC must verify SNAP client eligibility. When you come to our orientation sessions and register for a class, students must provide us with:

  • Picture ID (license or state ID)
  • Proof of SNAP benefits (client ID card or budget letter)
  • Social Security Number

Download the SNAP application

Information sheet on the MxCC SNAP Education and Training Program

For more information, contact:

Patrice Barrett

SNAP Coordinator
Phone: 860-343-6918
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 508