The Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate program trains you with the skills and knowledge you need for a career in the machine technology profession. The certificate pathway is made up of 32 credits worth of courses in manufacturing machine technology. These courses will address the needs of manufacturers by preparing students for 21st century manufacturing environments. You will learn in actual hands-on settings and prepare for the modern shop floor by working with manual and computerized machinery. Students work with current industry software. They learn in an atmosphere where students learn from each other and develop an appreciation for teamwork.
For Part-time Students
Middlesex Community College has a manufacturing technology program that is ideal for part time students. The goals of this program are to enhance the skills of people currently in the workplace and to improve the employment prospects of the underemployed. We recognize the importance of preparing people for rewarding careers whose schedules do not permit enrollment as full time-students.
This program is ideal for working parents. The certificate program requires two years of part time study and prepares people for careers as CNC operators, inspectors, and tool and die makers*. The certificate program consists of 30 college credits that include courses in:
- Blueprint reading (including Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing),
- Basic and advanced machining,
- Basic and advanced CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming and machining,
- Lean manufacturing principles,
- Quality control with an emphasis on Statistical Process Control,
- CAD –Computer Aided Drafting,
- Shop math, and
- Materials Science
This certificate program is application based. The lessons are directly related to employment and accomplished through a “hands-on” approach. Students apply the classroom lessons to the computer lab and shop floor. This program engages students and gets them involved by doing as opposed to listening to lecture based courses, reading large volumes of material, and memorizing information to prepare for exam day. This program is ideal for students that weren’t motivated to learn in a traditional high school environment. For students that can excel in a traditional college environment, they have the option of pursuing the associate’s degree program on part-time basis while they work in the manufacturing field and can even transfer their credits to a four year university. This program provides the flexibility to meet the needs of a diverse student population. All that are required for our students is the ability to meet college admission requirements and a sincere desire to learn.
Downloadable Program Forms & Documents
- Manufacturing Machine Technology- Employment Outlook Manufacturing
- For part-time students
- Manufacturing Machine Technology Program Mission Statement
- Manufacturing Machine Certificate Graduation Checklist
For more information, contact:
Associate Professor in Manufacturing Machine Technology
Office Location: Meriden Center, room 403
Office Hours: Wednesdays from 12-3 in room 403 at the Meriden Center or by appointment
Internship & Employment Coordinator for the CT Advanced Manufacturing Initiative
Office Location: Founders Hall, Room 104