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Credit Certificate Program
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 req
Manufacturing jobs today make up more than 10 percent of all jobs in the state of Connecticut. Through attrition and the need for a highly skilled workforce, manufacturers are facing a shortage of skilled workers. This could be an opportunity to explore a career doing interesting work at a higher-than-average pay rate, with full benefits. Students completing this program can find careers as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operators, inspectors and Tool & Die apprentices. Students wishing to advance their careers may do coursework on a full-time basis and complete the program within one year or on a part-time basis. We are currently offering a part-time night and weekend program. This program is designed to appeal to students that don’t have the time to enroll and complete coursework as full-time college students. The goals are to encourage single parents and those that feel they are underemployed to pursue careers in manufacturing and to provide the opportunity for completion of the program within two years.
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Becoming Connecticut State Community College
A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. As a part of this merger, modifications will be made to academic programs. Students who do not complete their programs by the end of the Spring 2023 term will be matched with the Connecticut State Community College (CT State) program that most closely aligns with the student’s Spring 2023 program and is offered at the current Middlesex Community College location. The College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption. Further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page: www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.