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Are you interested in an inexpensive pathway to a 4-year institution or specializing in a technical field and entering the workforce? Now you can take your passion and skills to work in the technical field of your choice. Take the first step today with the Associate Degree in Technology Studies program at MxCC.
TECHNOLOGY STUDIES: MANUFACTURING MACHINE TECHNOLOGY OPTION AT MXCC
The Technology Studies program at Middlesex Community College is a specialized curriculum that helps you begin technology or engineering technology studies at any of the state’s 12 Community Colleges, with the ultimate goal of achieving a four-year, bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology. In addition to the statewide pathway program, we offer specialized training in manufacturing technology. Our mission is to prepare students for rewarding and lucrative careers in manufacturing and to provide local manufacturers the skilled human resources required to compete in the global economy. Along the way, you have the opportunity to earn an associate degree, gain sought-after skills and explore careers in fields projected to enjoy employment growth in the coming years. This program allows you to continue related studies at participating colleges and universities statewide without any loss of credit.
This program provides a primary level of essential skills and knowledge to individuals seeking a career in the machine technology profession. Our associate degree program combines a general studies background with the technical skills provided by the certificate program. This program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to earn a two year degree with the option of providing seamless transfer to four year institutions in the state. Let us help you get started today!
Associate in Science Degree
To consider a career in manufacturing two myths must be dispelled. Myth number one: Manufacturing jobs are dirty, noisy, and repetitious. Most of these jobs have gone overseas and what remains are high tech jobs that require computer literacy, strong analytical and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work as a member of a team. Myth number two: There is no future in manufacturing. Manufacturing jobs make up more than 10% 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 rate of pay with full fringe benefits. Students completing this program can find careers as CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operators, inspectors and Tool & Die apprentices. Students completing a degree at a four-year institution can find careers in sales or management.
Note About Financial Aid
Federal regulations stipulate that a student may only receive financial aid for courses that count towards their degree/certificate. To comply with this regulation, MxCC must track the courses that a student is registered for that count towards their degree/certificate program. Courses identified as not meeting program requirements will not be included in the calculation of financial aid eligibility. Pre requisites will be covered. This procedure is now in effect. Eligibility ceases once a student attempts 90 credits for a typical 60 credit program.
Becoming Connecticut State Community College
STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. Click here for more details about this merger.