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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.
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.