Manufacturing and Applied Arts

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Get Started in the In-Demand Field of Manufacturing

Manufacturing is resurging in Connecticut and beyond, and Middlesex Community College manufacturing degree and certificate programs enhance skills needed to work in many technical fields. 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.

Associate degree programs at MxCC have specialized curriculums to begin technology or engineering technology studies and transition to earning a four-year, bachelor’s degree in engineering or technology.

Prospective students can also put their strengths to work and gain the skills needed to move quickly into entry-level manufacturing jobs through Skill Up Manufacturing non-credit program. Through a partnership with Workforce Alliance, free five-week classes are offered in sessions throughout the year.

Programs of Study

Associate Degrees

Certificate Options

Non-Credit Programs

Continuing Education/Workforce Development (non-credit) programs


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Programs & Support
for Success

MxCC students can choose from many academic support options to pursue their educational requirements.

Students who need individualized help during the transitional first year of college can get one-on-one assistance with studying, learning, and time management through the unique Transitional Year Program.

The Academic Success Center offers further academic support through personalized and group tutoring. Students reach their potential in an encouraging environment and become competent independent learners.

The Learning Commons resource hub blends traditional services with advanced facilities and provides instructional innovation, collaborative work, tutoring, and emerging educational technologies.

Honors Program students hone leadership, academic, and professional skills necessary for future success. They receive faculty mentoring, special programming, independent study, and early entrance into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.


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