Put your strengths to work and gain the skills needed to move quickly into entry-level manufacturing jobs!
Attend a free 5-week class through Skill Up Manufacturing.

Did you know that manufacturers in CT need to replace 60,000 workers over the next 10 years? To get started building a future that is challenging, rewarding, in demand, and offers good pay, look no further than Middlesex Community College. MxCC offers a quality manufacturing program to our students by providing the hands-on training valued by employers.

Middlesex Community College is excited to be a participant in a federally-funded program to expand our Manufacturing programs. This program is made possible through the Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative, which is funded in-part by a $15,000,000 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. This funding is targeted toward further enhancing and growing Connecticut’s statewide manufacturing education and training infrastructure. It will address the impact of foreign trade on employment and earnings loss. It is also meant to benefit individuals such as high school students and others who have not been in the workforce for a period of time, such as veterans and stay-at-home parents.

Classes are conducted Monday through Thursday late afternoon and evenings from 4:30-10:00 p.m., on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Wilcox Technical High School in Meriden, and at Vinal Technical High School in Middletown on Wednesday evenings.


Check out our programs:

Find descriptions and requirements of each program by clicking the links below:

Interested in starting this Fall 2018?

We encourage all of our incoming students to begin with achieving their certificate and then afterwards to take the remaining courses to achieve an associate’s degree. The certificate program can be completed in as little as ten months (two semesters) or can be spread at over a few semesters at your convenience. Either way the program will begin again this fall on Tuesday, August 28th. For a cost breakdown of our certificate program please see the sheet below. There are plenty of financial aid options available and we are happy to direct you if assistance is needed. Please use the contact information below to get a hold of us in the manufacturing program.

Certificate Program Cost 2016-2017

Ready to take the next step?

 Apply to programs today or request more information.


Tracy Ariel

Director, Precision Manufacturing Program
Phone: 860-343-5856
Office Location: Snow Hall, Room 512


The MxCC Advantage

We take great pride in serving as your key to success. We are committed to helping you achieve your goals by offering:

  • State-of-the-art facilities at H.C. Wilcox Technical High School
  • Affordable credits for degree or transfer
  • Academic and career counseling
  • Financial Assistance opportunities (WIA, TAA & more)
  • Veterans Services
  • Tutoring and learning assistance in the Learning Center
  • Internship and job placement support
  • So much more!

This project was paid by the Connecticut Advanced Manufacturing Initiative and funded by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community and Career Training grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and training Administration.