MxCC Now Offering 100+ Online Career Training Programs

May 12, 2016 – In an effort to help residents prepare for a new career or advance in a current position, Middlesex Community College’s Continuing Education department has made more than 100 high-quality online career training courses available through its partnership with Residents can enroll in these affordable courses and begin taking them anytime from any internet-enabled device or computer.  Course lengths range from three to six months and many programs include an industry certification exam, an internship or externship, or other real-world training.

Students have access to in-demand programs for such varied careers as: clinical dental assistant, fitness business management, physical therapy aide, certified wedding planner, floral design, grant writing, display advertising, web analytics, certified indoor air quality manager, certified mediator and conflict resolution specialist, certified sustainability professional, carpentry, and power plant operations. Students also can become expert in IT and software such as Microsoft Access, Outlook, and Office, or they can earn a high school diploma along with specialized training in areas such as child care, homeland security, and customer service.

All courses are entirely web-based, accompanied with instructors’ office hours and quick responses to student questions.  Tuition includes textbooks and other materials that are delivered to students’ homes or offices.

“MxCC has worked through for many years helping our community access valuable, affordable online programs that help them excel in their chosen fields,” said Yi Guan-Raczkowski, director of distance learning/educational technology at MxCC. “Our continuing education students benefit from these well-designed lessons along with instructor and peer interaction, and, of course, the flexibility and convenience of studying online anytime.  We are glad to expand and update these courses for the advantage of our community.”

For a full list of classes and enrollment information, visit, or call 860-343-5865. programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field. Instructors and mentors are actively involved in the online learning experience, responding to any questions or concerns, as well as encouraging and motivating students.  Each program utilizes quizzes, tests, and assignments to reinforce the learning. Courses are offered to the public through a network of more than 2,100 top colleges, universities, and other organizations, including MxCC.

Founded in 1966, Middlesex Community College ( is part of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities System. In all it does, Middlesex Community College strives to be the college of its community. By providing high quality, affordable, and accessible education to a diverse population, the college enhances the strengths of individuals through degree, certificate, and lifelong learning programs that lead to university transfer, employment, and an enriched awareness of our shared responsibilities as global citizens. MxCC, recently named a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, offers more than 50 degree or certificate programs at the main 35-acre campus in Middletown, the downtown Meriden Center, and online.