Sept. 24, 2013

ANSON SMITH AT 203-332-5229

There’s Still Time To Register
For HCC’s Evening Mfg. Program

Starts 10/9

BRIDGEPORT - There’s still time to register for the evening section of Housatonic Community College’s new Advanced Manufacturing Program that starts Wednesday, Oct. 9. The program runs from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
To provide an introduction to the program, HCC is conducting informational open houses Tuesdays and Thursdays through Oct. 17, at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. The sessions will be held in Room 287 in Beacon Hall.

Manufacturing in the area and the nation is leading economic growth. However, through the application of state-of-the-art technology, manufacturers have become more competitive and they need to hire more workers with advanced manufacturing skills. HCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Program is designed to meet this industry need.

The two-certificate Advanced Manufacturing Program that prepares students for advanced manufacturing positions that include machine operator, CNC (Computer Numeric Control) operator, CNC programmer, assembler, and quality control inspector. These can pay in the $15-$20 per-hour range.

The yearlong program, which requires a 35-hour-per-week commitment from students, will lead to two certificates, a basic manufacturing certificate and an advanced manufacturing certificate. Both certificate tracks are financial-aid eligible.

The 16-credit basic manufacturing certificate courses will be offered during the Fall semester while the 18-credit advanced manufacturing certificate courses will be offered in the Spring.

The basic manufacturing certificate track includes courses in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), blueprint reading; drill, press and saw operation; grinding; bench work; lathe operation; milling; and CNC. While providing the foundation to pursue the advanced manufacturing certificate, the basic certificate will also include training in math for manufacturing, lean manufacturing, metrology, computer applications, and careers in manufacturing.

The advanced certificate includes advanced courses in manufacturing math and blueprint reading; principles of quality control; and advanced manufacturing machinery courses in lathe operation, milling, and CNC.

For more information abo0ut the program, contact Bill Griffin at 203-332-5056 or