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2021-22 Catalog 
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Precision Manufacturing*

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Program Design

This Full Time, 24 Week Certificate Program will provide students with the required fundamentals for employment as an Entry Level CNC Machine Operator. Students will learn basic Conventional and CNC Machining skills, through hands-on operation of these machine tools in newly renovated labs. In addition, students will learn basic inspection techniques on parts they manufacture in these labs. The program also includes 450 hours of course work that supports the hands on experience gained in the labs. These courses include CNC Programming with Mastercam, Lean Manufacturing, Materials & Processes and others.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Precision Manufacturing certificate students will:

  1. Learn to set-up and operate conventional and CNC lathes and mills.
  2. Learn how to measure the blueprint features of three-dimensional objects produced during their lab assignments.
  3. Gain a familiarity with the concepts of Lean Manufacturing, Quality Control, Materials & Process as well as utilize Blueprint reading skills and manufacturing math.

Total Credits Required: 38


Becoming Connecticut State Community College

STUDENTS: The Community Colleges are undergoing a merger with a plan to become Connecticut State Community College in fall 2023; please work closely with your advisor/program coordinator to select your courses accordingly. See below for more detail about this exciting transition!

Becoming Connecticut State Community College

A merger of Connecticut’s 12 community colleges is underway. Connecticut State Community College (CT State), a statewide college comprised of all Connecticut’s current community college locations, plans to open its doors in the Fall 2023. Here are some important facts students need to know:

  • the final commencement ceremony for Manchester Community College is scheduled for May 2023. Ceremonies will continue to be held at each location as campuses of CT State.
  • as a part of the planned merger, students continuing their studies beyond summer term 2023 will be matched with the CT State program that most closely aligns with their Spring 2023 major and is offered at the Manchester location,
  • students beginning Associate degree programs in Fall 2021 should plan with their advisor/program coordinator to attend full-time if they wish to graduate prior to the planned merger,
  • students who begin an Associate degree program in January 2022 would be anticipated to complete their degree at the merged college, Connecticut State Community College,
  • in all cases, the College is committed to students completing their education with a minimum of disruption and staying in touch with your advisor/program coordinator is essential,
  • further details can be found and will be updated on the Frequently Asked Questions page:  www.ct.edu/ctstate/academics.

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