August 12, 2019 Melissa Lamar

Tunxis Community College in Farmington is accepting applications for two advanced manufacturing technology programs, developed in response to Connecticut manufacturers’ needs for a highly-skilled workforce, and more than 30,000 projected job openings for new skilled CT workers over the next decade.

Students can start courses in August for associate degrees and certificates in machine technology and electro-mechanical maintenance technology, with full- and part-time options. Those students who enroll full-time can earn their CNC machine certificate in two semesters. In addition to their classes at Tunxis, students receive hands-on time during the programs at Asnuntuck Community College’s 27,000-square-foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in Enfield while Tunxis facility renovations are completed for the programs. Both programs include paid internships and job placement services.

The college’s machine technology programs train students for careers in CNC and positions in machine technologies. The electro-mechanical programs teach students to repair CNC equipment, troubleshoot electrical and mechanical issues, develop or modify products and create manufacturing systems.

For more information on Tunxis advanced manufacturing programs, visit tunxis.edu/make-it, or email tx-amtc@tunxis.edu.

Offered through the College of Technology led by Tunxis, TCC students enrolled in the advanced manufacturing technology programs can apply college credits earned to four-year degrees in manufacturing-related career technologies at other private and public universities in Connecticut. The College of Technology is a collaboration among Connecticut’s community colleges and partner universities to provide seamless career pathways for students to earn certificates, associate of science and bachelor of science degrees in engineering and technology disciplines, as well as preparing students for the workforce.

Tunxis Community College offers more than 70 associate degrees and certificates, including 10 associate degrees with manufacturing, science, engineering and technology emphases. Tunxis is also a recipient of a $2.8 million National Science Foundation grant that established the College of Technology’s Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing, an NSF Center of Excellence, and one of seven National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education Centers in the United States. For more information on programs at Tunxis, call 860.773.1490, or email tx-admissions@tunxis.edu.