Manufacturing Today
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Education: A Pathway to a Career
The Connecticut Community Colleges’ College of Technology offers a specialized curriculum that allows a student to complete an Associate of Science degree in Technological Studies or Engineering Science at any one of the state’s 12 community colleges:

• Asnuntuck • Manchester • Norwalk • Capital • Middlesex • Quinebaug Valley
• Gateway • Naugatuck Valley • Three Rivers • Housatonic • Northwestern CT • Tunxis

Connecticut’s community colleges are affordable, flexible, and geographically convenient for students statewide. They offer programs to prepare students for careers in high-growth fields, such as precision machining, fiber optics, and next generation manufacturing.

Associate of Science degree options include:

• Computer Aided Design (CAD) • Lean Manufacturing and Supply
• Fiber Optics and Photonics Chain Management
• Plastics Technology • Manufacturing Engineering
• Precision Manufacturing • Engineering Technology
• Environmental Science • Biomolecular Science

These programs also provide a seamless pathway for community college students to continue their program of studies as juniors in engineering programs at the University of Connecticut, Fairfield University, the University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Central Connecticut State University, or Charter Oak State College — or in engineering technology or industrial technology at the University of Hartford or CCSU.

For more information, visit the College of Technology’s website at www.commnet.edu or www.nextgenmfg.org.