The ConnCAP program connects current high school students with resources to develop the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in post-secondary educational programs. Through college courses taught by MCC instructors and peer mentoring, ConnCAP will create opportunities to help students successfully transition from high school to college.

  • Environmental Field Science and Navigating College courses
  • English and Math courses to prepare for college-level requirements
  •  Earn eligibility to take college-level courses at MCC while still in high school
  • Work with MCC students and instructors to navigate life in college
  • Graduate from high school with credit toward a certificate or degree
  • Opportunity to petition for high school elective credit at the end of each course
  • U-Pass provided for public transportation

ConnCAP is free to accepted students (tuition and fees waived for courses).  Some van transportation may be available eligible students.

Fall 2022

ENG 093 Introduction to College Reading and Writing (hybrid). August 29-December15, 2022. In person Thursdays from 3:30-4:50 pm at MCC with online meetings and assignments. This course prepares students for the reading and writing demands in college-level courses by integrating reading, writing, and critical thinking. Earn high school elective credit and get ready to take college-level courses before you start college.

coming SPRING 2023

BIO 159 Introduction to Aquaculture (online). Aquaculture, the controlled cultivation and harvest of aquatic animals and plants, is a rapidly growing industry that has the potential to reduce the significant environmental impact of global food production. This class will examine the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the aquaculture industry and provide students with scientific knowledge and technical skills essential to aquaculturists and informed consumers alike.

Want to know more? Fill out this interest form or email


  • Students must be sixteen years of age or older, recommended by a school counselor or teacher and identified as an ‘underachieving student’ (based on grades, high school transcripts, test scores)
  • ConnCAP students are considered part of the MCC community and must adhere to all college policies including:
    • COVID-19 campus safety policies
    • Student conduct guidelines
  • Students must have a willingness to participate, curiosity and a sense of adventure

For more information and to refer a student, fill out this interest form.

This program is supported by the CT Office of Higher Education.