MCC Announces Information Sessions Starting July 14 for Students Interested in Advanced Manufacturing

MANCHESTER, Conn.  (July 8, 2020) – Manchester Community College is holding a series of online information sessions beginning Tuesday, July 14, to provide students with an opportunity to ask questions and get answers about the college’s precision manufacturing certificate program. The free information sessions will be conducted by WebEx but there is no need to have the software, as registered attendees will be directed into an event template to start the session.

The July 14 session runs from 4 to 5 p.m. The other hour-long sessions will be held bi-weekly throughout July and August. Students do not need to attend all of the sessions, but pre-registration for the session of choice is required. The online format extends access to educational opportunities in Connecticut’s growing – and re-opening – manufacturing sector, while helping to ensure everyone’s safety and health during the pandemic.

The precision manufacturing certificate is designed to provide students with a valuable skill set in just six months. Students who complete the program are qualified for an entry-level position as a CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machine operator. They also may earn both a non-credit and credit certificate and up to 30 credits that can be applied toward an associate in science degree in Technology Studies-Industrial Technology Option. The first cohort starts on the first day of fall classes – Wednesday, August 26 – and there is another starting Monday, October 12.

For more information on the program and to register, visit

In addition, people who want general information about financial aid can register for a Q&A session to be held on July 16 at this same web page. Participants in this Q&A session will have the opportunity to raise questions and get answers to their questions about the MCC enrollment process and completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college.

Registration for Fall 2020 courses is open. Applications for new and transferring students are currently being accepted online. Visit for more information and to apply to MCC.