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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Technology Studies: Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate Option 1 (AMC1-CC-COT)

Location(s): Naugatuck Valley, Quinebaug Valley

CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.


The Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate provides students with the opportunity to train in a hands-on manufacturing environment. Throughout the duration of their training, students will develop an advanced level of skillsets that will lead directly into a career in the vast world of manufacturing, such as an entry level machinist or a quality inspector. The programs were developed in response to Connecticut manufacturers’ needs for a highly skilled workforce to match the needs of the regional industry sector partnerships around the state of Connecticut that graduates of the program are placed with. The student who completes the Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology certificate program has a choice to pursue employment or to matriculate in an associate degree program. To earn this certificate, you will choose nine directed electives based on regional industry needs for specific courses.

Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is accredited by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, and Naugatuck Valley are in the process of applying for NIMS accreditation.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply mathematical and technological principles to solve triangles and other geometrical problems
  • Understand and follow basic shop safety guidelines and protocol
  • Demonstrate the use of all hand tools used in basic layout procedures
  • Accurately read and interpret views and information on engineered drawings and blueprints
  • Demonstrate the use and understanding of all basic semi-precision and precision measuring tools to determine acceptability of manufactured parts to blueprint specifications
  • Demonstrate operations of manual lathe to turn, face, part, groove, drill, bore, tap and single point thread
  • Demonstrate operations in a knee mill to square parts, bore holes, drill, tap, countersink and counterbore
  • Demonstrate operation of machine tools such as drill press, bench grinders, surface grinders, sawing machines
  • Program and operate CNC mills and lathes with conversational, G&M code to fabricate parts to blueprint specifications
  • Exhibit competency in two- and three-dimensional CAD as it is applied to parts and geometries to create solid models and assemblies
  • Understand basic principles in quality management and lean continuous improvement practices