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Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology Certificate

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Manufacturers are one of the most sought-after workers in Connecticut. Recently, there were 22,000 job openings for manufacturers in Connecticut, making it the fourth largest hiring sector in the state.

For workers with experience in manufacturing, it presents an opportunity to modernize your skill sets, making you more attractive to employers in today’s job market. If you’re new to the workforce, the AMTC certificate will have you confident and prepared to work in a manufacturing environment in one year. Regardless of your background, AMTC staff will be ready at the end of your program to connect you with employers.

Waterbury Campus | Daytime Cohorts

Danbury Campus | Evening Cohort

Earn a certificate - just one year to a career.

    • Career-oriented students are prepared to work as an inspector, machine operator, CNC operator and more.
    • Students may apply their certificate credit towards a Technology Studies A.S. degree.

Advanced Manufacturing - Make It. Here.

Learn More:

Sharon Lutkus
Interim Director of Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Welding
(203) 596-2197 (p)
Room: T618
Technology Hall
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
Career Possibilities

Career Possibilities


Some career opportunities may require additional education beyond an associates degree.



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Our Grads Get Hired!
Learn About NVCC's Manufacturing Program:

Student Spotlight: Why I Chose NVCC

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Student Spotlight: Manufacturing a Great Career 

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Train for an in-demand career.

Our grads get hired!

"This program teaches you so many skills that it gave me the edge to get my new job just a few weeks after graduating!"   - Lidia T.

Students working toward an AMTC certificate will take classes in the NVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, where they will find hands-on access to state-of-the-art machining technology in an environment that simulates an actual shop floor. This means upon completion of the certificate, you will have had direct experience with the machines you will use in the workforce as well as the classroom time necessary to help you understand the theory behind the work.

What will I learn?

AMTC classes are:

  • 30% traditional in-class studies, where you’ll learn how to read blueprints, design in CAD and master the mathematical formulas necessary for entry-level work
  • 70% hands-on laboratory experience working directly with machines



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Waterbury Program Info

Waterbury Campus Program Information

Waterbury Programs

  • Fall Semester: One year day program
  • Spring Semester: One year evening program

Waterbury Info Sessions

Fall 2023 Manufacturing Program Info sessions

Wednesdays at 2:30 pm in Tech Hall Lobby:
March 8, May 10, July 12, and August 9 

Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in Tech Hall Lobby:
April 5, June 7, and August 2

Downloadable pdf: Info Session and Tour Dates

Like an info session sooner or prefer a virtual information session?  Ready to apply? 
Please contact Shannon Betts  

Waterbury Contact

Shannon Betts

Sharon Lutkus

Danbury Program Info

Danbury Campus Program Information

Learn how our program meets the work-force training needs of today's manufacturers.

Danbury Programs

  • Fall Semester: One year evening program
  • Program meets Monday through Thursday
  • Classes start 4:00 pm each day 
  • Location:
    Advanced Manufacturing Center at Western CT State University
    190 White Street, Danbury, CT
  • Free parking in Western CT parking garage

Danbury Info Sessions

 Fall 2023 Program Info Sessions

Friday, March 3    3:00 to 4:00 pm
Sat., April 22       11:00 to 12:00 pm
Wed, May 3       3:00 to 4:00 pm
Friday, June 2   3:00 to 4:00 pm
Wed, July 19      3:00 to 4:00 pm 
Wed, August 2   3:00 to 4:00 pm

Contact Marlene Cornwell 
Scholarships available! Visit nv.edu/linde for more information.
Application deadline June 30, 2023.

Danbury Contact

Marlene Cornwell

Sharon Lutkus

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