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Connecticut offers an exciting array of careers in manufacturing. Want to know that you are contributing and have a part in the production of something vital to our everyday lives? Frontline supervisors, machinists, computer numeric controlled machine operators and programmers are all high growth demand opportunities. Inspectors, testers and quality technicians are also in demand. Whether you want to launch a new production career or expand your current opportunities for advancement, NVCC has resources to support your goal.

Program Overview

NVCC is proud to offer a wide variety of certificate programs, courses, workshops and customized training to meet the needs of the manufacturing industry.  These offerings may prepare the participant for NIMS certifications, offer College credits, build new skills in specialized production processes or support leadership advancement.

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The Manufacturing Innovation Fund (MIF) Apprenticeship Program provides financial assistance to Connecticut manufacturers that have a Registered Apprentice Program and to approved Apprenticeship Related Instruction Training Providers.  The fund is administered by the Connecticut Department of Labor and funded through the Department of Economic and Community Development's Connecticut Manufacturing Innovation Fund.

NVCC is an approved Apprentice Related Instruction Provider and is prepared to support manufacturers in their efforts to train registered apprenticeship workers in the appropriate skills to meet current and emerging market needs and occupational skills. A registered apprenticeship combines a structured work schedule of on-the-job training together with related classroom instruction.

NVCC offers an expanded array of topics approved for apprenticeship related training. The course tuition is reimbursed from the fund for qualified and registered apprentices, that meet the terms and conditions of the apprenticeship agreement.  There are funding limits per apprentice for related training costs.

Please contact Keri Lamontagne at 860-263-6129 or via email for additional information or assistance with the program.    


Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form

 Fax: (203)-575-8143 

Email: NC@NV.EDU   

U.S. Mail: Naugatuck Valley Community College Non-credit Registration-F323 750 Chase Parkway Waterbury, CT 06708 

Call: 203-575-8029 today to get registered!

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at Naugatuck Valley Community College 


Program Coordinator:
Sharon Lutkus
203-596-2197 (p)
203-575-8243 (f)
Room: F320

Customized Training For Business and Industry

In today's global market, the difference between growth and stagnation lies in the quality and productivity of your team. Enhance the knowledge and skills of your employees to create a high performance environment.

NVCC recognizes that training programs need to accommodate your employee work schedules and production timelines; so we deliver your training where and when you need it.  Days, evenings, or weekends, your site or ours, we will be there when you need us. Our cost-effective customized training solutions can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization and include a wide array of business, soft-skills, and technical topics.

Our training experts can assess learning needs, identify gaps and provide training solutions. Contact Cynthia Tolin, 203-596-8743 or Sharon Lutkus, 203-596-2197.

Some of our most popular programs are listed below. If you do not see what you need, let us know.  We have access to a huge variety of topics and experts, and will be happy to match the right training to your company.

Conflict Resolution



English as a Second Language

Intergenerational Communication


Manufacturing Processes

Microsoft Office Applications

Performance Improvement Plans

Professional Development Planning

Project Management Basics


Stress Management

Succession Planning

Supervisory Skills

Technical Writing

Time Management

Welding Safety &Techniques


Metrology & Quality Control


Blueprint Reading I

An introduction to blueprint reading with a study of orthographic projection. Topics include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angle, tapers, keyways, diameters and radii. Geometric tolerancing and dimensioning (GDT) is introduced. 24 hours

Blueprint Reading II

This course is a continuation of the study of the assembly and detail drawings started in Blueprint Reading I. There will be an in-depth study of individual feature types as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT). Emphasis will be on design intent as well as the many options for producing and inspecting designed parts. 24 hours

Coordinate Measuring Machine

This course teaches the first-time user a basic understanding of the software and measurements necessary to write and execute inspection plans on PM-DMIS using our portable Arms. This includes equipment orientation, verification checks and probe calibration. Upon completion of this course the student should have a grasp of the basic inspection workflow from feature measurement to part alignment to repot output. (30 hours)

Precision Reading & Measurement 1 & 2

Precision Reading & Measurement Level I - will introduce students to basic blueprint reading and the technology of measurements. During the blueprint section topics will include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angles, and tapers. This course will also include how to measure characteristics using a variety of measurement devices including caliper, micrometers, dial height stands, thread gauges, indicator stands, depth micrometers, dial indicators, optical comparators, and coordinate measuring machines (CMM). 30hrs.


Precision Reading & Measurement Level 2 - will build on level 1 an include an in-depth study of individual feature types as well as geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT). Using our portable Arms (CMM's), students will learn how to create and manage CMM programs, including equipment orientation, verification checks, troubleshooting, and advance alignments. during this course students will learn best methods of inspection skills to use in evaluating the inspection process. 30hrs.

Manufacturing Basics Certificate

This noncredit certificate program introduces you to the world of manufacturing.
Students will learn about:

  • blueprint reading
  • metrology
  • math
  • safety 
  • and work hands-on with the equipment pertinent to the manufacturing industry.

150-hour course

Welding - GMAW/MIG

Welding-Gas Metal Arc (GMAW/MIG) Basic is a process used mostly in manufacturing and repair shops. Students will be introduced to: welding safety, shield gases, equipment/metal selection and preparation. Class size is limited to provide maximum time for hands-on welding technique practice. (45 hours)

Welding-Gas Metal Arc (GMAW/MIG) Advanced is a further study of the techniques learned in GMAW Basic. This course will provide time to practice and perfect weld joints and types. A focus will be the inspection and testing of welds. Students will prepare for and be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1 3G ceritfication. OSHA 10 Safety Certification is included. (55 hours) Prerequisite: Basic GMAW or permission of the Coordinator and Instructor.

Welding GTAW/TIG

Welding- Gas Tungsten Arc (GTAW) Basic is primarily used to weld stainless steel, aluminum, titanium and other nonferrous metals used in various industries, including manufacturing, aerospace and piping. Students will be introduced to: welding safety, electrodes, shield gases, equipment, plasma cutting, and metal selection and preparation. Class size is limited to provide maximum time for hands-on welding technique practice. (45 hours)

Welding- Gas Tunsten Arc (GTAW/TIG) Advanced is afurther study of the techniques learned in GTAW Basic. This advanced courses will provide time to practice and perfect the art od various weld joints and types in preparation for welding certification. Students will be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) D17.1, 2F Certification. OSHA 10 Safety Certification is included. (55 hours) Prerequisite: Basic GTAW (TIG) or permission of Coordinator and Instructor.


Welding- Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) Basic techniques and processes are widely used in the maintenance and construction industries. Gain an understanding of the required equipment, interpret welding symbols and prints, and then put it all together while you practice your new welding skills in a state of the art welding lab. Class size is limited to provide maximum time for hands-on welding technique practice. (60 hours)

Welding- Shielded Metal Arc (SMAW) Advanced is a continuation of the study and practice of the various weld joints and types learned in SMAW Basic. Time is provided to practice and perfect the techniques in preparation for welding certification. Students perfect the techniques in preparation for welding certification. Students will be tested in accordance with the American Welding Society (AWS) D1.1, 1G/2G Combo Certification. OSHA 10 Safety Certification is included. Prerequisite:Basic SMAW (STICK) or permission of the instructor. (70 hours)

OSHA 10 Hour General/Manufacturing


Earn your OSHA 10-Hour General Safety & Health Card. Students will learn safety responsibilities, how to identify hazards, prevent and control hazards, use of safety equipment and integrate safety with their job responsibilities. This course is customized for manufacturing. 12 hours

Important Information

Important Information

  • A high school diploma or GED is strongly recommended and is required by most employers.
  • All courses are not offered every semester.
  • Some courses require prerequisites. Please check course descriptions carefully.

Textbook and Educational Materials

  • No need to make a trip to the bookstore, all required textbooks, and materials will be provided in class and are included in the cost of the course. (Unless otherwise advised in the course description).


  • Students should expect reading and assignments from each class. Plan on spending as much time on homework as you do in the classroom.

Refund Policy, Changes and Cancellations

  • Withdrawal and refund requests must be received three business days (72 hours) prior to the beginning of class unless stated otherwise in the course description. Refunds are not granted after this deadline. Telephone: 203-575-8029 Fax: 203-575-8243 Email: Mail: Non-Credit Refunds, Room F323, Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Pkwy., Waterbury, CT 06708 If there is a course cancellation due to insufficient enrollment, students will be notified by phone, mail and/or email. Please make sure when registering that your contact information is up-to-date. We would like to offer you the opportunity to transfer to another section, if available, or to another class of your choosing. If we have not heard from you within 7 business days, a refund will automatically be processed. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing. The person registered in our records system is the person who will receive the refund. The College reserves the right to make changes to the information listed in this publication or to cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment or other reasonable causes. Full refund is made if the College cancels the course.
College Closings due to Inclement Weather
  • Closings are announced over local AM/ FM radio/TV stations, on the college website (, on the college’s main phone line (203-575-8000) and a text message is sent to everyone who is registered through the myCommNetAlert System. Likewise, in the event of an early closing, the same communication will occur. If the college has a delayed opening, all classes that begin before the delayed opening time will not be held that day and will be rescheduled at another time. Danbury and off-site cancellations: If NVCC cancels or delays classes, this applies to Waterbury and Danbury Campuses as well as all off-site locations.
Students with Special Needs-ADA

Students who may require academic adjustments on the basis of a disability are encouraged to contact the Counselor for Students with Disabilities (Terry Latella K519C) at the Waterbury and Danbury Campuses. After providing documentation and completing the disability disclosure process, students are then encouraged to meet with their instructor(s) to discuss the adjustments approved by the appropriate disabilities contact and to complete the Adjustments Agreement form. Students are therefore encouraged to meet with the Disabilities Counselor and their instructor(s) at the beginning of each semester. Adjustments are not retroactive. Instructors, in conjunction with appropriate college personnel, will provide assistance and/or adjustments only to those students who have completed the disability disclosure and academic adjustments process.

Registration Information

Course Registration

No formal application to the College is required for non-credit/workforce training courses.

Registrations are accepted on an ongoing basis for upcoming classes.

 Ways to Register:

Call us: 203-575-8029 for information (Motorcycle registrations cannot be taken by phone)

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

New Secure Fillable Format Workforce Development and Continuing Education Registration Form 

Fax: 203-575-8243 (secure line)

Email: NC@NV.EDU

Mail and send with payment (checks or money order made out to NVCC only) to:

Office of Non-Credit Lifelong Learning Registration
Founders Hall, Room F323
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708

Or stop by, we're happy to assist you!

Accepted Forms of Payment:

Money Orders or Checks

Mail-in registrations credit cards or checks only, Please do not mail cash!

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