Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center

Ready for Your Future in Manufacturing?

If you are interested in the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate or have questions, contact: Sandy Gould (860) 932-4178. If you are interested in the Mechatronics Certificate and have questions, contact: Jodi Clark  (860) 932-4128.

You may also sign up for an advising appointment online.  Manufacturing staff is available to meet with you virtually or in person.

Join us on Saturday, July 8th for a tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center at 10am.  Staff will be on hand to answer your questions about our programs, and the Student Success Center will be open to give you a chance to Enroll In a Day.  Learn more by calling 860-932-4178 or by clicking here .

Not Just a Job but a Career

Supporting students and businesses from the Quiet Corner to the shoreline, the 10,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center provides hands-on learning opportunities for students, as well as a location for area manufacturers with customized training needs. The Center includes a machine lab, mechatronics and metrology labs, classroom, conference space, and offices.

Student Success

Women in Manufacturing

Graduate of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics - Now Employed at Pratt & Whitney

Come and Visit!

Contact Sandy Gould or Jodi Clark  to schedule a tour of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center.

In the meantime, enjoy this tour Gary O of WINY Radio created when we opened our new Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in 2016.

Or take the virtual tour.

Start Your Career in Two Semesters

Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program

Advanced Manufacturing is a world of innovation utilizing new technologies, software, automation and cutting edge materials. Our two semester Precision Machining Certificate will prepare you to join that world.


  • Paid internships
  • 95% job placement after graduation

Mechatronics Automation Technician Certificate Program

Mechatronics describes a field that combines mechanics and electronics. The technology is used to create automated processes that operate with minimal human intervention, freeing workers from routine tasks.


  • Paid Internships
  • Increase the skills you already have in manufacturing
  • Jobs are in demand

Our Manufacturing programs offer:

Paid Internships

Start an internship in your first or second semester!

95% Job Placement

Our manufacturing students get jobs!

Manufacturing in Eastern Connecticut is growing!

Apply 30 credits to a degree!

Continue with a Technology Studies degree

Ready to get started?

  1. Apply for Admission.
  2. Apply for Financial Aid by completing the Federal FAFSA, which determines eligibility.
CT State Quinebaug Valley Campus Tour & Information Session (Danielson)
Meet with the Admissions Team at the Danielson Campus to learn all about QVCC and the benefits of a...
CT State Quinebaug Valley Campus Tour & Information Session (Danielson)
Meet with the Admissions Team at the Danielson Campus to learn all about QVCC and the benefits of a...

Contact Information

To learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, contact:

Steve LaPointe
Steve Lapointe

So here we are about to conclude another fantastic academic year in the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, graduating successful employed students. It’s always bittersweet because we have watched the students grow from the beginning of the program to the mature individuals they’ve become. QVCC was part of a CSCU Manufacturing Challenge event at Asnuntuck Community College on May 12th. This was an opportunity for the 5 competing schools to be handed a machining project to a team of 4 students to create 4 different parts to blueprint specifications. It was a huge event and the team from QV executed the projects to take 3 of the 4 awards: Assembly, Precision and Aesthetics. They scored 290 points out of 300. Congratulations to the team of Caitlin Boyce, Alexander Marzullo, Jacob Scotti and Joe Thompson (Class of ‘23).

This class will be graduating 16 students and we are really looking forward to getting our cohort enrollment numbers back to the 50 number. COVID took a toll on all of us but it’s time to return to some sense of normalcy. Fall 2023 classes are on the schedule and there is a limit, so first come first serve, don’t delay. The Mechatronics classes are filling quickly and we may be offering a day time class schedule to accommodate the overflow in this fast growing field. Many of our machining students are hooked on the hands-on style of learning here at QVCC and are enrolling in more classes. The more you learn, the more you earn!!

There are plenty of options for financial aid and various scholarships at QVCC and most likely your education will come at no cost. We offer incentives through the Gene Haas Foundation for the first 25 enrolled students, making the Dean’s list and completion of the certificate. The QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Endowment also has special accommodations for those in need. We also have the area high schools that have Youth Manufacturing Pipeline Initiative students who will be coming here for an assessment process that can award them up to $500 if they succeed and enroll.

You can come and learn more about our programs and the opportunities for a new career right here in the Quiet Corner at our Tour and Info Session on July 8, 2023, 10:00am.

So the team and I are waiting to take you by the hand and see you through the process to make you one of next year’s success stories,

Stephen LaPointe
Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center

To learn more about how to enroll in one of our Advanced Manufacturing Technology certificate programs, contact:

Jodi Clark

Assistant Director



Sandy Gould
Advanced Manufacturing Assistant