quinebaug valley community college

Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center

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!

We encourage prospective students to visit and learn about the program. We offer shadowing in the classroom and in our labs enabling you to get an understanding of the program. Contact Sandy Gould or Jodi Clark to set up your 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.
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Contact Information

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

Steve LaPointe
Steve Lapointe

So Much to Celebrate at QVCC Manufacturing

So here we are, another year in the books with so many success stories from our latest graduates in the Advanced Manufacturing program. We did some unrehearsed video testimonials of some of the students. It is amazing to hear their versions of how things turned out. 30 more graduates are heading into the employment world of manufacturing. It’s great knowing we prepared them for the real world. You will be able to hear some of these on our website and through various promotions via social media. I’m sure many of you have heard about the incredible need for skilled employees in manufacturing in CNC operators and programmers, entry level machinists and toolmakers. Once again, Connecticut is in a position to dominate the rest of the country in workforce development. There are manufacturing programs sprouting up all over the state.

So what makes QVCC’s program special? I’ll start by saying it’s the passion our instructors display on a daily basis. Our goal is all about student success. Not to mention the years of experience they all have as toolmakers in the industry. Then of course, there is our office staff that helps students from the time they enter the college, to completion of the certificate. The team that surrounds me has a few sayings or mottos: “Commitment to Excellence” and “Whatever it Takes”. We live by those words and it’s evident in those student testimonials.

I can’t stress enough about our job placement statistics. I only have a few graduates to place in great paying jobs locally in our business and industry partners. There are so many unfilled positions in manufacturing, and that will continue for some time. We are always doing some type of manufacturing information sessions, or having a table set up on First Fridays in Putnam to educate people on the process to start a path for a new career. Our next Information Session will be held at Super Saturday on August 10, 9am.

Most of our students will attest they were a little afraid of the challenge that was in front of them. I’m sure they will all tell you about that incredible feeling of success after completion.

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