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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.

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.
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Contact Information

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

Steve LaPointe
Steve Lapointe

Planning for the Future

We are on the finishing stretch of our Fall semester and the Advanced Manufacturing certificate students are realizing how intense this program is. They are also having a blast at the same time as they learn new techniques and skills to fabricate parts and projects. It’s cool to hold something in your hands at the end of the day that you made. Throughout this COVID period, we have been able to operate our programs on-ground following protocol that has kept everyone safe and healthy. NIMS (National Institute of Metalworking Skills) testing was held last week, and students received credentials for Job Planning, Benchwork & Layout and Measurement, Materials & Safety. The QVCC Advanced Manufacturing program continues to award the most NIMs credentials per student in the state and is one of only four college programs currently accredited in New England.  Just one more reason why QVCC leads the way in workforce development and training.

Our goal for the upcoming year is to establish a comprehensive outreach strategy to inform the area high schools of all the opportunities available at the local community colleges. Thanks to PACT, there is tuition-free education available for first time college students. For anyone who might not be eligible, we have scholarship money available through the AMTC Endowment Fund and The Gene Haas Foundation as well as the QVCC Foundation.  Contact Jodi Clark or Sandy Gould for more information on the AMTC Endowment Fund

It’s time to get back to work at every level so we can start filling these vacant job positions with skilled employees from our training programs. The Advanced Manufacturing Advisory Board meeting in October stimulated a great deal of enthusiasm among the community, with businesses looking to identify Youth Manufacturing Pipeline(YMPI) students from local high schools. This will be the next big wave of employees looking to advance their new careers and return to QVCC for more education and training.

As we look to the New Year, some of the students in the Advanced Manufacturing certificate and Mechatronics program will be seeking part-time employment opportunities or paid internships. This gives them a chance to see what is happening in the manufacturing world and why they need to focus on their second semester of training. I know they will enjoy a much needed break from the daily grind.

I wish everyone happy holidays and a safe and healthy return in 2022. Let’s look forward to continuing this amazing journey.

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