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.

Information Session June 26, 2019. 5pm. Click here to learn more!

Women in Manufacturing

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.

Contact Information

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

Steve LaPointe
Steve Lapointe

So Much to Celebrate at QVCC Manufacturing

WOW!! 2019 already! As we close out the Fall semester, there is much to celebrate. As we continue to prepare and accommodate our students, a few things have happened to support that. The Gene Haas Foundation awarded QVCC another $15,000 to benefit our students in scholarships. We have set up an incentivized system that rewards students for enrollment, retention and scholastic achievements like the Dean’s list and Certificate graduation. That combined with scholarship money from the Advanced Manufacturing Endowment fund help other students with financial needs as well. Probably the biggest accomplishment to date is the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) has awarded Accreditation to QVCC from October 11th 2018 to October 11th 2023. The team in manufacturing worked very hard to obtain this special award. It is clear when you visit our center why we passed the brutal test with high honors.

So let’s talk about the manufacturing boom I’ve been referring to over the last few years. It’s here, it’s real, and it’s not letting up anytime soon. The demand is so great for skilled workers that QVCC is once again offering a daytime program for the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate program. We’ve changed it up a bit to lighten the workload for students by combining some classes and disciplines. We still recommend taking all the classes to complete the certificate in 2 semesters. We do however offer the ability to take classes “a la carte”, or one at a time. For instance, we have had students who have been machinists but never got to learn the CNC portion. They now can take CNC I and CNC II.

On top of the Advanced Manufacturing program booming, the Mechatronics Certificate is super successful and once again, there are many jobs unfilled for those electro-mechanical skills. Robotics continues to be a hot topic as the world of automation evolves. So many companies in our immediate area are investing in the latest trends to remain competitive globally. There are limited seats each semester and I suggest contacting someone here to find out more

I’ll end with an open invitation to come on down and visit our facility at an open house or our January 16th Information Session. You may be eligible for one of our scholarships. You can always set up a personal viewing at any time to talk about opportunities at QVCC. Please come and join this boom in manufacturing, and start your new career path right here in “the quiet corner”

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