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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.

Apprenticeship

CONNECTICUT MANUFACTURING INNOVATION FUND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

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. Browse our course offerings.  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.    

Course Locations

Conveniently offered at Bristol Technical Education Center, W.F. Kaynor Technical High School, and Henry Abbott Technical High School.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 or browse our Manufacturing Course Catalog.  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

Delegating

Diversity

English as a Second Language

Intergenerational Communication

Leadership

Manufacturing Processes

Microsoft Office Applications

Performance Improvement Plans

Professional Development Planning

Project Management Basics

Spanish

Stress Management

Succession Planning

Supervisory Skills

Technical Writing

Time Management

Welding Safety &Techniques


Courses

Blueprint Reading I

Blueprint Reading I

An introduction to blueprint reading with a study of orthographic projection. Topics include lines and their uses, auxiliary views, sectional views, basic and special dimensioning, dimensioning practices for holes, chamfers, angles, tapers, keyways diameters and radii. 24 hours

Blueprint Reading II

Your study will continue is level II. 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 many options for producing and inspecting designed parts. 24 hours

Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading I or permission of  the instructor.

CAD 2D

CAD 2D*

Gain an introductory understanding of two-dimensional computer-aided drafting using AutoCAD. The course will include drawing and editing of elementary geometric entities and dimensioning and plotting. Mechanical drafting problems and examples will be studied to reinforce learning. 75 hours

CNC Basics

This CNC machining and programming course includes: Cartesian coordinates, safe use of CNC equipment, setup and operation of a two-axis CNC lathe and a three-axis CNC machining center, programming and runoff parts. Students will program simple parts for a CNC lathe using a conversational control and parts in G code language for a CNC vertical machining center. 24 hours

CNC Intermediate

CNC Intermediate will take the next step in building CNC knowledge and skills. Learn accurate 2 and 3 axis lathe and milling methods. Haas Mill and Lathe programming and MasterCam software will be used in class. In addition you will be introduced to laser and plasma processes with CNC programming. 24 hours

Prerequisite: CNC Basic or permission of the instructor

EDM Certificate

EDM (ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING) BASIC 

EDM is commonly used in tool, die and mold making industries. Learn basic terminology, operation and maintenance of the Wire EDM as a foundation for additional modules that will increase your understanding of and skills in this important metal cutting technology. Through hands-on operation of the Wire EDM machine and discussion with your peers you will expand your understanding of and skills for various applications of this important machining process. Class sizes are small to provide ample machine time. 9 hours

EDM (ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE MACHINING) BASIC

Take the next step and build on your basic knowledge of the Wire EDM machine and processes.  Through hands-on operation of the Wire EDM machine and discussion with your peers you will expand your understanding of and skills for the various applications of this important machining process.  Class sizes are small to provide ample machine time. 12 hours

Prerequisite EDM - Basic or permission of the instructor.

Manufacturing Math I

MANUFACTURING MATH I 

Gain the knowledge to apply mathematics and its applications in the manufacturing environment. Learn fractions, decimals, tolerances, percentages, power and roots, metric system, positioning, ratios and proportions. 42 hours

Manufacturing Math II

MANUFACTURING MATH II

Level II is a further study of arithmetic and trigonometric operations applied to manufacturing circumstances. Study the circle, regular and irregular polygons, the right triangle, and oblique triangle in detail. Learn the application of angular arithmetic including decimal conversion, the Pythagorean theorem, Sin, Cos, and Tan Functions, and the Law of Sines and Law of Cosines. 42 Hours

Prerequisite: Manufacturing Math I or permission of the instructor

Metal Forming Design - Eyelet Theory

METAL FORMING DESIGN - EYELET THEORY

This course is designed to provide the essential theory of metal forming. Explore the characteristics and uses of various forming materials and carbides. Join our expert instructor and learn the basic principles of blank calculations, layouts, punch and die radius, quoting, tonnage requirements and troubleshooting. 30 hours

Metrology

Metrology

This course will introduce the technology of measurement and provide hands-on practice with a variety of measurement devices including calipers, micronometers, scales, height stands, surface plates, thread gauges, indicator stands, depth micrometers, dial indicators, optical comparators, and coordinate measuring machines.  The applications for each device and the care and calibration of each will be emphasized. 30 hours

OSHA 10 Hour General/Manufacturing

OSHA 10-HOUR MANUFACTURING SAFETY*

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

Progressive Stamping Tool Design

Progressive Stamping Tool Design

This course is designed for the student who is ready to expand their knowledge and skill set as a progressive tool designer.  Topics will include: part print analyzation, flat blank geometry and trigonometry, strip layout and tonnage calculations.  Learn how to choose the most appropriate power press for the die; determine die components such as die blocks, punch holders, strippers and purchased items such as the die set, springs, etc. and develop a parts list with the proper materials in consideration  of metal characteristics and heat treating effects. 30 hours.

Prerequisite: 6 months machinist experience, Blueprint Reading I, Metrology or permission of the instructor. 

Quality Control Inspector Certificate

 

Quality Control Inspection

QUALITY CONTROL INSPECTION

Gain a comprehensive understanding of inspection necessary to identify product dimensional compliance. Methods introduced will support in-process inspection and receiving activities. This course will use hands-on exercises utilizing different forms of inspections. 24 hours

Welding - GMAW/MIG

Welding GTAW/TIG

Welding SMAW/Stick

 

Learn about Payment Options and How to register on this page.

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).

Homework

  • 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: nc@nv.edu 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 (nv.edu), 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.

4 Ways to Register:

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

Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

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

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