Your Path to Success

Source: Manufacturing Day (MFGday) – MFG Day

From Education to Career

A better career is within reach! Completing a certificate or a degree from a College of Technology (COT) Pathway program is the first step to a rewarding career in manufacturing.

Reasons to pursue a career in the manufacturing industry

  • Higher income, high demand

  • Secure job growth

  • Innovating & collaborative

  • Clean & safe environments

Employers are looking for well-rounded workers—employees who understand how to communicate, think critically, and work in a team—in addition to technical skills.

RCNGM Seamless Pathways

You can design your education to match your interests, abilities, and ambitions. COT and RCNGM faculty and staff are available to help you find the right road to your future success. Many options are offered through the COT.


What can you do

Start by enrolling in COT Programs

The COT offers a specialized curriculum that allows a student to complete an A.S. degree in Technological Studies or Engineering Science at any one of the state's 12 community colleges.

Connecticut's community colleges are affordable, flexible, and geographically convenient for students statewide. They offer programs to prepare students for careers in high-growth fields, such as precision machining, fiber optics, and next generation manufacturing.

A.S. degree options and credit certifications include:

  • Manufacturing Engineering Technology

  • Engineering Technology

  • Bimolecular Science

  • Machine Technology

  • Welding Technology

  • Electromechanical Technology

  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)

  • Laser & Fiber Optic Technology

  • Plastics Technology

  • Precision Manufacturing

  • Environmental Science

  • Lean Manufacturing & Supply Chain Management


These programs also provide a seamless pathway for community college students to continue their studies as juniors in engineering, engineering technology or industrial technology programs at 8 partnership universities/colleges.