College Connections (High School Program)
Asnuntuck Community College has established a series of technology programs designed to provide high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to consider career paths in manufacturing.
Through the College Connections program, students from local high schools can participate in a series of courses in electronics, machine, and welding technologies and related subject matter and can earn both high school and college credit.
The program provides basic and advanced technology education directed specifically at the needs of the school population and the requirements of the employer community in North Central Connecticut.
The College Connections coursework involves both classroom and manufacturing lab settings and includes regularly scheduled exams and independent assignments. The classes are conducted at Asnuntuck Community College during the regular school day. College credits earned through the College Connections program can be used towards Manufacturing Technology certificate and degree programs at Asnuntuck.
The program offers the unique opportunity for high school junior and senior students to gain high school and college credit as well as the ability to establish long-term manufacturing technology competencies and an appreciation for continuous learning and improvement.
All college credits towards degree and certificate programs at Asnuntuck Community College may be applied to the Industrial Technology degree program at the State Colleges and Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern and Western Connecticut State University). UCONN is not included.
College connections is funded in part through a grant from the College of Technology and its NSF Regional Center for NEXT Generation Manufacturing.
College Connections Planned Course Schedule (subject to change)
- Coursework: Welding I, Welding II, Blueprint Reading, Math I, and Blueprint Reading for Welders
- Coursework: Circuit Theory I, Mathematics for Electricity and Electronics, Digital Fundamentals, Circuit Theory II, and Robotics
- Coursework: Benchwork, Blueprint Reading I, Drill Press, Milling I, Lathe I, CNC I, Lathe II