Housatonic plans advanced manufacturing program info sessions

Housatonic Community College will conduct open house information sessions about its new advanced manufacturing program four times per week through Sept. 30.

The advanced manufacturing program is a two-semester certificate program that provides students with the 21st century advanced manufacturing skills needed by today’s manufacturers.

Students receive a thorough grounding in CAD, blueprint reading, manufacturing machining, and CNC.

The program provides students with both theory and hands-on practice. They divide their time evenly between classroom and hands-on activities.

Sessions being held twice a day

The sessions, which will be held at 1 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. in Room 287 in Beacon Hall, are scheduled for July 26 and 28; Aug. 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26 and 28; and Sept. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 and 30.

For more information about the manufacturing program and the information sessions, call Kimberly Wood at 203-332-5098.

Housatonic is at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, near Route 8’s Exit 1 and Interstate 95’s Exit 27. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.