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.