Precision Machining Program Graduation

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Left to right: William Caplan, Sam Springer,
Richard Meyers, instructor Joe Kardos,
Ryan Jojin, Shannon Hevner,
instructor Dick Dwyer. (The other
seven graduates are not included
in this picture because they are working in
the field of Manufacturing Technology.)
Manchester, CT ( November 9, 2011)… Manchester Community College graduated a class of 12 students from the Precision Machining Certificate program on November 9. This program is a comprehensive training program designed for men and women who want to learn the technical skills needed to succeed in the field of manufacturing technology.

The following students graduated:
  • William Caplan, Manchester
  • Naeem Khoda, East Hartford
  • Stephen Chamberlain, Bristol
  • Richard Meyers, Manchester
  • Jesus Colon, Hartford
  • Frank Puccio, Enfield
  • Raymond Curgil, Hartford
  • Samuel Springer, East Hartford
  • Shannon Hevner, Vernon
  • Jose Sanchez, East Hartford
  • Ryan Jojin, Bristol
  • Leslie Wilson, Manchester

This training program is designed with input from local manufacturers and is regularly updated to include advances in technology. In addition to gaining theoretical knowledge, students benefit from hands-on-experience in bench work, quality assurance and the operation of lathes, milling machines and surface grinders. In addition to learning how to operate conventional machinery, students are also introduced to CNC operation. The Precision Machining certificate program is a 600 hour program with both classroom and lab experience. Most of the graduates are already employed in the field of manufacturing technology. Graduate Ryan Jojin said of the program, ”CNC Programming and CNC Machining are the only industries that can give you at least as much as you put into them. Without an education, it’s impossible to get the right opportunities.” Samuel Springer, also a graduate of the program, said ”I learned a lot and was able to get a lot of new skills under my belt during these eight months. It’s a good investment.” The program is offered through the Business and Industry Services program at the College. For more information contact Diane Mitchell, Program Coordinator, at 860-512-2826.

Students of any age who possess the desire to pursue higher education are welcome at Manchester Community College. MCC is proud of its academic excellence, new facilities, flexible schedules, small classes, low tuition, and faculty with both academic and “real world” credentials. The College offers over 60 programs, transfer options, financial aid and scholarships, as well as access to baccalaureate degrees through guaranteed admissions programs with several universities. MCC is situated on a park-like campus and is easily accessible from I-84.

Images from the Graduation Ceremony

News Item Posted On: November 14, 2011
For Additional Information Contact: Diane Mitchell, Program Coordinator at 860-512-2826