Institution Name:  Connecticut Technical High School System

Point of Contact:   John T. Murphy, Education Consultant- Manufacturing Cluster

E-mail Address: jmurphy@ct.gov

Brief Description of Institution: 

The Connecticut Technical High School System (CTHSS) provides a unique, focused and rigorous educational program for each student who chooses to attend.

At Connecticut Technical High Schools, new and exciting educational experiences are happening. Talented and creative academic and technical teachers at Connecticut Technical High Schools are working together to develop applied and integrated lessons. Academic and technology projects are requiring students to engage in real life problem solving, increasing the variety of texts read, developing their oral communication skills and writing skills. Research is proving that students learn better and retain concepts longer when they are educated using an applied and integrated curriculum. The development of this unique and rigorous curriculum prepares graduates of Connecticut Technical High Schools for immediate employment, or entry into apprenticeship programs, admission to two-year and four-year colleges, and lifelong learning.

Ninth grade students are given the opportunity to explore all the technical programs offered at the school. The core career and technical programs chosen by students at the end of the exploratory experience provide the framework for their technical and academic coursework in Grades 10 through 12.

Situated across the state, Connecticut State Department of Education operates 17 diploma-granting technical high schools, one (1) technical education center, and two (2) aviation maintenance audit programs serving approximately 11,200 full-time secondary and adult education students with comprehensive education and training. The Connecticut Technical High School System offers instruction in 32 occupational career and technical programs for secondary students, five (5) occupational trade and apprenticeship programs for adult education students. The Precision Machining Technology Program is located at 13 of our 17 Technical High Schools and in the one (1) Technical Education Center.

Institutions: 

Bristol T.E.C, Bristol
Bullard-Havens Tech, Bridgeport
E.C. Goodwin Tech, New Britain
Eli Whitney Tech, Hamden
Emmett O’Brien Tech, Ansonia
H.C Wilcox Tech, Meriden
Harvard H. Ellis Tech, Danielson
Henry Abbott Tech, Danbury
Howell Cheney Tech, Manchester
Oliver Wolcott Tech, Torrington
Platt Tech, Milford
Vinal Tech, Middletown
W.F. Kaynor Tech, Waterbury
Windham Tech, Willimantic

Website Links: https://www.cttech.org/programs/career-technical-education/manufacturing/precision-machining-technology  

Manufacturing Programs Offered:

Program Course Name Certification(s) Delivered Credit/Non-Credit
Precision Machining Technology
Grade 9
Exploratory and Introduction to Precision Machining Technology (MT110) National Institute of Metal Working Skills
(NIMS) level I machining credentials
(3 credits)
Precision Machining Technology
Grade 10
Intermediate Precision Machining Technology Practices and Principles (MT210) National Institute of Metal Working Skills
(NIMS) level I machining credentials
(3 credits)
Precision Machining Technology
Grade 11
Precision Machining and Introduction to Computer Numerical Control (CNC) (MT310) National Institute of Metal Working Skills
(NIMS) level I machining credentials
(3 credits)
Precision Machining Technology
Grade 12
CNC and Advanced Machine Operation (MT410) National Institute of Metal Working Skills
(NIMS) level I machining credentials
(3 credits)


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