All Programs

We offer short-term, accelerated programs you can complete in as little as 2 weeks, as well as 6-week, 1-year, and 2-year options that fit your life and employment needs. All of our programs provide you with support services that help you apply, interview and get a job in a career field with tremendous job growth opportunity.

Information sessions are offered most Thursdays at 10am at the Devens Campus.
For the latest or to reserve your spot, please call 978-630-9883 or email manufacturing@mwcc.mass.edu.

Industry Readiness Training

The Industry Readiness Training (IRT) Program is a 6-week non-credit training program developed with industry employers to prepare students for entry to mid-level jobs in the local, diverse advanced manufacturing industry.  Areas of study include blueprint reading, LEAN/Six-Sigma, OSHA 10, electronics and measurement.

Quality Systems Training

The Quality Systems Training Program is a 2-week, 40-hour, non-credit, training course to prepare students for jobs in Quality Assurance and Quality Control, for a variety of manufacturing industries including biopharmaceutical processing, medical device manufacturing, and others.

Quality Systems Certificate

Students will be provided a general overview of FDA Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 requirements. Students will gain hands-on experience with equipment typically found in quality assurance/control laboratories for the biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers. The techniques and equipment are also used by general manufacturing companies including automotive, aerospace and consumer products.

Mechatronics Certificate

This program is designed to provide skills necessary to become a Machine Operator or Manufacturing Technician employed by companies utilizing advanced automation tools.  Mechatronics is an emerging field that integrates electrical and mechanical systems and incorporates computer control and information technology. The name arises from the combination of mechanics and electronics and is a product of the importance of automation and robotics in modern manufacturing processes. Students in this program will earn principles, design, and control of mechanical and electrical systems.

Associates Degree in Manufacturing Biotechnology – Quality Concentration

Upon completion of one of these programs, students are prepared for positions in many manufacturing and engineering settings.  During the course of study, students will develop occupational knowledge and the laboratory skill sets necessary to succeed in the technical field of biotechnology and biomanufacturing.

Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology – Plastics

Upon completion of the program, students are prepared for positions in a variety of manufacturing and engineering settings. During the course of study, students will develop skills and competencies in scientific and practical principles to the design, development, and operation of automated systems. Students will gain knowledge in mechatronics, robotics, and mechanical systems.

Credit for Prior Learning

The college has three available pathways for students to pursue college credit, transfer credit evaluation, standardized exams and e-Portfolio evaluation.