The Waterbury region is a center for exceptional opportunities for anyone who wishes to pursue a higher education. Within the region, one will find universities, community colleges and technical institutes offering programs in both undergraduate and graduate studies. More than 40 institutions of higher education, including Yale, Wesleyan, Quinnipiac University, UCONN, Fairfield University, University of Hartford and the four campuses of Connecticut State University, are located about an hour from Waterbury.

Colleges and Universities

Naugatuck Valley Community College is a public, two-year public, associate degree granting, co-educational, non-residential college that provides learning in an environment of academic excellence, civic responsibility, cultural appreciation and international understanding.
751 Chase Parkway, 06708 - 203-575-8040

Post University is a private, student-focused, career-driven university committed to providing students with the knowledge, personal skills and experience required to be leaders in their chosen field.  The student to faculty ratio is 15:1.
800 Country Club Rd. 06708 - 203-596-4500

University of Connecticut - Waterbury Campus serves more than 1,000 students annually.  In its sixty years of operation, UCONN Waterbury has opened its doors to thousands of CT residents, many of whom have distinguished themselves in the fields of community service, business, education, law and politics.
99 E. Main St. 06702 - 203-236-9800

University of Bridgeport - Waterbury Center offers graduate programs in Education and adult accelerated, undergraduate programs in human services, psychology and general studies through the IDEAL program.
84 Progress Ln. 06705 - 203-573-8501

Western Connecticut State University - Waterbury is located on the campus of Naugatuck Valley Community College.  It offers a convenient location for students to take completion courses for a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Management or a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).
751 Chase Parkway, 06708 - 203-596-8777

Post Secondary Training

MASC - Manufacturing and Technology Training Opportunities - offers courses ranging from remedial instruction in reading and math, to hands-on machine training, to distance learning via computers.

Course Offerings

  • Integrated Math covers a review of basics from multiplication and division through reading instrumentation and SPC (statistical process control).
  • Applied Design and Technology covers basic blueprint reading and interpretation.
  • Basic Machine Operation covers the basics of operating, maintaining and feeding ASM’s or Browne and Sharpe machines.
  • Lean Manufacturing describes the basic principles of lean manufacturing and compares them to traditional manufacturing approaches.
  • SPC covers the main concepts of statistical process control and explains how to recognize processes that are affected by special causes.
  • CNC Machining covers safe use of equipment, set up and operate two axis CNC lathe and three axis machining center, programming and run off of parts.
  • Tooling U is online and provides a training alternative that is engaging and complements on the job training. Tooling U can be customized to meet industry standards and is designed for all learning styles and skill sets.
  • Swiss CNC describes and provides training with the basic components of Swiss-type lathe as well as common tooling and machining operations.
  • Apprenticeship Courses are State of Connecticut approved for all related instruction in the Metal Trades Program.

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