Workforce Development & Continuing Education

The Workforce Development and Continuing Education division offers short-term licensure and certificate training programs and courses designed to meet the needs of Connecticut residents and businesses. These high-quality programs provide individuals who are re-entering the workforce or seeking to develop new technical skills an opportunity to advance in their careers.

Our intensive non-credit training is available to those interested in all career industries, including business, healthcare, and information technology, and provide opportunities for career growth. Many programs prepare individuals to sit for industry credential examinations.

We also contract with many companies and government agencies to provide customized training for their employees to meet the demand for job growth and skill development of today’s fast paced organizations. These classes are held in the workplace or may be offered online or at campus locations throughout Connecticut.

Our programs are constantly changing to reflect the ever-changing needs of the businesses and communities we serve. By browsing through the programs and services, we are sure that you will find a variety of opportunities that are right for you.

Register in the Continuing Education office,
Building 100, across from Records
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Phone: 860-773-1443

Contact [email protected] to register by e-mail.

If eligible for SNAP scholarship opportunity, please contact Leana Ruiz SNAP E&T Coordinator at 860-773-1456 or [email protected]

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View courses offered specifically  at CT State – Tunxis

Short-term/ non- credit vocational training programs:

SNAP Employment & Training Programs at Tunxis
Career training for today’s in-demand jobs!

View all non-credit courses offered at CT State Community College

Please be advised that if you have been convicted of a felony, you may not be eligible for clinical experiences, internships, externships or certifications associated with certain allied health courses or programs. Those with previous convictions may also find it difficult to secure employment within a health care setting.

Funding Options

Course financing assistance may be available.  To see if you qualify, please visit the Course Financing Assistance page.

Workforce Development/Continuing Education Office Contacts
Phone: 860-773-1443
Email: [email protected]

SNAP Employment & Training
Eligibility: Receiving SNAP food benefits with NO TANF/TANIF temporary cash assistance
Contact Leana Ruiz at [email protected] or 860-773-1456.

WIOA (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act)
This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals.
Contact the American Job Center

Tunxis Foundation
Offers a few small denomination scholarships to CE students per year.
Contact Keith Madore at 860-253-3041 or 
[email protected]

16-24 youth program
Contact Paulette Fox at 860-224-7151 or [email protected] 

This program is for unemployed or underemployed individuals.

Students working toward CNA or Sterile Processing Tech
Contact Sue Passini at 860-773-1458 or [email protected] 

Students may apply for funding for CT State non-credit workforce training programs through CareerConneCT.

CareerConneCT helps unemployed or underemployed students to get training that leads to jobs in manufacturing, information technology (IT), infrastructure/construction, life sciences, healthcare, transportation (CDL), green jobs, and business services.

Visit CareerConneCT to learn about eligibility and how to apply.

Need something else? Programs can be customized for your needs: classes are designed for staff or managers, at your facility or ours, at a time most convenient for everyone. For one low price, you can train 5 or 50 employees. For more information, see our customized programs page.

For more information contact the Continuing Education office at 860.773.1450.