Great Bay Community College*
(Rochester location)
5 Milton Road, Unit 32, Rochester 03867
603-427-7700 •
Focus on technical, composite manufacturing, nondestructive testing, CNC and academic courses that serve New England job seekers and employers; high-tech training programs designed with expertise from leading employers

Collaboration: Credit certificates in high demand technical fields that can be applied to associate degree program in technical studies in science. Also offer non-credit programs for career advancement; advanced training for nondestructive testing professionals; nondestructive testing lab; WorkReady NH program; Preparation for Certified Solidworks Associate Exam (CSWA)

Lab(s) and equipment: Computers, robotics and precision machines to create materials used to build bridges, aircraft parts, military equipment, surgical devices and more
Debra Mattson, program director
Kerrie McCarthy, office manager,
Stephanie Riotto, 603-427-7700,
Center for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, University of New Hampshire | College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Kingsbury Hall,
33 Academic Way, Durham 03824
603-862-1781 •
Research collaboration with industry to solve technical problems and commercialize innovations

Collaboration: Workshops and events with significant industry participation; research projects especially in areas of materials synthesis, physical characterization, numerical and analytical modeling, advanced manufacturing techniques, rapid prototyping, statistical data analysis, control systems and robotics

Lab(s) and equipment: Pulsed laser deposition system, solar photo catalysis lab, electromagnetic welding tube and sheet hydroforming, 50-ton Servo hydraulic forming press, additive manufacturing, multi-material and nano-scale 3D printers
Brad Kinsey, director, 603-862-1811,
Cook Engineering Design Center, Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth*
14 Engineering Drive, Hanover 03755
603-646-2230 •
Founded in 1978 as a bridge with industry

Collaboration: Industry professionals, who have specific workplace problems that need to be solved, are matched with students who have the engineering savvy to solve them

Lab(s) and equipment: Access to more than 50 Dartmouth labs including electronics/instrument workshop, EZ fab lab, machine shop and metallic materials lab
Ron Lasky, director, 603-646-9197,
John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center, University of New Hampshire College of Engineering and Physical Sciences Kingsbury Hall
33 Academic Way, Durham 03824
603-862-1781 •
Home for academically-derived technology incubators, with particular focus on high-precision machining, light materials, flexible electronics and ‘Industry 4.0’

Collaboration: Hands-on, interdisciplinary learning opportunities in a factory environment; collaboration with industry to modernize traditional manufacturing, create new materials and technologies and address the skills gap

Lab(s) and equipment: Machining centers, robots, metrology equipment and more; contact for details
Brad Kinsey, director, 603-862-1811,
Keene State College
Division of Continuing Education*

229 Maine St., Elliot Hall, First Floor, Suite 144, Keene 03435 | 603-358-2290
Customized, contract training; curriculum developed with workforce partners

Collaboration: Machining apprenticeship two-year program calling for 310 instructional hours and 4,000 to 4,800 on-the-job hours.; RCAM partners can provide customized job training **

Lab(s) and equipment: Machine and rapid-prototype laboratory in Keene State’s Technology, Design and Safety (TDS) Building
Office of continuing education,
Lakes Region Community College
379 Belmont Road, Laconia 03246
603-524-3207 •
Credit-based training program leading to associate or certificate in advanced manufacturing or associate in electro-mechanical technologies; comprehensive curriculum in advanced machining and programming, computer-aided manufacturing, electro-mechanical systems and efficient manufacturing operations; customized trainings on-site

Collaboration: Multiple collaborations with industry partners, high schools and funding sources; Train-the-trainer partnerships with area manufacturers, apprentice programs, financial aid and Haas scholarships for students

Lab(s) and equipment: Hands-on training provided on state-of-the-art CNC milling and lathe machines, manual machining, labs to design and fabricate materials used to build parts for aircraft, medical devices, military equipment and more
Joseph Smith, department chair,
Makerspace at the ECenter University of New Hampshire, Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center | 21 Madbury Road, Suite 101, Durham 03824 | 603-862-4959 •, student-run makerspace open to all UNH students, faculty, and staff for the opportunity to develop their innovative interests, personal projects, class/research projects or idea prototypes

Collaboration: Faculty incorporate the makerspace into course curriculum, researchers make their ideas reality and industry bring advanced equipment

Lab(s) and equipment: Laser cutter/engraver, 3D printers, vinyl cutter, CNC milling machine, industrial sewing machine, electronics tools and more
Student board of directors,
Heather MacNeill, advisor,
Manchester Community College,
1066 Front St., Manchester 03102
603-206-8000 •
Certificates in Robotics or Mechatronics; Associate degree in Advanced Manufacturing.

Collaboration: Industry partners include Hitchiner, DEKA, L3, Stonyfield, GE, ARMI, Macy Industries, TurboCAM and Velcro. Internships and apprenticeships are available to students in the Advanced Manufacturing Program. Potential free workforce training through Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

Lab(s) and equipment: Advanced Manufacturing Labs include industrial robots, collaborative robots, CNC mills and lathes, CAD Lab with 3D printers and laser cutter, PLC and pneumatic trainers and advanced electronics lab.
Dan Larochelle – Advanced Manufacturing Department Chair, 603-440-4054
Nashua Community College*
505 Amherst St., Nashua 03063
603-578-8900 •
Associate in precision manufacturing and mechanical design technology; certificate in manufacturing, certificate in Machine Tool Technology CNC

Collaboration: Internship programs

Lab(s) and equipment: State-of-the-art machine tool lab, expanded in 2014, as well as computer lab and classrooms
Jon Mason, corporate and community coordinator, 603-578-8900 ext. 1763,
NHTI, Concord’s Community College
31 College Drive, Concord 03301
603-230-4011 •
Associate degree in manufacturing, mechanical, robotics and automation engineering technology, industrial design

Collaboration: Direct transfer programs to University of New Hampshire Manchester and other baccalaureate programs

Lab(s) and equipment: Full machine tool lab with CNC and robotics, maker space available
Joseph Cunningham, department head, 603-271-6484 x4416,
River Valley Community College*
1 College Place, Claremont 03743
603-542-7744 •
Comprehensive technical training in computer programming and networking that provides in-depth knowledge of computers and technology; hands-on experience that seamlessly translates to the tech industry needs of today and the future

Collaboration: WorkReadyNH, customized training

Lab(s) and equipment: Custom server, customized desktop computers
Robert Morris, department head,, 603-542-7744 x5507 Martha Mott, director, WorkReadyNH,
Dan Osborne, workforce development, 603-542-7744 x5347
White Mountains Community College*
2020 Riverside Drive, Berlin 03570
603-752-1113 •
Certificates in advanced welding technology, industrial mechanics, pipe welding and water quality technology; associate degrees in trades management and environmental science, and conservation law enforcement

Collaboration: Business Training Center provides training services for business and industry; WorkReady NH

Lab(s) and equipment: State-of-the-art advanced welding facility
Tamara Roberge, business training center, 603-752-1113, ext. 3062,
Heather Wells, Advanced Welding
Technology, 603-342-3025,


Source: Each program via survey and college websites

* Data from 2018 survey
** Regional Center for Advanced Manufacturing (RCAM) is now run by the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce.

Compiled by: Stephanie R. Meagher,