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NHTI - Concord's Community College

NHTI in Concord, N.H., offers exceptional certificate and degree programs covering sectors like advanced manufacturing processes and engineering, robotics and automation.

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NHTI - Concord’s Community College, serves students, business, and the community through targeted academic and technical education. The manufacturing programs at NHTI focus heavily on math and science in order to give students the basic tools to stay current with constant changes in technology. English and social science courses are also required in order to develop and improve vital communication skills. NHTI has built an excellent system of practicum opportunities throughout the community to promote hands-on learning alongside traditional coursework.

Electronics, robotics/automation
& advanced manufacturing processes

A recent survey of New Hampshire advanced manufacturing companies identified a shortage of skilled employees. The knowledge you acquire during your time at NHTI will prepare you to fill the skills gap. Over the past several decades, there has been a significant push away from manual work, towards automated, smart manufacturing. Due to this trend, there is a great demand for a highly skilled and properly trained workforce.

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NHTI offers the following programs:

Provides a solid foundation for the manufacturing processes related to traditional machine tools and CNC automated machining centers. There are five major interrelated areas of study: application of shop and tool room mathematics; interpretation and understanding of engineering drawings; knowledge  of  machine  tool  processes  and the  basic machine  tools:  lathe, milling  machine, grinder; CNC programming: mills and lathes; and CNC machine operation.

Along with the basic theory of manufacturing processes related to machine tools given in the classroom, students also apply the theory and obtain adequate laboratory time on industry-grade equipment to gain the experience necessary for employment.

Designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in the field of Industrial design, the A.S. Degree requires students to master design fundamentals in drawing, 2-Dimensional design, 3-Dimensional design, engineering design, and manufacturing principles.  Emphasis is also placed on the study of mathematics and physical sciences while English and social science courses broaden and improve the student’s communication skills.

A series of more advanced/specialized courses focus on the application and integration of new and existing technologies to both product design and product manufacture.  Topics include material explorations in plastics, wood and metal, CAD software and human factors.

Graduates will have the foundation necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree and to take advantage of opportunities for life-long learning or professional development.

Educates technicians in the manufacturing field. Program emphasizes mathematics and science courses to give students the knowledge to cope with changing technology. Incorporates the theory and practice of manufacturing from planning and layout through the operation and control phases. Extensive computer applications are part of the program including computer-aided drafting and computer-aided manufacturing. 

Designed to educate technicians in the mechanical engineering field. The program includes courses in the areas of design, manufacturing and controls. Mathematics and physical sciences are emphasized to give students the basic knowledge to cope with changing technology. Course work incorporates theory and practice along with extensive computer application in drafting and design. 

Prepares students to apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to analyze and solve complex technical and non-technical problems in the computer engineering technology industry or related environment; gain proficiency in the use of software and hardware systems used in the computer engineering technology industry or related environment; communicate effectively in oral, written and graphical modes in interpersonal and group situations at a level of effectiveness expected of industry employees; perform ethically and professionally in business and society, including a respect for diversity and an appreciation of the need to contribute to the community. 

Students master engineering fundamentals by taking courses in engineering design, manufacturing processes, computer programming, circuit theory, and digital electronics.  Emphasis is also placed on the study of mathematics and physical science while English and social science courses broaden and improve the student’s communication skills. A series of more advanced/specialized courses focus on the application and integration of new and existing technologies to both product design and product manufacture.  Topics include robotics, machine vision, process automations, programmable logic controllers, motion control, and the use of computers for design and manufacture.

Provides an opportunity for students to develop the necessary engineering technology skills through theoretical and practical application. Theory presented in lecture is reinforced through application in the laboratory. Fundamental concepts and skills are emphasized, providing a base of knowledge that allows students to advance to specialized areas in the diverse and rapidly changing world of electronic engineering technology.

Designed to provide the entry level manufacturing technician or CNC operator with the basic knowledge of machining operations using traditional machine tools and basic CNC programming and CNC machine operation. Included are courses in related shop mathematics and engineering drawing interpretation. The laboratory component of the machining courses will provide the student with hands-on activities on actual machines in the machine shop and the CNC lab. 

Provides state-of-the-art capability in using computers, offering marketable programming skills and in-depth understanding and manipulation of hardware. 

Designed to accommodate people with technical backgrounds who are interested in learning electronics, e.g., those with liberal arts-based computer science degrees working in areas of software where basic electronics knowledge is needed. 

NHTI Admissions

Admissions counselors can answer many of your questions over the phone, but they can also set up an appointment with you to show you the campus, talk to you in person about your plans and goals, or to go over courses and schedules.

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Financial Aid at NHTI

Financial aid provides funds for direct and indirect college expenses. Direct expenses are generally those expenses charged directly to your student account, such as tuition, fees, and room and board if you live on campus. Indirect expenses are those that you pay for out of pocket such as for books and transportation to and from college.

These funds come in three forms: grants/scholarships which do not have to be repaid; loans which require repayment; and part-time federal work study jobs for which the student earns an hourly wage. Students who are awarded financial aid may receive any or all of these forms of aid.

Sheri Gonthier
31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
P: (603) 230-4000 or 800-247-0179
F: (603) 230-9306
School code: 002581


WorkReadyNH helps NH job seekers and career builders get the professional and technical skills identified by companies as essential to workplace success. With national and college credentials in hand, successful participants will be immediately identifiable as “work ready.”

Four of the eight WorkReadyNH centers are funded by the Department of Labor’s TAACCCT-NH grant, which is used to better prepare adults for high-wage, high-skill employment in the advanced manufacturing industry.

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“I have found my community college education to be an invaluable resource that has helped me in every aspect of the machine tool environment. I would recommend community college training to others because it opens countless doors within the industry and it allows you to progress within the field much faster than if you didn’t have the training.”

Jaskiel McDowell
2011 CCSNH Graduate, Freudenberg NOK Employee

Did you know?

Students at NHTI receive training — from engineering and design to manufacturing processes — using six fully functional robotic arms.