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Porter and Chester Institute

Discover the Advantages of Porter and Chester

At Porter and Chester Institute, we’ve been serious about preparing students for career success since we first opened our doors in 1946.

How serious? We believe that, when you complete one of our career-focused programs in Automotive, Computers, Healthcare, or Skilled Trades, you can enjoy five important advantages as you search for a job after you graduate:

  1. You gain knowledge and skills employers want you to know.
  2. You learn from instructors who’ve worked in the field.
  3. You learn by doing through hands-on instruction.
  4. You develop personal skills and habits to become more employable.
  5. You enhance your job interview skills and résumé.

With five campuses in Connecticut and four in Massachusetts, you’re never too far away from Porter and Chester. So, learn more about us today! Discover the advantages you can enjoy at Porter and Chester by completing the form on this page.


Available Programs

  • Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing
    • Electrician +

      Program Description

      The Electrician: Industrial, Commercial, Residential program will help you take the first steps toward becoming an electrician. We’ll give you a solid foundation of basic electrical theory and the technical skills you’ll need to work in residential, commercial and industry settings.

      Campus Locations

      Branford, CT

      221 W Main St
      Branford, CT 06405

      Canton, MA

      5 Campanelli Cir
      Canton, MA 02021

      Chicopee, MA

      134 Dulong Cir
      Chicopee, MA 01022

      New London, CT

      470 Bank Street
      New London, CT 06320

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

      Stratford, CT

      670 Lordship Blvd
      Stratford, CT 06615

      Waterbury, CT

      881 Wolcott Street
      Waterbury, CT 06705

      Worcester, MA

      220 Brooks St
      Worcester, MA 01606

    • HVACR +

      Program Description

      The HVACR programs will prepare you to become a skilled worker in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. We can help you acquire the skills you need to install, maintain and troubleshoot HVACR units in residential, commercial and industrial settings.

      Campus Locations

      Branford, CT

      221 W Main St
      Branford, CT 06405

      Canton, MA

      5 Campanelli Cir
      Canton, MA 02021

      Chicopee, MA

      134 Dulong Cir
      Chicopee, MA 01022

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

      Stratford, CT

      670 Lordship Blvd
      Stratford, CT 06615

      Waterbury, CT

      881 Wolcott Street
      Waterbury, CT 06705

      Worcester, MA

      220 Brooks St
      Worcester, MA 01606

    • Plumbing +

      Program Description

      Porter and Chester Institute's approach to career training and education all start with employment as the goal. Experienced, qualified instructors provide the individual attention needed to practice the techniques and obtain the stills you'll be using each day in the plumbing field.

      What Will I Learn?

      • Prepare cost estimates for clients
      • Read blueprints and follow state and local building codes
      • Determine the material and equipment needed for a job
      • Install pipes and fixtures
      • Inspect and test installed pipe systems and pipelines
      • Troubleshoot malfunctioning systems
      • Repair and replace worn parts

      Sample Occupations

      • Plumber
      • Pipefitter
      • Steamfitter

      Program Details Program length: 12 months (day) or 18 months (evening) 73 quarter credit hours (1200 clock hours)

      Campus Locations

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

  • Cosmetology and Wellness
    • Cosmetology +

      Program Description

      PCI offers a cosmetology program that prepares students to be Cosmetologists. Over the course of this 12-month program, students learn how to provide haircutting, hairstyling, and a range of other beauty services to enhance clients' appearance.

      Campus Locations

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

  • Medical Administration
    • Medical Billing & Coding +

      Program Description

      PCI offers a Medical Billing & Coding program at our Worcester campus. During this 12-month program, students learn to create medical records, schedule patients, arrange surgery and diagnostic tests, verify insurance information, manage insurance claims, communicate in medical terminology, code in CPT, ICD-9-CM and HCPCS formats, health care ethics, and human disease processes.

      Campus Locations

      Chicopee, MA

      134 Dulong Cir
      Chicopee, MA 01022

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

      Waterbury, CT

      881 Wolcott Street
      Waterbury, CT 06705

      Worcester, MA

      220 Brooks St
      Worcester, MA 01606

  • Medicine and Health Care
    • Dental Assisting +

      Program Description

      This Dental Assisting program will prepare you to work in today’s busy dental office by teaching you what you need to know in a way that makes sense to you.

      Campus Locations

      Branford, CT

      221 W Main St
      Branford, CT 06405

      Canton, MA

      5 Campanelli Cir
      Canton, MA 02021

      Chicopee, MA

      134 Dulong Cir
      Chicopee, MA 01022

      New London, CT

      470 Bank Street
      New London, CT 06320

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

      Stratford, CT

      670 Lordship Blvd
      Stratford, CT 06615

      Waterbury, CT

      881 Wolcott Street
      Waterbury, CT 06705

      Worcester, MA

      220 Brooks St
      Worcester, MA 01606

    • Medical Assisting +

      Program Description

      If you want a career where what you do really matters, our Medical Assisting Program can train you to become an important member of a healthcare team in as little as 9 months. Medical assistants play a vital role in today’s healthcare field. They help doctors and staff give the best care possible to the ultimate client: the patient!

      Campus Locations

      Branford, CT

      221 W Main St
      Branford, CT 06405

      Canton, MA

      5 Campanelli Cir
      Canton, MA 02021

      Chicopee, MA

      134 Dulong Cir
      Chicopee, MA 01022

      New London, CT

      470 Bank Street
      New London, CT 06320

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

      Stratford, CT

      670 Lordship Blvd
      Stratford, CT 06615

      Waterbury, CT

      881 Wolcott Street
      Waterbury, CT 06705

      Worcester, MA

      220 Brooks St
      Worcester, MA 01606

  • Nursing
    • Practical Nursing +

      Program Description

      If you want a career where you can make a real difference in people’s lives, begin your training in the Practical Nursing program at Porter and Chester Institute today! Practical nurses are vital members of today’s growing healthcare teams. As a practical nurse, you’ll get to work directly with patients and physicians and help concerned family members learn how to best care for their loved ones.

      Campus Locations

      Branford, CT

      221 W Main St
      Branford, CT 06405

      Enfield, CT

      138 Weymouth Rd
      Enfield, CT 06082

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

      Stratford, CT

      670 Lordship Blvd
      Stratford, CT 06615

      Waterbury, CT

      881 Wolcott Street
      Waterbury, CT 06705

  • Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics
    • Automotive Technology +

      Program Description

      Automotive technician training at Porter and Chester Institute will prepare you to become a skilled technician in today’s vehicle service industry. This program can help you acquire the skills you need to diagnose, repair and maintain most makes and models so you can have a career in this growing field.

      Campus Locations

      Branford, CT

      221 W Main St
      Branford, CT 06405

      Canton, MA

      5 Campanelli Cir
      Canton, MA 02021

      Chicopee, MA

      134 Dulong Cir
      Chicopee, MA 01022

      Rocky Hill, CT

      30 Waterchase Dr
      Rocky Hill, CT 06067

      Stratford, CT

      670 Lordship Blvd
      Stratford, CT 06615

      Waterbury, CT

      881 Wolcott Street
      Waterbury, CT 06705

      Worcester, MA

      220 Brooks St
      Worcester, MA 01606

Accreditation

Porter and Chester Institute is accredited by Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). For 45 years, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has been at the forefront of establishing and advancing quality education at post-secondary schools and colleges.

Find the right career for you at Porter and Chester Institute’s soon-to-be New London campus! The industry modeled career training which will soon be available at our New London, CT location can help you achieve the future you deserve. Our carefully designed career-focused programs can give you an edge in the medical, dental or electrician fields. The New London campus is a candidate for accreditation by ACCSC, an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Disclosure

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, please click http://www.porterchester.com/disclosures/disclosure-info.html

9 Campuses
9 Programs

Campus Locations

Branford, CT

221 W Main St
Branford, CT 06405

Canton, MA

5 Campanelli Cir
Canton, MA 02021

Chicopee, MA

134 Dulong Cir
Chicopee, MA 01022

Enfield, CT

138 Weymouth Rd
Enfield, CT 06082

New London, CT

470 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320

Rocky Hill, CT

30 Waterchase Dr
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Stratford, CT

670 Lordship Blvd
Stratford, CT 06615

Waterbury, CT

881 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT 06705

Worcester, MA

220 Brooks St
Worcester, MA 01606

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