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Porter and Chester Institute

Waterbury, CT

8 Programs

Available Programs

  • Electrician
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    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.

    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    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.

  • Plumbing
    Building Systems, Construction, and Manufacturing

    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)

  • Medical Billing & Coding
    Medical Administration

    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.

  • Dental Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    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.

  • Medical Assisting
    Medicine and Health Care

    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!

  • Practical Nursing

    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.

  • Automotive Technology
    Truck Driving, Transportation, and Mechanics

    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.


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.

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