Top Spots For Computer Classes In Connecticut

December 31, 2012 8:00 AM

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If you’re not riding high on the World Wide Web wave, then you better get yourself to a computer class fast. In Connecticut, that’s easy to do because there are so many outstanding colleges and universities. There are also technological institutes that feature computer classes. Here are five for you to consider. Keep in mind that most schools have online, weekend and evening classes. Tuition costs vary and are not always based on the current semester. Please check with each school for rates.

Naugatuck Valley Community College
750 Chase Parkway
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 575-8040

There are an even dozen community colleges throughout all of Connecticut. What most people are not aware of is that you can take computer classes at these colleges for credits towards an associate’s degree or take them as non-credit courses. According to the price chart for Naugatuck Valley Community College in Waterbury, one will find that a three-credit computer course will cost a little under $500 for state residents. Computer courses range from basic to advanced and senior citizens get a special deal. For those over the age of 62, classes are for free. These fine schools waive tuition for senior citizens, but that does not include costs for books or special supplies for a course.

Western Connecticut State University
181 White St.
Danbury, CT 06810
(877) 837-9278

There are four outstanding state universities in Connecticut. Southern, Eastern, Central and Western Connecticut State Colleges. Computer courses at these schools are more extensive because these are four-year colleges. You can even major in Computer Science at these schools. Courses range from Computer Science I to Advanced Topics in Programming with JAVA. There are also special deals for senior citizens.

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Post University
800 Country Club Road
Waterbury, CT 06708
(203) 596-4500

Post University is a four-year college and offers graduate classes as well. Best known for its online, weekends and evening courses, one can earn a B.S. in Computer Information Systems with concentrations such as Database and Software Development Management. According to the university’s tuition prices for 2013, a part-time student would pay $875 per credit. Special rates apply for military, seniors and full-time students.
Porter and Chester Institute
320 Sylvan Lake Road
Watertown, CT 06779
(860) 274-9294

Considered a “Career Training” facility, Porter and Chester offers computer courses such as CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting & Design) as well as Computer and Network Technology. Knowing that technology definitely helps get people in the world of business, the networking program will be an asset to students who want to work with computers whether “setting up, maintaining or troubleshooting” computers. Call for tuition and costs.

Branford Hall Career Institute
995 Day Hill Road
Windsor, CT 06095
(860) 683-4900

There are four locations in Connecticut for this career-oriented institute. They are Branford, Southington, Danbury and Windsor. This institute is geared toward getting students ready for the workforce. It offers a “computer network management” field of study for $14,840 based on a July, 2012 chart. For more information, contact the institute directly.

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Joanne Greco Rochman is the arts editor of The Fairfield County Review, a columnist, critic, feature story writer and English professor. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Republican-American and Hersam-Acorn Publications. Her work can be found at

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