Career education and training at our Chicopee campus is designed to give you the technical skills you need to become a valued employee in today's competitive workforce. Join students from Ludlow, Holyoke, Springfield and other surrounding towns that have improved their career opportunities with career training programs from Porter and Chester Institute.

Campus Address
1984 Westover Road
Chicopee, MA 01022

Campus Phone
(413) 459-9760

Career Training Programs in Chicopee


Automotive Technology


Computer Aided Drafting and Design
- Online program offered in MA through our Chicopee location
Computer and Network Technology
- Online program offered in MA through our Chicopee location


Career Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician
HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration)


Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting

Online Programs

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Students attending distance education courses in either a hybrid or fully online program may receive their online, didactic instruction from faculty assigned to various campuses and may be in online classes with students from other campuses. Faculty who teach the online component of courses may be assigned to any PCI campus, but work collaboratively with the faculty and campus management where the student is enrolled. Weekly lesson planning among faculty ensures that all students in hybrid courses receive online didactic instruction that aligns with their on campus, hands-on labs and that each student is adequately supported. A student will be considered enrolled, and upon successful completion of all program requirements, will graduate from the campus where enrollment initially takes place.


Career Opportunities in Chicopee

Over the past 2 years at our Chicopee campus, we've helped 209 graduates find employment in their field.*

*Employment reported from 1/1/2020 through 2/5/2023

These graduates are working at employers such as:

  • Auto Technology – Balise Automotive, BMW, Gary Rome Hyundai
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design - Wright Architectural & Mill Work
  • Computer & Network Technology - NCR Corporation, TekSystems
  • Dental Assisting – Baystate Dental, Children & Family Dentistry & Braces, Children’s Dentistry of Chicopee, Cortland Dental & Braces
  • Electrical Technology – BMC Electric, Elm Electric, John Hart Electric
  • HVACR – Darcy Company, Hurley & David, Cumberland Farms
  • Medical Assisting – Cooley Dickinson Healthcare, Caring Health Center, Redwood Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, Tapestry Sexual & Reproductive Health
Career Partnerships in Chicopee

Our Career Services team has established partnerships with:

  • National Lumber
  • Marvin Windows
  • Jaguar Land Rover
Porter and Chester Institute’s History in Chicopee
  • The history of Porter and Chester Institute began in 1946
  • Our Brockton campus opened in 1993
  • Our Brockton campus has graduated 4,912 students