Career Training Programs in Hamden, CT

Career Training Programs in Hamden, CT

Student Notification

Retention Outcome Data: Porter and Chester Institute – Hamden campus (PCI) diligently strives to ensure our students have the necessary resources and support throughout and after their education and training to be successful in the workforce. Effective March 2023, after significant evaluation and much discussion with employers regarding our programmatic accreditation of PCI’s Medical Assisting program, PCI has decided to relinquish its accreditation with Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and notified the agency in March 2023. The Medical Assisting program will remain programmatically accredited by ABHES until January 5, 2024. PCI frequently uses retention rates to gage the effectiveness of our education programs. PCI’s retention rate currently is 64% which is below 70% retention rate required; as prescribed by ABHES, our programmatic accreditor for our Medical Assisting program; prompting this program being put on show cause warning status by ABHES.

PCI will continue to provide the Medical Assisting program to all students currently enrolled and expected to graduate by January 5, 2024. These students will graduate from an ABHES accredited program. Students enrolled after March 2023 have been told that the program is no longer programmatically accredited by ABHES moving forward.  

The teach-out date for HA will be 01/05/2024. Any student’s needing to complete failed courses and graduate as ABHES accredited program would need to transfer to WB after the January 2024 date.

Porter and Chester Institute will continue offering a Medical Assisting program at our Hamden Campus. However, it will not be programmatically accreditated by ABHES.

We thank you for your support and your choice to train at PCI and look forward to your continued success upon completion of your program.



Career education and training at our Hamden campus is designed to give you the technical skills you need to become a valued employee in today's competitive workforce. The hybrid, online and on-campus learning models in our industry-modeled programs offer you flexibility to fit your education around your life schedule. To learn more, complete the form on this page to request information from one of our Career Program Specialists!

Campus Address
1245 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06514

Campus Phone
(475) 234-6600

Career Training Programs in Hamden


Automotive Technology


Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Online program offered in CT through our Waterbury location
Computer and Network Technology
Online program offered in CT through our Waterbury location


Electrical Technology
HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration)
Low Voltage Technology


Dental Assisting
Medical Assisting

Practical Nursing


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 Hamden

Over the past 2 years, we've helped 251 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 – Executive Automotive, Autozone, Pep Boys
  • Dental Assisting – Children’s Dental Associates of Hamden, Dr. Dental, Expert Dental
  • HVACR – Controlled Air, Nero Heating & Air Conditioning, Quality Mechanical Corp, Viglione Heating & Cooling
  • Medical Assisting – Broadway Medical, Hartford Healthcare, Women’s Center of Southern New England
  • Electrical Technology – A/Z Corporation, C & H Electric, Sampson Electric
  • Low Voltage Technology – Network Installation Services, TPC Systems
  • Practical Nursing – Cornell Scott Hill, Griffin Hospital, Yale New Haven Health
Career Partnerships in Hamden

Our Career Services team has established partnerships with:

  • National Lumber
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Pratt & Whitney
Porter and Chester Institute’s History in Hamden
  • The history of Porter and Chester Institute began in 1946
  • Our Hamden campus relocated from Branford, CT in 2019
  • Our Hamden and prior Branford location have graduated 3,723 students