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

Campus Address
881 Wolcott Street
Waterbury, CT 06705

Campus Phone
(475) 689-3800

Programs Offered


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)


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 Waterbury

Over the past 2 years, we've helped 274 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 – Modern Mazda, Hoffman Automotive, Gengras Automotive
  • Computer Aided Drafting & Design - Palco Connector
  • Computer & Network Technology - Morse Watchman, NCR Corp
  • Dental Assisting – Chase Parkway Dental, Dr. Dental
  • Electrical Technology – Aerial Electric, Gleason Electric, Trinity Solar
  • HVACR – Thomaston Comfort Control, Siddall Heating & Cooling
  • Low Voltage Technology - Associated Lock & Security
  • Medical Assisting – Bristol Health Medical Group, DOCS Urgent Care, Hartford Healthcare, Trinity Health of New England
  • Plumbing – CT Hydronics
  • Practical Nursing – Physician One Urgent Care, Trinity Health of New England, The Pines at Bristol
Career Partnerships in Waterbury

Our Career Services team has established partnerships with:

  • National Lumber
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • Pratt & Whitney
Porter and Chester Institute’s History in Waterbury
  • The history of Porter and Chester Institute began in 1946
  • Our Waterbury campus relocated from Watertown in 2016
  • Our Waterbury and prior Watertown location have graduated 5,362 students