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Early College Advanced Manufacturing Pathway (ECAMP™) at Goodwin University

Early College Advanced Manufacturing Pathway (ECAMP™) at Goodwin University
Early College, Advanced Manufacturing and Environmental Studies

Grade 12
3 Pent Rd
East Hartford, CT 06118
Early College Advances Manufacturing Pathway at Goodwin University

School Overview

Introducing a New Part-Time Educational Program for 12th Grade Students
The Early College Advanced Manufacturing Pathway (ECAMP™) at Goodwin University is a Part-Time Magnet School program for 12th grade students from participating high schools. Students spend the second half of their school day on the Goodwin University Campus engaging in college-level manufacturing courses and learning from industry partners located across the Greater Hartford region. 

ECAMP™ students gain in-demand skills that can lead to high-paying, rewarding careers in the field of Advanced Manufacturing, including the industries of aerospace, electric vehicles, robotics, medical devices, and many more. 

High School Information
Students that are interested in ECAMP™ must be enrolled in a participating high school that has established compatible schedules. Please check with your school counselor to confirm your eligibility. Students are transported from their high school to arrive at Goodwin University at 11:00 am with a bag lunch and are dismissed at 2:45 pm. 


  • Entering grade 12 students must have completed their school graduations requirements for grade 11, which may range from 18 to 21 high school credits, depending upon their school district.

Courses and Schedule
ECAMP™ course content is tailored to meet the competencies and learning styles of high school students. Advance manufacturing is a hands-on field, teachers and mentors prepare students with detailed instruction and informative hands-on learning experiences. While attending ECAMP™, students will expand their critical thinking skills, increase science and technology literacy, and gain knowledge of their prospective career field. 

Monday – Friday: 11:30 am to 2:45 pm
Students take a progression of seven manufacturing courses, along with classroom time dedicated to career preparation and ECAMP™’s Pre-Apprenticeship Program, which is approved by the Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL).  

Fall Semester 1 

  • Introduction to Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Math
  • Technical Drawing
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Career Preparation

Spring Semester 2

  • CNC Machining
  • Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) I
  • Metrology and Calibration 
  • Pre-apprenticeship

Career and College Pathways
Students that complete ECAMP™ are aligned with the needs of industry and may enter into a career immediately after high school graduation or leverage university credits to continue their education in a post-secondary setting.  

During orientation, all students participate in free OSHA-10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) training. OSHA -10 training demonstrates to industry professionals that students have completed 10 hours of OSHA-authorized training on critical workplace safety topics. This credential ensures that students will have industry-specific knowledge and skills that help prevent injuries and keep workplaces safe and productive. 

Students that complete ECAMP™ earned a 21 Credit Certificate in CNC Machining and Manufacturing Technology which is stackable and can be applied to Goodwin University’s:

  • CNC Machining, Metrology, and Manufacturing Technology Certificate (37 credits);
  • Associate Degree in CNC Machining; or 
  • Bachelor of Science in Manufacturing Management.  

Apprenticeships and Job Shadowing
ECAMP™ provides student with apprenticeship and job shadowing opportunities with local industry partners, including

  • Job Shadowing with Pratt and Whitney (East Hartford), MasterCAM (Tolland), Hanwha Aerospace (Newington)
    Apprenticeships with Trumpf Manufacturing (Farmington), Pratt and Whitney (East Hartford)

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