Connecticut School of Electronics

School Summary
221 W Main St
Branford, CT 06405
(203) 315-1060
Degree Type:
One but less than two years certificate
Campus Setting:
Suburb: Large
Campus Housing:
School Title:
The Connecticut School of Electronics
School Description:
Private Occupational School

About Connecticut School of Electronics

The Connecticut School of Electronics is a technical school located in Branford, Connecticut. The school is an affiliate of the Porter and Chester Institute. Branford is a town located on Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, eight miles east of New Haven. For lovers of historical architecture, Branford has six National Register of Historic Places districts, including buildings in Federal, Arts and Crafts, and Queen Anne styles of architecture. Harrison House and Museum, a 1724 structure, has period furnishings, local historical items, archives, a barn and a herb garden. For water enthusiasts, cruises of the Thimble Islands depart from the Stony Creek dock, and seal-watch cruises take place every March. The town's recreational facilities include several town-maintained parks and beaches owned by private foundations, hiking trails along Lake Saltonstall and a stretch of the Shoreline Greenway Trail, and 20 miles of coastline with more than 12 marinas. One of the largest events in Branford every year is the Branford Festival on Father's Day weekend, which features food, crafts, children's rides, music and a 5 mile road race.

CSE offers a 1-year concentrated certificate program in computer-aided drafting and design. There are two concentrations available within the program, one of which is in the architectural and civil engineering fields. This specialization provides a concentration on the development of buildings and building sites. This approach provides the time needed to develop a greater depth of skill and knowledge to qualify the graduate for jobs that pay the most and offer the most advancement. Students gain professional aptitude with AutoCAD, the software used by almost all architectural and civil engineering firms. The program focuses on hands-on training, allowing the students to work directly with the software designing residential and commercial structures and working on civil engineering projects, actually drawing those things which are being constructed. The program teaches the fundamentals of both the design and construction processes, providing the well-rounded education that is most desired in the career field.

Federally sponsored Title IV student financial aid is available at CSE. This consists of programs such as Pell Grants, Federal Direct Stafford Loans, Federal Direct Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students, Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, and Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grants. In addition, the School has its own supplementary student aid program, working hard to find the resources students require to pursue a technical education.

The Connecticut School of Electronics is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology. CSE considers it a part of every student's educational program to helping each graduate get situated in the kind of job for which he or she has been prepared. This includes resume preparation, training in job search and career management, securing interviews, and interview presentation and tactics. Personal consultation and follow-up is provided until the graduate is placed.

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