Hartford Trade Schools

Porter and Chester Institute

The Enfield Campus of PCI provides education for Practical Nursing. Founded in 1946, Porter and Chester Institute (PCI) is a respected career education institution that holds accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Hands-on learning is a cornerstone of PCI’s educational approach, offering labs and workshops that mirror real industry settings. Some programs at PCI include externship opportunities for practical workplace experience. The institution caters to diverse lifestyles with flexible scheduling options, including day and evening classes. Additionally, PCI supports graduates with career services, aiding in job placement, resume development, and interview preparation.

  • 132 Weymouth Rd. Enfield, CT 06082


Arizona College of Nursing

Arizona College of Nursing’s Hartford, Connecticut campus offers aspiring nurses a flexible and challenging learning environment. The Hartford campus is conveniently located to serve the entire Hartford area, including East Hartford, Bristol, Manchester, West Hartford, New Britain, and Middletown. With accreditation and a dedicated faculty, Arizona College of Nursing in Hartford is a premier choice for nursing education.

Students can embark on their nursing journey in a supportive community with classes that begin every April. Although Arizona College of Nursing offers affordable programs in nursing to maximize student success, scholarships up to $5,000 are available for students pursuing their BSN in as little as three years. Additionally, the institution offers evening classes, enabling students to balance education with other commitments.

The CCNE-accredited BSN program ensures a high-quality education recognized by the nursing profession. Institutionally accredited by ABHES, the college maintains rigorous standards of excellence. Hands-on training is emphasized through guided labs, providing practical experience essential for a nursing career. NCLEX exam preparation begins on day one, ensuring students are equipped for their licensing exams.

With a focus on career readiness, the institution’s nursing coursework equips students with skills crucial for tackling the challenges of the nursing field. The college’s plentiful clinical partnerships offer real-world experience, enhancing learning opportunities and increasing student hireability.

  • 99 East River Dr, Suite 901 Hartford, CT 06108


American Institute Trade School

The American Institute offers student-centered education that blends distance learning with on-campus support.

The institution’s core mission is to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to kickstart new careers. They understand the importance of flexibility and offer hybrid programs that combine both in-person and online learning, accommodating various lifestyles and preferences. This approach allows students to tailor their education while benefiting from traditional classroom engagement.

The American Institute offers career-focused training and programs such as the following:

  • Medical Assisting: covers administrative and clinical tasks in healthcare settings.
  • Dental Assisting: prepares students to assist dentists with various procedures and tasks in dental offices.
  • Pharmacy Tech: equips students to work alongside pharmacists, assisting with prescription processing and patient interactions.
  • Massage Therapy: teaches techniques and skills for therapeutic massage.
  • Medical Billing and Coding: focuses on the administrative side of healthcare, with training in medical coding practices.
  • Surgical Technology: prepares students to work as part of surgical teams in operating rooms.
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography: teach the use of ultrasound technology for medical imaging.
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning: some institutions offer HVAC programs for those interested in careers related to heating and cooling systems.

The school is proud of its high job placement rates.

  • 99 South St. West Hartford, CT 06110


Lincoln Tech

The New Britain campus boasts several features and resources, including the F.W. Webb Green Technology Room for energy efficiency and HVAC training, advanced electrical trainers for photovoltaics and solar power, well-equipped medical labs, and scholarships and financial aid options for eligible students. Career services specialists are also available to support graduates in launching their careers.

Programs at the New Britain, CT campus include:

  • Electrician Training
  • HVAC with a focus on “Green” HVAC concepts like energy efficiency and solar thermal/geothermal technologies.
  • Practical Nursing to prepare students for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.
  • Medical Assistant

Lincoln Tech has established specialized training partnerships with leading manufacturers. For instance, graduates of the Electrician Training program can pursue product-specific training sponsored by Johnson Controls at their academy in Columbia, MD. Similarly, qualified HVAC program graduates with opportunities for further career advancement through specialized training at Hussmann’s TechX facility in Grand Prairie, Texas.

  • 200 John Downey Dr. New Britain, CT 06051