SNAP Employment & Training (E&T) Program
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, is a nutrition program that helps low-income individuals and families buy food and stay healthy. The SNAP Employment and Training program is a job readiness program that prepares clients for employment by offering vocational training, career activities, and support services. Download our flyer here.
How am I eligible for the SNAP E&T Program?
To be eligible for the SNAP E&T Program:
- Students must be receiving SNAP benefits.
- Students must have a GED or high school diploma.
- Students receiving TANF (cash assistance) are not eligible for the SNAP Employment and Training program.
- Students must be U.S. citizens. Non-citizens are eligible with appropriate documentation.
- SNAP participants cannot select training programs in which they cannot be employed. Participants must be able to perform the duties of the training program they are selecting.
- Students that have a HOLD*** within the college system will not be allowed to register for the SNAP program until the financial obligations are met with the college. If you have questions about a financial hold contact the Bursars office
***HOLD—A hold is when the college does not allow you to register for classes because you either owe money, do not have immunizations up to date, or have documentations missing in the system.
How do I register for the SNAP E&T classes?
Due to Coronavirus, all orientations have been cancelled until further notice. Check for further updates in June. Students interested in the SNAP E&T program must attend an orientation, which occurs in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.
|Fall Semester||Orientations start after the 4th of June|
|Spring Semester||Orientations start after Thanksgiving|
|Summer Semester||Orientations start in April|
If you would like to be notified about future orientation dates, please email , and we will add you to our email distribution list. All students must attend an orientation, take an assessment, and meet with the SNAP Coordinator to determine program placement.
Registering for a SNAP Orientation
Due to Coronavirus, all orientations have been cancelled until further notice. Check for further updates in June.
To register for a SNAP orientation students must submit the following documentation to room L115A during the active recruitment period. Please contact our office at 203.332.5145 for current recruitment dates.
- Picture ID
- Proof of SNAP Benefits (DSS card and a recent budget sheet) if you do not have a recent budget sheet log into the DSS website: www.connect.ct.gov create an account and obtain benefit information.
- Social security card
In order to protect your personal information faxed and emailed information will not be accepted.
Programs offered through the SNAP Employment and Training Program
- Certified Nurse Aid (CNA)
- Community Health Worker Training Program*
- Pharmacy Technician Training
- Certified Professional Coder
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Comp TIA A+
- National Certified Bookkeeper
Associate Degree Programs
- Medical Assisting-Medical Assisting (EA10)
- Small business Management-Business Administration: Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship Option (EA89)
- Early Childhood Education-Early Childhood Inclusive Education (EA99)
- Disabilities Specialist- Human Services Certificate: Disabilities Specialist (EJ72)
- Criminal Justice-Criminal Justice (EB13)
- Accounting -Accounting (EA03)
Credit Certificate Program
- Graphic Design- Graphics Certificate: Graphic Design (EJ91)
- Advanced Manufacturing-Manufacturing Certificate: CNC Machine Technology
- Web Design Technology- Computer Information Systems Certificate: Web Development (EK12)
- Retail Banking-Business Certificate: Retail Banking (EK04)