A Hartford Superior Court judge accepted Torrington resident Robert Zordan's application for accelerated rehabilitation in his court appearance late Monday morning.
If Zordan, 54, successfully completes the program, the judge said that his charges will be dismissed.
Zordan currently is facing charges of illegal possession of an assault weapon, second-degree breach of peace and second-degree threatening, according to the state judicial website.
The state of Connecticut defines accelerated rehabilitation as "a program that gives persons charged with a crime or motor vehicle violation for the first time a second chance," according to the judicial website.
"The person is placed on probation for up to two years. If probation is completed satisfactorily, the charges are dismissed," the website states.
That was after one of Zordan's colleagues alerted police earlier that day that Zordan told him he was going to get a gun to shoot certain coworkers at Connecticut Spring and Stamping Corporation in Farmington after a superior criticized a department he oversaw at the time.
Zordan denies the claims and previously pleaded not guilty to the existing misdemeanor charges against him.
Zordan, who stood beside his attorney, Rachel Baird Oct. 7 and answered the judge's questions, swore that he had never been convicted of a crime before in Connecticut and that he had never done an accelerated rehabilitation program before.