Machine Technology

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The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology certificate 1, 2, and 3 programs are designed and taught by industry professionals.

These certificates prepare individuals for entry-level to mid-level positions to operate, perform and basic setup on the following equipment: 
  • Manual lathes
  • Drills
  • Mills
  • Grinders
  • CNC Mills
  • CNC lathes
  • CAD/CAM

Program graduates are skilled in the areas of blueprint reading, GD&T, statistical process control, lean manufacturing, math, inspection, and the correct sequence of operation required.

These certificates allow individuals to enter the workforce quickly with strong skills or can applied toward the diploma or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs.

The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology Certificate 1 is a 16-credit program that prepares students for entry level skills to set up and operate the following equipment: manual lathes, drill, mills and grinders. Program graduates are skilled in the areas of blueprint reading, math and inspection.

Machinists working in this field are expected to set up and operate manual lathes, drills, mills and grinders. They are able to inspect and produce parts to the desired dimensions under proper supervision.

Prerequisites

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence and Credits

 FIRST YEAR
 First Semester
 MACH 1100  Machine Technology I 7
 MACH 1121  Machine Technology II
2
 MACH 1132  Blueprint Reading
3
 MACH 1140
 CAD I
1
 MACH 1170  Math for Machinist I
3
 OR
   
 MATH 1650
 College Trigonometry
3
 TOTAL
16

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

Industry Information

The machinist is a skilled metal worker who produces metal parts by using machine tools and hand tools. Training and experience enable the machinist to plan and carry through all the operations needed to turn out a finished machine product and to switch readily from one kind of product to another. The machinist’s background and knowledge enables him/her to turn a block of metal into an intricate, precise part.

All options are an art as well as a skill, and are considered to be demanding occupations. There is a great variety in the construction of dies and molds, depending on the design of a part, the type of materials used, the ingenuity of the designer, and the knowledge and skill of the die and mold maker, who must machine intricate components of various tooling to tolerances expressed in fractions of one-thousandths of an inch.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty


Jesse Oldenburg
763-576-4065

Brendon Paulson
763-576-4243

Matt Rogers
763-576-4088

Jerry Showalter
763-576-4043

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology Certificate 2 is a 16-credit program that prepares students with mid-level skills to set up and operate the following equipment: manual mills, lathes and surface grinding. Inputting of programs, offsets and the use of cutter compensation on CNC mills and lathes are also covered.

Program graduates are skilled in the areas of solid modeling and blueprint generation, GD&T, statistical process control, math and advanced inspection practices.

Graduates working in this field are expected to perform basic setup and operation of manual and CNC lathes, mills and grinders. They are able to inspect and produce parts to the desired dimensions, with proper supervision. 

Prerequisites

Must complete Machine Technology certificate 1.

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence and Credits

 FIRST YEAR
 First Semester
Machine Technology  Certificate 1
16
 
 Second Semester
 MACH 1200  Machine Technology III
3
 MACH 1220  Machine Technology IV
2
 MACH 1231  Blueprint Reading/CAD II
1
 MACH 1240  GD & T
3
 MACH 1250  CNC I 2
 MACH 1261  CNC Programming I 3
 MACH 1271  Math for Machine II 2
 OR
   
 MATH 1650
 College Trigonometry
 3
 TOTAL
16

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

Industry Information

The machinist is a skilled metal worker who produces metal parts by using machine tools and hand tools. Training and experience enable the machinist to plan and carry through all the operations needed to turn out a finished machine product and to switch readily from one kind of product to another. The machinist’s background and knowledge enables him/her to turn a block of metal into an intricate, precise part.

All options are an art as well as a skill, and are considered to be demanding occupations. There is a great variety in the construction of dies and molds, depending on the design of a part, the type of materials used, the ingenuity of the designer, and the knowledge and skill of the die and mold maker, who must machine intricate components of various tooling to tolerances expressed in fractions of one-thousandths of an inch.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty


Jesse Oldenburg
|763-576-4065

Brendon Paulson
763-576-4243

Matt Rogers
763-576-4088

Jerry Showalter
763-576-4043

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology Certificate 3 is a 16-credit program that prepare students for entry-level positions to operate and perform offset changes, as well as basic setups on the following equipment: CNC mills, CNC lathes, coordinate measuring machine and CAD/CAM.

Program graduates are skilled in the areas of blueprint reading, GD&T, statistical process control, lean manufacturing, math, inspection and the correct sequence of operation.

 

Prerequisites

Must complete Machine Technology certificate 2.

Some courses may require appropriate test score or completion of basic math, basic English and/or reading courses with a “C” or better.

Program Sequence and Credits

 FIRST YEAR
 First Semester
Machine Technology Certificate 1
16
 
 Second Semester
Machine Technology Certificate 2
16

 SECOND YEAR
 Third Semester
 MACH 2310  CNC II
3
 MACH 2320  CNC III
3
 MACH 2331  CAM I
1
 MACH 2340  CNC Programming II
2
 MACH 2351  Mold/Die Making Theory 3
 MACH 2360  Fixture and Tooling 4
 TOTAL
16
 

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.

Transfer Opportunities

To see how this may transfer into other Anoka Technical College program or into another college, visit:

Industry Information

The machinist is a skilled metal worker who produces metal parts by using machine tools and hand tools. Training and experience enable the machinist to plan and carry through all the operations needed to turn out a finished machine product and to switch readily from one kind of product to another. The machinist’s background and knowledge enables him/her to turn a block of metal into an intricate, precise part.

Machinists working in this field are expected to setup and operate manual lathes, drills, mills, and grinders. They should be able to inspect and produce parts to the desired dimensions under proper supervision. 

All options are an art as well as a skill, and are considered to be demanding occupations. There is a great variety in the construction of dies and molds, depending on the design of a part, the type of materials used, the ingenuity of the designer, and the knowledge and skill of the die and mold maker, who must machine intricate components of various tooling to tolerances expressed in fractions of one-thousandths of an inch.

Wage/Outlook/Advancement

Gainful Employment Report

Faculty

Jesse Oldenburg

763-576-4065

Brendon Paulson
763-576-4243

Matt Rogers
763-576-4088

Jerry Showalter
763-576-4043

Enrollment Services
763-576-7710

“The machinist program here is excellent. I have learned everything from running manual equipment to programming multi-axis CNC machines. I like the hands-on program, and how it prepares you to become a great employee, a problem-solver and a trouble shooter.”