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.

Course 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 Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. The student will demonstrate machine skills and practices consistent with the manufacturing industry.
  2. Exhibit safety principles and practices in a manufacturing environment.
  3. Communicate effective use of machine shop theory and process terminology.
  4. Work efficiently as a member in a machine shop environment to manage time and meet project deadlines.
  5. Work effectively as a member of a team while accepting constructive criticism.

Program Sequence and Credits

 FIRST YEAR
 
 First Semester
 MACH 1101  Milling
4
 MACH 1106
 Lathe
3
 MACH 1121  Machine Technology II
2
 MACH 1132  Blueprint Reading
3
 MACH 1140
 CAD I
1
 MACH 1171  Math for Machinist I
3
 OR
   
 MATH 1650
 College Trigonometry
3
 TOTAL
16

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

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. 

Course 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 Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. The student will demonstrate machine skills and practices consistent with the manufacturing industry.
  2. Exhibit safety principles and practices in a manufacturing environment.
  3. Communicate effective use of machine shop theory and process terminology.
  4. Work efficiently as a member in a machine shop environment to manage time and meet project deadlines.
  5. Work effectively as a member of a team while accepting constructive criticism.

Program Sequence and Credits

 FIRST YEAR
 
 First Semester
Machine Technology  Certificate 1
16
 
 Second Semester
 MACH 1200  Advanced Machining
3
 MACH 1220  Grinding
2
 MACH 1231  Blueprint Reading/CAD II
1
 MACH 1240  Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
3
 MACH 1251  CNC Machining
3
 MACH 1261  CNC Programming I 3
 MACH 1275  Quality Standard
1
 TOTAL
16

Admissions Requirements

 Must successfully complete Machine Technology certificate 1.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

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.

 

Course 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 Learning Outcomes

By completing this program, students will achieve the following learning outcomes.

  1. The student will demonstrate machine skills and practices consistent with the manufacturing industry.
  2. Exhibit safety principles and practices in a manufacturing environment.
  3. Communicate effective use of machine shop theory and process terminology.
  4. Work efficiently as a member in a machine shop environment to manage time and meet project deadlines.
  5. Work effectively as a member of a team while accepting constructive criticism.

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 Milling
3
 MACH 2320  CNC Turning
3
 MACH 2331  CAM
1
 MACH 2340  CNC Programming II
2
 MACH 2351  Mold/Die Making Theory 3
 MACH 2360  Fixture and Tooling 4
 TOTAL
16
 

Admissions Requirements

Must successfully complete Machine Technology certificate 2.

Graduation Requirements

All Anoka Technical College students seeking an Associate in Applied Science (AAS), diploma, or certificate must meet the cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher.

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.”