CNC Manufacturing Technology

at Anoka Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 69
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The CNC Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) program includes technical and general education components. This degree provides the skills for trade entry plus the possibility to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with cooperating colleges and universities.

This career major prepares people to write and edit CNC programs, perform complex setups, basic troubleshooting of machine problems, cycle time reduction practices, fixture design & building, recognize areas for process improvements and operate the following equipment: manual lathes, drills, mills, grinders, CNC programming, CNC mills, CNC lathes, coordinate measuring machine, CAD/CAM and 4&5 axis CNC mills. They would also be skilled in the areas of basic troubleshooting of machine problems, cycle time reduction practices, fixture design & building, blueprint reading, GD&T, statistical process control, lean manufacturing, math, inspection, and the correct sequence of operation required. They may also be skilled in the areas of Tool and Cutter, CNC wire EDM and CNC sinker EDM, and CNC parametric programming depending on electives taken.

Those employed in this position would be expected to write and edit CNC programs, perform complex setups, basic troubleshooting of machine problems, cycle time reduction practices, fixture design & building and recognize areas for process improvements on manual lathes, drills, mills, grinders, CNC mills, CNC lathes, coordinate measuring machine, and CAD/CAM as well as invoke lean manufacturing process and practices.

Program Locations

  • Anoka Technical College 55303

Labor Market Information

  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers
  • Median wage:$24.67/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators
  • Median wage:$18.07/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
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Anoka Technical College
Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10 Anoka, MN 55303 Local: (763) 576-4850 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: enrollmentservices@anokaramsey.edu