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Advanced CNC Manufacturing Technology

at Anoka Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 63
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Anoka Technical College Advanced CNC Manufacturing Technology diploma is a 63-credit program that includes technical education components.

The career major prepares students to write and edit CNC programs, perform complex setups, basic troubleshooting of machine problems, cycle time reduction practices, fixture design and building, recognize areas for process improvements and operate the following equipment: manual lathes, drills, mills, grinders, CNC mills, CNC lathes, CNC wire EDM and CNC sinker EDM, coordinate measuring machine, CAD/CAM and 4&5 axis CNC mills.

Program graduates are skilled in areas of CNC programming, parametric programming, basic troubleshooting of machine problems, cycle time reduction practices, fixture design and building, blueprint reading, GD&T, statistical process control, lean manufacturing, math, inspection, and the correct sequence of operation required.

Those employed in this position are expected to write and edit CNC programs, perform complex setups, basic troubleshoot of machine programs, cycle time reduction practices, fixture design and building and recognize areas for process improvements on manual lathes, drills, mills, grinders, CNC mills, CNC lathes, CNC wire EDM and CNC sinker EDM, coordinate measuring machine, and CAD/CAM. Employees are also expected to invoke lean manufacturing process and practices.

The Advanced CNC Manufacturing Technology program provides the skills for trade entry plus the possibility to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with Cooperating colleges and universities.

Program Locations

  • Anoka Technical College 55303

Labor Market Information

  • Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators

  • Median wage: $18.29/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machine Tool Programmers

  • Median wage: $26.04/hour-Above 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 Toll-Free: (866) 433-5590 Local: (763) 576-4850 Email: enrollmentservices@anokatech.edu