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CNC Manufacturing Technology

at Anoka Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 63
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

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 mills, CNC lathes, CNC wire EDM and CNC sinker EDM, coordinate measuring machine, CAD/CAM and 4&5 axis CNC mills. They would also be skilled in the areas of CNC programming, parametric programming, 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. 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 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 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