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CNC Manufacturing Technology Degree

1355 W Main St Anoka, Minnesota

About the program

The Anoka Technical College CNC Design & Manufacturing Technology program is designed and taught by industry professionals. The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree and the diploma programs are designed to meet our student's career goals. The programs combine technical education with general education to provide graduates with the precise skills necessary for success in manufacturing.

Our students learn how 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

They are trained to safely operate:

  • Manual lathes
  • Drills Mills
  • Grinders
  • CNC mills
  • CNC lathes
  • CNC wire
  • EDM

The CNC Design & Manufacturing Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is a 69-credit program that includes technical and general education components to provide the skills for trade entry plus the possibility to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with cooperating colleges and universities.

The CNC Design and Manufacturing Technology degree program prepares people to write and edit CNC programs, perform complex setups, basic troubleshooting of machine problems, cycle time reduction practices, fixture design and building, recognize areas of process improvements and operate the following equipment: manual lathes, grills mills, grinders, CNC programming, CNC mills, CNC lathes, coordinate measuring machine, CAD/CAM and 4&5 axis CNC mills.

Graduates are also skilled in the areas of basic troubleshooting of 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. Graduates may also be skilled in the areas of tool and cutter, CNC wire EDM and CNC sinker EDM and CNC parametric programming depending on elective taken.

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Degree Type
Associates Degree
Number of Awards Last Year
Class Time
Day and Evening
Length of Program
2 Years
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