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 be applied toward the diploma or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs.

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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.

  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.

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 information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Take a self-guided virtual tour of our campus to see what it's like to be a student at Anoka Tech. View program labs, common student spaces, campus offices and more. 

Virtual Tour

On the first day of class all you will need is a pair of safety glasses.

We will review tools in the first few days and help you understand where better quality tools are needed. Anoka Tech also partners with several vendors to provide students with discounted tools.

Tools List

Program Sequence

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

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

Students can choose to complete the Machine Trade programs part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed. Because every course may not be offered each semester with both day and evening options, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

Below, new machine trades students can find first semester part-time course options. After the first semester, work with your faculty advisors to plan future semesters.

Note: In each option, you will see a choice of MACH 1171 Math for Machinists or MATH 1650 College Trigonometry. Diploma students are required to take MACH 1171 and AAS degree students are required to take MATH 1650.

First Semester Course Options

First semester part-time course options (choose option 1, 2, or 3): 

Option 1: All Lecture Courses

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

Option 2: Lecture Courses + Milling Lab

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

MACH 1101 - Milling 

Option 3: Lecture Courses + Lathe

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

MACH 1106 - Lathe

View Course Schedule

Developmental Courses

Diploma students: MACH 1171 Math for Machinists requires an Arithmetic ACCUPLACER score of 265. Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites must take the developmental course MATH 0801 Basic Math in their first semester and
then MACH 1171 in their second semester.

AAS degree students: MATH 1650 College Trigonometry requires an Advanced Algebra Functions ACCUPLACER score of 250. Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites must take the appropriate developmental math course(s) (MATH 0801 Basic Math and/or MATH 0900 Elementary Algebra) as determined by the placement chart before taking MATH 1650.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Faculty

Jesse Oldenburg
Jesse Oldenburg
JOldenburg@no1-lovebaby.com
Matthew Rogers
Matthew Rogers
MRogers@no1-lovebaby.com
Jerry Showalter
Jerry Showalter
JShowalter@no1-lovebaby.com
Brendon Paulson
Brendon Paulson
bpaulson@no1-lovebaby.com

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@no1-lovebaby.com
763-576-7710

Current Students

register for classes

On the first day of class all you will need is a pair of safety glasses.

We will review tools in the first few days and help you understand where better quality tools are needed. Anoka Tech also partners with several vendors to provide students with discounted tools.

Tools List

The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology certificate 1, 2, and 3 programs prepare individuals for entry-level to mid-level positions to operate, perform and basic setup on industry standard equipment.

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 be applied toward the CNC Manufacturing Technology diploma or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs.

Jobplacement Blk

100% job placement 

Advancement Blk

High growth rate compared to other careers in Minnesota

Handsoneducation Blk

Hands-on training from industry experts

Program Details

Program Details (pdf)

The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology 2 Certificate  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.

  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.

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 information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Take a self-guided virtual tour of our campus to see what it's like to be a student at Anoka Tech. View program labs, common student spaces, campus offices and more. 

Virtual Tour

On the first day of class all you will need is a pair of safety glasses.

We will review tools in the first few days and help you understand where better quality tools are needed. Anoka Tech also partners with several vendors to provide students with discounted tools.

Tools List

 Must successfully complete Machine Technology 1 certificate.

Program Sequence

Some courses in this program may require a prerequisite. Please see course descriptions for more details.

First Semester 16
Machine Technology Certificate 1   16
Second Semester 16
MACH 1200 Advanced Machining
3
MACH 1220 Grinding
2
MACH 1231 Blueprint Design/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

Students can choose to complete the Machine Trade programs part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed. Because every course may not be offered each semester with both day and evening options, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

Below, new machine trades students can find first semester part-time course options. After the first semester, work with your faculty advisors to plan future semesters.

Note: In each option, you will see a choice of MACH 1171 Math for Machinists or MATH 1650 College Trigonometry. Diploma students are required to take MACH 1171 and AAS degree students are required to take MATH 1650. See the Developmental Courses section on page 2 for more important information regarding your math requirement.

First Semester Course Options

First semester part-time course options (choose option 1, 2, or 3): 

Option 1: All Lecture Courses

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

Option 2: Lecture Courses + Milling Lab

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

MACH 1101 - Milling 

Option 3: Lecture Courses + Lathe

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

MACH 1106 - Lathe

View Course Schedule

Developmental Courses

Diploma students: MACH 1171 Math for Machinists requires an Arithmetic ACCUPLACER score of 265. Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites must take the developmental course MATH 0801 Basic Math in their first semester and
then MACH 1171 in their second semester.

AAS degree students: MATH 1650 College Trigonometry requires an Advanced Algebra Functions ACCUPLACER score of 250. Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites must take the appropriate developmental math course(s) (MATH 0801 Basic Math and/or MATH 0900 Elementary Algebra) as determined by the placement chart before taking MATH 1650.

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Faculty

Jesse Oldenburg
Jesse Oldenburg
JOldenburg@no1-lovebaby.com
Matthew Rogers
Matthew Rogers
MRogers@no1-lovebaby.com
Jerry Showalter
Jerry Showalter
JShowalter@no1-lovebaby.com
Brendon Paulson
Brendon Paulson
bpaulson@no1-lovebaby.com

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@no1-lovebaby.com
763-576-7710

Current Students

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

On the first day of class all you will need is a pair of safety glasses.

We will review tools in the first few days and help you understand where better quality tools are needed. Anoka Tech also partners with several vendors to provide students with discounted tools.

Tools List

The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology certificate 1, 2, and 3 programs prepare individuals for entry-level to mid-level positions to operate, perform and basic setup on industry standard equipment.

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 be applied toward the CNC Manufacturing Technology diploma or Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree programs.

Jobplacement Blk

100% job placement 

Advancement Blk

High growth rate compared to other careers in Minnesota

Handsoneducation Blk

Hands-on training from industry experts

Program Details

Program Details (pdf)

The Anoka Technical College Machine Technology 3 Certificate  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.

  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.

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 information is available from the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

Take a self-guided virtual tour of our campus to see what it's like to be a student at Anoka Tech. View program labs, common student spaces, campus offices and more. 

Virtual Tour

Must successfully complete Machine Technology 1 and 2 certificates.

Prerequisites

First Semester
Machine Technology Certificate 1
16
 Second Semester
Machine Technology Certificate 2
16

Program Sequence 

Fall Semester 16
 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

Students can choose to complete the Machine Trade programs part-time. Part-time students will take longer to complete their program than students who follow the full-time sequence listed. Because every course may not be offered each semester with both day and evening options, it is important for part-time students to reach out to their faculty advisors for help in planning their long-term, part-time course sequence.

Below, new machine trades students can find first semester part-time course options. After the first semester, work with your faculty advisors to plan future semesters.

Note: In each option, you will see a choice of MACH 1171 Math for Machinists or MATH 1650 College Trigonometry. Diploma students are required to take MACH 1171 and AAS degree students are required to take MATH 1650.

First Semester Course Options

First semester part-time course options (choose option 1, 2, or 3): 

Option 1: All Lecture Courses

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

Option 2: Lecture Courses + Milling Lab

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

MACH 1101 - Milling 

Option 3: Lecture Courses + Lathe

MACH 1171 or MATH 1650 - Math for Machinist or College Trigonometry

MACH 1132 - Blueprint Reading

MACH 1121 - Metrology

MACH 1140 - CAD 1

MACH 1106 - Lathe

View Course Schedule

Developmental Courses

Diploma students: MACH 1171 Math for Machinists requires an Arithmetic ACCUPLACER score of 265. Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites must take the developmental course MATH 0801 Basic Math in their first semester and
then MACH 1171 in their second semester.

AAS degree students: MATH 1650 College Trigonometry requires an Advanced Algebra Functions ACCUPLACER score of 250. Students who do not meet any of the prerequisites must take the appropriate developmental math course(s) (MATH 0801 Basic Math and/or MATH 0900 Elementary Algebra) as determined by the placement chart before taking MATH 1650.

On the first day of class all you will need is a pair of safety glasses.

We will review tools in the first few days and help you understand where better quality tools are needed. Anoka Tech also partners with several vendors to provide students with discounted tools.

Tools List

Students must earn a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher to be eligible for graduation from this program.

Faculty

Jesse Oldenburg
Jesse Oldenburg
JOldenburg@no1-lovebaby.com
Matthew Rogers
Matthew Rogers
MRogers@no1-lovebaby.com
Jerry Showalter
Jerry Showalter
JShowalter@no1-lovebaby.com
Brendon Paulson
Brendon Paulson
bpaulson@no1-lovebaby.com

Enrollment Services
EnrollmentServices@no1-lovebaby.com
763-576-7710

Current Students

REGISTER FOR CLASSES

On the first day of class all you will need is a pair of safety glasses.

We will review tools in the first few days and help you understand where better quality tools are needed. Anoka Tech also partners with several vendors to provide students with discounted tools.

Tools List

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