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Minnesota State Colleges and Universities - Pine Technical & Community College

Machine Tool Technology

The Machine Tool Technology diploma is designed to prepare students to enter the machine tool trade. The first year of Machine Tool Technology training is used to explain the nature and purpose of the machine trade. The student is introduced to tools, materials, equipment, and trade terms and develops the skills to do the job. The student receives advanced precision machining skills using machines such as the computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining and turning centers, wire and sinking EDM’s, precision surface grinders, CAD/CAM software, and other shop equipment. Blueprint reading is also learned. Students become acquainted with a variety of metals and learn how to use the various types of cutting tools. Use of precise measuring tools and making accurate setups on manual lathes, vertical milling machines, surface grinders, CNC machines, and other various shop equipment is also taught.

Machine Shop Technology / Assistant

CNC Manufacturing Technology

TheAnoka 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
  • CNC sinker
  • EDM Coordinate measuring machine
  • CAD/CAM 4 & 5 axis


900 4th St SE

Pine City,



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