Advanced Manufacturing & Biomedical Technology Summer Camps

Nuts, Bolts and Thingamajigs:
Camp "I am the FUTURE"  2016

Advanced Manufacturing Camp

Monday, June 20, 2016 and Tuesday, June 21, 2016
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
(For students 13-15 years old)

Welding | Laser Marking & Cutting | CAD & 3D Printing | Robotics & Automation | Industry Tour |

The Advanced Manufacturing Camp will introduce students to the manufacturing industry with real "hands-on" projects and an industry tour.  Interested in being a design engineer, machinist or welder? During camp, students will use some of the same equipment those working in the industry utilize to create and manufacturer their own designs.  On the industry tour, students will learn how a design becomes an actual manufactured product.

This is a great introduction to manufacturing and the many highly skilled careers in this industry.  If you want to join the
"Maker Generation" this is the camp for you!


$50 (*scholarships are available for all students)


Anoka Technical College 
1355 West Highway 10
Anoka, MN  55303

Biomedical Technology Camp

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and Thursday, June 23, 2016
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
(For students 13-15 years old)

Learn about Anatomy & Physiology | Lab Dissection | Laser Marker | Sensors & Robotics | Industry Tour |

Biomedical Technology touches lives each day from a simple bandage to a high-tech pacemaker.   Minnesota is known as "Medical Alley" and is home to over 400 FDA regulated medical device companies (OEM's and component manufacturers) and the corporate headquarters of some of the largest medical device manufacturers in the world.  At camp, students will learn how devices are used to treat and diagnose medical conditions. Tour local a medical device manufacturer and see the advanced manufacturing that goes into making medical device components and actual devices.  

Students will have a chance to run a laser marking system, learn about sensors & robotics and participate in a lab dissection.  (Students are not required to participate in the lab dissection if they feel uncomfortable.)  Students will also learn about all the exciting career opportunities in the medical device field from Biomedical Engineers who design medical products to Biomedical Equipment Technicians who repair and maintain the life-saving medical equipment.

Cost for Camp: 

$50 (*scholarships are available for all students)

Camp Location:

Anoka Technical College
1355 West Highway 10
Anoka, MN  55303

Medical device assembly and inspection CAMP (NEW) 

Monday, June 27, 2016 and Tuesday, June 28, 2016
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
(For students 16-18 years old) 

Microscopes | Measuring Tools | HD Cameras | Clean Room | Laser Marking |

Getting ready to graduate, or just graduated, from high school?  Want to investigate a possible career that is making a difference and is "changing" lives?  If so, a career in the medical device industry might be a perfect fit for you.  The Medical Device Assembly and Inspection Camp will give students a glimpse of some entry-level careers in the medical device industry. Students will learn how to use a microscope to build, and inspect, a medical device part.  Students will be trained on proper gowning procedures and how to enter, and exit, a clean room.  

This camp is a great opportunity for students to discover fulfilling jobs, with great pay, that have educational pathways to advance their careers in the medical device industry.

-Careers in medical device manufacturing
-Build a simple medical device component
-Proper clean room procedures
-Quality inspection practices and measurement (metrology)
-Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and the FDA
-Laser marking and traceability


$50 (*Scholarships are available for all students)


Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Medical Device Manufacturing Skills Lab
Professional & Workforce Training Center (PWTC)
3130 Coon Rapids Blvd.
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(Located across from McDonald’s, on the corner of Mississippi Blvd. and Coon Rapids Blvd.)


Registration is open as long as the form is still available.  Students will need to complete two short essays as part of the registration process.  The essays will be reviewed by the camp staff and used as a method for camper selection.  (The student will want to write the essay in Word and then copy and paste the text into the registration text box.)

Sponsored By: Nuts Bolts Thingamajigs, FMA, and 360

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Learn About:

Manufacturing Careers
Robotics & Automation
Laser Marking & Cutting
CAD & 3D Printing
Biomedical Technology
Medical Device Assembly & Quality Inspection

Local Manufacturers


Jon Olson
Professional & Workforce Training

Matthew Salo
Biomedical Technology and
Professional & Workforce Training