The Anoka Technical College Multi-Axis Machining advanced certificate is a 9-credit advanced certification program that prepares students in the understanding of multi-axis programming and the art of machining. Graduates are skilled in the principles of multi-axis:
- Cycle time reduction
Multi-axis machining provides manufacturers the ability to produce complex three-dimensional (3-D) shapes and five-sided machining in one setup, reducing handling and machines necessary to complete the job, all of which is part of the lean manufacturing movement.
This is an advanced certificate that requires an evaluation examination through the Machine Trades Department.
| TOTAL TECHNICAL CREDITS
|Prerequisite for the Multi-Axis advanced certificate program is an evaluation from Machine Trades Department.
| MACH 2510
|| Multi-Axis CNC Programming
| MACH 2520
||Multi-Axis CNC Machining
Please see Machine Trades Advisor.
All Anoka Technical College students seeking anAssociate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, diploma, or certification must meet the Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher. Please contact your advisor for any further program graduation requirements.
NOTE: Program plans are subject to change. Please contact your program advisor for the most current program information.
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.