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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-444-3
Approximately 1 Year to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4386
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.

CNC Programmer Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

CNC Programmer
CAD/CAM Programmer

CNC Programmer Programs

If you’re a goal-oriented problem solver, consider a career programming computer-aided machines for a high-volume machine shop! Hands-on training with Gateway’s CNC Programmer technical diploma will prepare you with skills needed to succeed as a programmer who ensures that raw material gets turned into precision parts. Get access to leading-edge facilities while you study so you can impress employers after graduation.

Work hands-on with state-of-the-art tools, including CNC mills and lathes, manual mills and lathes, and coordinate measuring machines, and make real-world products while you learn.

Study with professional, industry-tested instructors who bring decades of experience to the classroom as you master all aspects of a machine shop career.

Earn certificates employers want, such as MSSC Safety, NC3 Precision Measuring and Sandvik Tool Certification, as a part of your diploma -- at no extra cost! 

Build your resume. Earn the CNC Production Technician technical diploma in your first two semesters and prepare for an entry-level career as you complete the CNC Programmer diploma in your final semester. 

Get convenient, personalized training on your schedule. You’ll work hands-on in classes with small class sizes at Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus or SC Johnson iMET Center with courses offered day and night.

CNC Programmer Part of a Career Pathway Program Transfers Offered completely online Shared Program
Gateway CNC Programmer at Gateway