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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 31-444-2
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 Production Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

CNC Set-Up and Operator
CNC Machinist

CNC Production Technician Programs

If a fast-paced, high-volume production environment really gets your gears turning, consider dialing yourself into Gateway’s two-semester CNC Production Technician technical diploma. Prepare for a range of positions as an operator, set-up, quality control inspector, tool crib attendant or machinist with hands-on training from experts in the field, and prepare yourself to run every facet of a full-size machining center, from production runs to job set-up.

Learn hands-on with state-of-the-art technology, including industry-standard manufacturing equipment, at Gateway’s SC Johnson iMET Center or at the Elkhorn Campus.

Gain skills employers want. Gateway’s CNC advisory committee, made up of local industry professionals, helps design classes, so you master the blueprint, math, safety, tooling, lathe, mill and inspection skills employers demand.  

Match classes to your schedule. Offered at multiple campuses and centers, our day and night classes feature flexible lab times to fit your work hours.

Invest in your employability. Complete the first two semesters of this technical diploma and prepare to enter an entry-level career, or continue your education for one more semester to earn the CNC Programmer technical diploma.

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