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Career Area: Manufacturing
Technical Diploma
Program Number: 32-444-1
Approximately 2 Years 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.

Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

CNC Machinist
CNC Operator
CNC Programmer

Average Median Wage


Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technician Programs

This program is designed to provide students with a broad technical background in both job-shop and production machining. This program was designed using the National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS) and National Tooling & Machining Association Standards (NTMAS). Additionally, this program relies on a hands-on approach to learning, and each student will spend a large portion of his or her time working in a practical setting. Using the latest CNC/CAM software and equipment, including a five axis machining center, students will learn to select the proper tools and fixtures required to machine parts. Graduates of the program will be proficient in metal machining operations and planning procedures, demonstrating practical machining techniques in accordance with engineering drawing specifications.

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