CNC Setup Technician

CNC Setup Technician

Degree Type

23-credit Technical Diploma

Program Code

30-420-4

Time to Degree

1 year

Start Date

August / January

How You'll Learn

On Campus

Daytime

Evening

CNC setup technicians read blueprint drawings and convert them to machine code. They operate machines that produce precision parts used in numerous products for various industries. In this program, learn how to interpret prints and make parts to accepted tolerances, and develop skills to program computer numerical control machines.

Deadlines To Know*

Fall 2022 Start

  • Submit application by August 1, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by August 8, 2022

Spring 2022 Start

  • Submit application by January 3, 2022
  • Complete checklist items by January 10, 2022

Summer 2022 Start

  • This program cannot be started in summer.

* Application deadlines are subject to change based on program demand.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors, including where you live, how your program is delivered, how long it takes to finish your program and the financial aid you receive. Explore current tuition and fees.

Additional Estimated Costs

  • Any PC with at least i7, 3.2Ghz CPU, 32GB memory, Nvidia Quadro, AMD FirePro, AMD Radeon Pro graphics Card
  • MTO Tool Kit: $525
  • Safety equipment (shoes/glasses): $100

How To Apply

Questions on the application process? Visit the Admissions page or contact an Admissions Advisor.

Program Details

Questions? We'd love to help! Connect with our Outreach team by filling out our online form or by email at outreach@wctc.edu.

If you have an interest in manufacturing and enjoy taking raw materials and transforming them into specific parts, a career as a computer numerical control (CNC) technician may be for you. Those in this field have a high mechanical aptitude, like working with their hands, and have the ability to interpret prints.

  • CNC Setup Technician
  • Machine Operator
  • CNC Programmer
  • CNC Operator

$30,700 – $45,900 annually

Salary range estimates based on wages for related occupations in Waukesha County as reported by Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI). Individual wages may vary based on experience, industry, location and specific job requirements.

Check the WCTC Graduate Success Report to view our graduates’ entry wages.

As a program student, you are eligible to receive:

  • Financial aid loans
  • Scholarships
  • Other forms of assistance

Learn more about financial aid.

What Makes This Program Unique?

1

Develop skills in WCTC’s state-of-the-art Terry Lutz Integrated Manufacturing Center (IMC).

2

Take advantage of the opportunity to participate in an award-winning SkillsUSA team.

3

This is the first program in the Tool and Die pathway. Advance your career by continuing with the Machine Tool Operation technical diploma.

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