CNC Programmer

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.

Program Name: 
CNC Programmer
Program Number: 
31-444-3
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
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  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
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