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CNC Production Technician

CNC production technicians run full-size CNC machining centers while performing production runs and job set-ups in a manufacturing environment. Coursework covers a variety of relevant areas including; blueprint reading, math, safety, machining technology, tooling applications, work holding, offsets, CNC lathe and mill set-up, gauging and inspection. Through a partnership with Haas Automation, Inc., students learn, hands-on, in the Haas CNC Production Technician Lab, which was developed to give students the opportunity to learn how to work with state-of-the art CNC equipment.

CNC Programmer

The CNC Programmer technical diploma program gives an overview of essential machine shop practices including machine safety, blueprint reading and part inspection methods. CNC machine programming, set-up and operation will also be covered in-depth. Graduates of this program will have the skills necessary for entry-level employment in a machine shop setting. Special emphasis will be placed on learning the skills necessary to transform raw material into a finished part. Students will be able to apply the techniques learned in lectures within a machine shop setting.

CNC Training

The CNC Programmer technical diploma and a CNC Production Technician technical diploma can take you from “zero to career, in a year.” Graduates of the CNC Programmer program will have the skills necessary for entry-level employment in a machine shop setting. Graduates of the CNC Production Technician program are prepared to develop an inspection plan for machines and reports on the compliance of the parts to design, as well as determine common programming codes and program format. Machinists already employed will find a great way to improve their skill set in both programs.


Join one of the fastest growing and high-demand careers in the country today. Enroll in any one of the four welding programs Gateway Technical College has to offer to receive the skills and knowledge needed to compete in this exciting field. Welders can work in a variety of industries including the high-demand manufacturing field. They use several different welding processes to join various types of metal in different conditions and uses. Welders can also make structural repairs. Welders work in many industries including construction, engineering, automobile, and aerospace.


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