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  • Work hands-on with state-of-the-art tools, including CNC mills and lathes, manual mills and lathes, and coordinate measuring machines to 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 certifications employers want from Haas, NC3 and more, 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. With courses offered day and night at Gateway's Elkhorn Campus and SC Johnson iMET Center, plus small class sizes, you'll gain vital hands-on experience on your schedule.
Program Credits
Elkhorn Campus, SC Johnson iMET Center
Financial Aid Eligible
Tuition & Fees: $7,644
Books and Supplies: $3,413
Start Dates
Salary Outlook
Career Opportunities:
CNC Programmer, CAD/CAM Programmer

CNC Programmer Career Pathway

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