CNC Setup | Western Technical College

CNC Setup


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Not Financial Aid Eligible

Typical Start: 

Fall, Spring, Summer

CNC setup represents the second level in the CNC suite of programs. If you have a certificate as an operator, or are able to demonstrate competency in that area, you’re ready for the CNC Setup Certificate. Our onsite machine shop is the hands-on classroom for instruction in setting up CNC lathes and mills and proving out programs. You’ll set up, run, and inspect simple parts, perform necessary adjustments to the machines to achieve tolerances, and document your results. In addition to hands-on work in the shop, you’ll have assignments to complete on your own.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

CNC Setup

This program will cost about $1,000* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

CNC Machine Operator
CNC Machinist
Set-Up Operator

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

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