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 $900* 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
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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