As a CNC Setup Technician student, you will:
- Gain skill sets that prepare you for careers in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) operation and CNC programming.
- Learn Basic Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM).
- Acquire skills in basic machining such as milling, manual lathes, and drill presses.
- Learn blueprint reading, measurement, quality control, precision, and repair machining.
- Gain knowledge and skills necessary to build and inspect machined parts.
- Get hands-on training in a high-tech work environment.
- Practice problem solve, team work, math, communication, and computers.
- Prepares students for employment in the machining and metalworking industries.
- Build skills needed to become a skilled craftsman.
Students in Madison College's CNC Setup Technician program can attend full or part time.
CNC Setup Technician classes are offered at the Madison College Truax campus.
CNC Setup Technician degree graduates are ready for a range of professional positions in the field of CNC including:
- CNC Machinist
- Machine Operator
- CNC Operator
- CNC Setup Technician
Curriculum and Experience
Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.
Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:
- Progress toward your specific requirements
- Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements
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International students who wish to apply for, maintain, or transfer their F-1 student visa status to Madison College are required to complete the International Admission Process.
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- Application completion deadline is January 15, 2024
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- Application completion deadline is August 31, 2024
All materials must be submitted by the application deadline.
1. Admission Application
The online application allows you to save your work as you complete it and ensures fast, secure delivery to our office.
2. Education Completion
Official transcripts must be sent from the institutions you attended and indicate one of the following:
- High school transcript (current high school seniors may submit an in-progress transcript)
- GED/HSED transcript
- College transcript(s) showing:
- Completion of an associate degree or higher, or
- At least 30 credits completed with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4-point scale
- The credits must be completed at a single college and cannot be combined with other transcripts
- Any transfer credit listed on a transcript does not count toward the 30-credit minimum
All high school and/or college transcripts are recommended to be submitted for Credit for Prior Learning evaluation.
Class capacity is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.
Course prerequisites differ from admission requirements; admission into a program does not guarantee eligibility to enroll in courses or success in the program. Refer to program curriculum for details.
Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at Madison College.
After completing the CNC Setup Technician program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:
- Apply basic safety practices in the machine shop
- Interpret industrial/engineering drawings
- Apply precision measuring methods to part inspection
- Perform basic machine tool equipment set-up and operation
- Perform programming, set-up and operation of CNC Machine Tools
Combine your love for programming and machining in this one-year program.
CNC Setup Technician
Program Number: 304204
Area of Study:
Construction, Manufacturing and Maintenance
100% In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
23 Credits | Finish diploma in 2 semesters
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