Machine Tool Operation - CNC Career Outlook

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WITC Machine Tool Operation - CNC Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019

Employed in Related Field


Employed in a Related Field


WITC Machine Tool Operation - CNC Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019

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$29,118 - $43,677

Range of Yearly Salary

WITC Machine Tool Operation - CNC Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019 







Typical positions available after graduation include:

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CNC Machinists

CNC Machinists set up and operate a variety of computer-controlled machine tools to produce precision metal parts, instruments and tools.

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Maintenance Machinist

Machinery Maintenance workers maintain and repair factory equipment and other industrial machinery, such as conveying systems, production machinery and packaging equipment.

Additional opportunities include:

  • Machine Tool Operator

  • Apprentice Machinist

  • CNC Programmer

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Machine Tool Operation - CNC technical diploma at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Hear From Graduates

"Being a retired military veteran of 22 years, I have attended numerous training schools and programs. I can't remember a level of professionalism as high as brought forth by the staff at WITC. I've seen a genuine commitment to quality education as well as a sincere concern for the success of the student." 

Marty, USCG (retired)


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