Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded



Ft. McCoy, Wisconsin National Guard & Reserve
This program combines self-paced online learning with flexible lab hours. CNC Operators use their keen eye for detail and their mechanical aptitude to create a product that meets customer specifications. From stocking materials to running parts, CNC operators perform an essential role in advanced manufacturing. Participants who complete this program will have the job skills needed to operate a CNC mill and lathe. This training enhances your knowledge of dimensional measurement, print reading, and basic material properties. CNC operators are in high demand in advanced manufacturing jobs across the state. Starting salary range $35,000 to $40,000.


Wisconsin National Guard Army Reserve
Transitioning military members,
their spouses and age-appropriate dependents


Western Technical College


Western Technical College – La Crosse Campus


Computerized Numerical Control Operator (CNC)
Robotics Technician


Both programs are hybrid training utilizing Amatrol’s LMS for the online portion and completing hands on activities in our campus labs. CNC will be self-paced, allowing the student to come in during open lab hours to complete their hands-on training with the support of the instructor. Robotics is a six to seven week program, with class two days per week.


Western Technical College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)


Eligible participants WILL NOT have any out of pocket expenses for the training program. Tuition and fees for this program are paid for through a Department of Defense grant.


Britt Pagor
400 7th St N, La Crosse, WI 54601

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