RCBI Machinist Technology/CNC Program
The nationally recognized program at the Robert C. Byrd Institute for Advanced Flexible Manufacturing (RCBI) opens a career track for the focused, entry-level machinists needed today by manufacturers.
Our technical training program offers rigorous, specialized, hands-on instruction that prepares individuals for immediate employment and lifelong professional advancement. Recognized and certified by the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the RCBI Machinist Technology/CNC Program also prepares students to earn individual NIMS certification and presents a career-enhancing associate degree option.
Because RCBI has set up its curriculum and courses from an industry perspective, the focused skills students learn make it possible for them to enter a shop floor setting and begin work immediately. Courses at RCBI develop skills with both conventional machines and computer-controlled manufacturing equipment.
Each program involves a skills assessment, a recommended sequence of hands-on classes and access to RCBI’s industry-experienced staff.
- Machinist Technology/CNC Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree option
- Technical Training Certificate option
- Machinist Technology Skill-set option
- CNC Skill-set option
College Degree Option
Students have the option to earn an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree through our partnership with Mountwest Community & Technical College in Huntington. Two-year A.A.S. degrees require, on average, 60 credit hours that full-time students typically earn in four semesters. Students also have the option to earn a certificate degree through Mountwest. Certificate degrees require, on average, 30 credit hours that full-time students typically earn in two semesters.
The program is available to high school seniors and high school graduates, dislocated workers, welfare-to-work participants, employed individuals, participants in state or privately funded education or training programs, and employers who are expanding the technical capabilities of their current workforce.
RCBI programs are not open enrollment programs, and have admission and candidacy requirements in addition to community college admission guidelines. Each applicant must submit high school transcripts or G.E.D. records. We also assess each applicant’s math skills and require an interview with our staff members. Learn more about our requirements on the “Apply” page, linked below.