RCBI Machinist Technology/CNC Program

Apply today for the nationally recognized Machinist Technology/CNC Program at RCBI!

The Machinist Technology/CNC Program 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.

Scholarships, free tuition and fees

West Virginia Invests

Students from West Virginia who attend one of RCBI’s Machinist Technology/CNC programs may be eligible for free tuition through the West Virginia Initiative Grant program. Click on this link http://wvinvests.org/apply/) to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and the WV Invests application.

Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships

Machinist Technology/CNC students at RCBI are eligible to apply for $1,000 scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation.

Scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in the Manual Technology/CNC Program and students enrolling for fall 2020. Students at all four sites -- Huntington, Bridgeport, Welch and Williamson -- are eligible. Recipients are selected based on grade point average, attendance and other factors.

To apply for the Haas Foundation scholarship, go here.          

Bowen Foundation Scholarship

One student from McDowell, Mercer, Wyoming or Summers counties will be awarded a full scholarship to earn their associate degree through the nationally recognized machinist training program offered by RCBI and Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College. To be eligible, students must submit applications by May 22, 2020.

“Like RCBI, the Bowen Foundation is committee to the education of young people in southern West Virginia,” said Charlotte Weber, RCBI director and CEO. “This scholarship will enable a state student to pursue careers in an in-demand field and provide the opportunity for them to live, work and prosper in their own communities.”

Applications can be found here.

For more information about any of these opportunities, contact Tracy Straub at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 304.781.1678

Program Options

  • 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 partnerships with Mountwest Community & Technical College, Southern West Virginia Community & Technical College, and Pierpont Community & Technical College. 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 above.


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