Machinist Technology/CNC Program
Learn the skills you need to become an entry level machinist and earn a career-enhancing associate degree at the same time! With a 90 percent placement rate, our program offers specialized, hands-on instruction to prepare you for immediate employment and lifelong professional advancement.
- 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. 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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Scholarships, free tuition and fees
West Virginia Grants and Funding
West Virginia Invests Grant
Students from West Virginia who attend RCBI’s Machinist Technology/CNC Associate Degree Program may be eligible for free tuition through the West Virginia Invests Grant program. http://wvinvests.org/apply/
Free Application for Federal Student Aid https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
College Foundation of West Virginia https://secure.cfwv.com/Financial_Aid_Planning/_default.aspx
West Virginia Promise Scholarship https://secure.cfwv.com/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarships_and_Grants/West_Virginia_PROMISE.aspx
West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program https://secure.cfwv.com/Financial_Aid_Planning/Scholarships/Scholarships_and_Grants/WV_Engineering_Science_and_Tech_Scholarship_Program.aspx
Gene Haas Foundation Scholarships
Machinist Technology/CNC students at RCBI are eligible to apply for scholarships from the Gene Haas Foundation.
Scholarships will be awarded to students currently enrolled in the Program as well as students enrolling for fall 2021. Recipients are selected based on grade point average, attendance and other factors.
Hearst Foundations Scholarship
Rural/low-income, female and minority students enrolled in the Machinist Technology/CNC Program or the Welding Technology Program are eligible for scholarships funded by the Hearst Foundations, which support non-profits like RCBI to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the US have the opportunity to build healthy, productive and inspiring lives.