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.

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.

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 Initiative Grant program.

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid

    College Foundation of West Virginia

    West Virginia Promise Scholarship

    West Virginia Engineering, Science and Technology Scholarship Program

    For other resources visit College Foundation of West Virginia

    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 Manual Technology/CNC Program and students enrolling for fall 2021. Recipients are selected based on grade point average, attendance and other factors.

    Bowen Foundation Scholarship

    Each year, one student from McDowell, Mercer, Wyoming or Summers counties is awarded a full scholarship to earn an associate degree through the nationally recognized Machinist Technology/CNC Program. For more information about this scholarship opportunity, contact Tracy Straub at .

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