2020-2021 Catalog 
    Sep 23, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

Gunsmithing Certificate

The Gunsmithing certificate prepares the student for direct employment as a gunsmith in an established shop.

Credits Hours Required: 48

Note: There is a special admission process for this program. Prospective students should contact an academic advisor for detailed information.


Gunsmithing Certificate Suggested Course Sequence  

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Gunsmithing Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Safely operate hand and machine tools common to the gunsmithing trade. (GST 100, 150, 200, 250)
  2. Use micrometers, indicators, verniers and various gauges for measuring. (GST 100, 150, 200, 250)
  3. Develop ballistic data and document research assignments. (GST 100, 250)
  4. Disassemble and prepare firearms for metal finishing and reassemble. (GST 100, 250)
  5. Identify, disassemble, and assemble different rifle operating systems. (GST 100, 250)
  6. Prepare glass bed, install accessories, apply finish and checker a wood stock. (GST 150, 250)
  7. Identify different top break shotgun operating systems. (GST 150, 250)
  8. Identify, disassemble, and assemble, different handgun operating systems. (GST 150)
  9. Install rifle barrels using proven methods to enhance accuracy. (GST 200, 250)
  10. Identify, repair and modify pistols and revolvers. (GST 200, 250)
  11. Prepare glass bed, install accessories, apply finish and checker a synthetic stock. (GST 200, 250)
  12. Design, set-up, machine and install specialty accessories encountered in the firearms industry. (GST 200, 250)
  13. Communicate professionally with customers and vendors. (GST 200, 250)
  14. Develop a business plan suitable for a small business loan application. (GST 250)
  15. Research and develop an accurate price list for performing technical services. (GST 250)