2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College 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.
  2. Use micrometers, indicators, verniers and various gauges for measuring.
  3. Develop ballistic data and document research assignments.
  4. Disassemble and prepare firearms for metal finishing and reassemble.
  5. Identify, disassemble, and assemble different rifle operating systems.
  6. Prepare glass bed, install accessories, apply finish and checker a wood stock.
  7. Identify different top break shotgun operating systems.
  8. Identify, disassemble, and assemble, different handgun operating systems.
  9. Install rifle barrels using proven methods to enhance accuracy.
  10. Identify, repair and modify pistols and revolvers.
  11. Prepare glass bed, install accessories, apply finish and checker a synthetic stock.
  12. Design, set-up, machine and install specialty accessories encountered in the firearms industry.
  13. Communicate professionally with customers and vendors.
  14. Develop a business plan suitable for a small business loan application.
  15. Research and develop an accurate price list for performing technical services.