Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 20, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

Gunsmithing - AAS

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The Gunsmithing degree program prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in firearm and metal industries.

  • Credit Hours Required: 67

Note: Since there is a special admission process for this program, prospective students should contact the Advising Center or visit our website at for detailed information.

AAS General Education Requirements (19 credits)

Note: 1 Select from two different prefixes


Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Gunsmithing Degree 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.