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Gunsmithing

What is gunsmithing?

Gunsmithing is the routine maintenance, repair, and modification of firearms. Gunsmiths identify worn or defective parts and replace them with new ones. They must be aware of issues specific to certain models and manufacturers in order to resolve them. Sometimes, gunsmiths modify firearms for competitive or other purposes specified by their clients.

Gunsmithing Application  Opens Oct 1 2022

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Degrees


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

Note: Special admission to this program is required. Students should contact an academic advisor or the program director for detailed information.

Certificates


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

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

Short Term Certificates


The Advanced Gunsmithing certificate prepares students with highly specialized training in their choice in the areas of CNC machining, competition firearms, and guild firearms production.

Note: Special admission to this program is required. Students should contact an academic advisor or the program director for detailed information.

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