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About the Associate of Applied Science - Gunsmithing

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

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.

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 measuring tools such as micrometers, indicators, verniers and various gauges.
  3. Use a computer to develop ballistic data and to document research assignments.
  4. Completely disassemble firearms for metal refinishing and reassembly.
  5. Identify different rifle operating systems.
  6. Identify different shotgun operating systems including maintenance, repair and customization.
  7. Lay out, duplicate, inlet, fit, glass bed, install accessories, apply finish, and checker the Classic American rifle stock.
  8. Perform computer assisted drafting operations on a personal computer.
  9. Identify, repair and extensively modify pistols and revolvers.
  10. Install rifle barrels using proven methods to enhance accuracy.
  11. Plan, set-up, make, and install specialty accessories frequently encountered in the firearms industry.
  12. Communicate professionally with customers and vendors.
  13. Develop a business plan, complete with demographics, suitable for a small business loan application.
  14. Develop marketing tools such as brochures and ads.
  15. Develop an accurate price list for performing technical services.

General and Program-Specific Requirements

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