Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate

Program: Gunsmithing

This certificate is designed for students who have completed the Introduction to Gunsmithing certificate. Advanced metal finishing, custom barrel fitting, modern stock refurbishing and manufacture, rifle and shotgun trigger and firing mechanisms, design and function of handguns will be the emphasis of this certificate.

Safety in the shop environment and the completion of Gunsmithing projects using schematics and specialized hand and machine tools will be required. Students should be capable of working on various firearms and understand the procedures required before attempting the specialized work involved. During the hands-on shop class, the student will also be working on a final project that will be completed in the second semester of the certificate program. Upon completion of the certificate, the student should have gained the knowledge and confidence to set up a Gunsmithing shop or become employed by a company that requires this type of skill.

Students interested in this program will be required to undergo a criminal background check before enrolling.

 

Required Courses

REQUIRED COURSE INFORMATION  
Courses Credit Hours
GSM 103 Gunsmithing III 4.0
GSM 120 Basic Stockmaking 3.0
GSM 122 General Repair of Shotguns 3.0
GSM 220 Rifle Stockmaking 4.0
GSM 221 Advanced Repair Technology 3.0
GSM 222 Handgun Technology 3.0
GSM 223 Gunsmithing Techniques 3.0
MTT 141 Metals and Heat Treatment 3.0
   
Subtotal 26.0
Total Credit Hours 26.0

Updated 4/3/2017

 

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Purpose Statement – This certificate is designed for students who have completed the Introduction to Gunsmithing certificate. Advanced metal finishing, custom barrel fitting, modern stock refurbishing and manufacture, rifle and shotgun trigger and firing mechanisms, design and function of handguns will be the emphasis of this certificate. Safety in the shop environment and the completion of Gunsmithing projects using schematics and specialized hand and machine tools will be required. Students should be capable of working on various firearms and understand the procedures required before attempting the specialized work involved. During the hands-on shop class, the student will also be working on a final project that will be completed in the second semester of the certificate program. Upon completion of the certificate, the student should have gained the knowledge and confidence to set up a Gunsmithing shop or become employed by a company that requires this type of skill.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Apply theoretical knowledge gained in class to complete metal working projects to blueprint requirements.

  2. Setup and safely operate all machine tools required for project completion.

  3. Maintain the personal discipline to complete projects on time.

  4. Use technology in the machine shop to model on-the-job requirements.

  5. Use applicable tooling correctly during various machining operations.

  6. Exhibit mastery of National Rifle Association’s safety procedures throughout the curriculum.

  7. Demonstrate basic knowledge of resume writing and business and marketing planning.

 

Gainful Employment Information

Gainful Employment Disclosures

 

Advisement Information

Program notes

  •  Students must complete the Introduction to Gunsmithing certificate before being eligible to sign up for the Advanced Gunsmithing certificate program.
     
  • All courses for both certificates are co-requisite. This means no courses can be taken individually.
  • Gunsmithing certificates are not approved for international students.

Semester-by-semester graduation plan

Contacts

  • Note to New Student Advisors: please have interested students meet with the Gunsmithing Program Director, Jerry Capone.  New Student Advisors may place students in general education classes and classes that will count toward their secondary specialty requirements.  Students will be placed in GSM classes at the Gunsmithing Orientation.
     
  • You can find the name of your assigned academic advisor by reviewing Degree Works, your Class Schedule, or by visiting the Advising webpage.
  • Please e-mail advising@ptc.edu to submit advising information updates and corrections.

 

Advisement Information updated/reviewed 3/2018.