The Gunsmithing degree program at Yavapai Gunsmithing School prepares students for employment in entry-level positions in firearm and metal industries.
Upon successful completion of the Gunsmithing Degree program, the learner will be able to:
- Safely operate hand and machine tools common to the gunsmithing trade.
- Use measuring tools such as micrometers, indicators, verniers and various gauges.
- Use a computer to develop ballistic data and to document research assignments.
- Completely disassemble firearms for metal refinishing and reassembly.
- Identify different rifle operating systems.
- Identify different shotgun operating systems including maintenance, repair and customization.
- Lay out, duplicate, inlet, fit, glass bed, install accessories, apply finish, and checker the Classic American rifle stock.
- Perform computer assisted drafting operations on a personal computer.
- Identify, repair and extensively modify pistols and revolvers.
- Install rifle barrels using proven methods to enhance accuracy.
- Plan, set-up, make, and install specialty accessories frequently encountered in the firearms industry.
- Communicate professionally with customers and vendors.
- Develop a business plan, complete with demographics, suitable for a small business loan application.
- Develop marketing tools such as brochures and ads.
- Develop an accurate price list for performing technical services.
Gunsmithing Program Schedule
General and Program-Specific Requirements:
|I. General Education|
|A. Foundation Studies (12 credits)|
|1. College Composition or Applied Communication – Select Option a, b, or c:|
|a. Writing (6 credits)|
|Choose from Approved List [see all applied communication/writing courses]|
|b. Writing AND Communication (6 credits)|
|1. Writing (3) [see all applied communication/writing courses]|
|AND||2. Communication (3) [see all applied communication/comm. courses]|
|c. College Composition (6 credits)|
|ENG101||College Composition I||3|
|OR||ENG103||College Composition I Honors||3|
|ENG102||College Composition II||3|
|OR||ENG104||College Composition II Honors||3|
|2. Numeracy (3 credits)|
|Choose from Approved List [see all quantitative literacy courses]|
|3. Critical Thinking (3 credits)|
|Choose from Approved List [see all critical thinking courses]|
|B. Area Studies (7 credits)|
|1. Physical and Biological Science (4 credits)|
|Choose from Approved List [see all physical & biological science courses]|
|2. Behavioral and Social Science (3 credits)|
|a, Behavioral Science (3) [see all behavioral science courses]|
|OR||b. Social Science (3) [see all social science courses]|
|II. Gunsmithing Requirements|
|III. Related Requirements|
|BSA102||Career Search and Success||1|
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