The Gunsmithing AAS program will prepare students to make, reproduce, maintain and modify firearms according to blueprints or custom specifications using specialized hand tools and machines. This program will provide students with hands-on training to learn the gunsmithing trade and skills to gain employment as a gunsmith.
Students will be able to:
Demonstrate proper use of special gunsmithing tools; which includes: filing and stoning techniques, firearms parts and proper terminology, locking systems, action types, feed mechanisms, ballistic basics, cartridges and powders
and their evolution, primers and bullet types.
Demonstrate welding techniques (TIG, oxyacetylene/arc, brazing), machining safety and use, ability to rebarrel, read and complete blueprints.
Develop and implement a business plan that would include setting up a gunsmithing business.
Demonstrate professional gun cleaning, stock development/refinishing and accuracy for glass bedding rifle stock knowledge.
Meet General Education Requirements per the EWC Catalog for A.A.S. programs.