Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology

Since 1980, Pine Technical & Community College has helped firearms enthusiasts like you turn their passion into a career. PTCC’s faculty-to-student ratio means you’ll get individualized advising and training from instructors who have real world experience in the field. With an exceptionally high job placement rate, PTCC’s Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology program will set you on the path to an exciting career.

Students have the option to pursue a Firearms Technician Skills Certificate, tailored to train the graduate for counterwork and sales at retail outlets and sporting goods stores. Students may build upon the
Certificate with more advanced courses and learn additional facets of the trade such as stockwork, barreling and chambering, and parts fabrication installation and adjustment, by pursuing the additional Certificate and Diploma.

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Brownell's, Cabela's, Big Sky Rifle Company, and Dakota Arms are just a few organizations that have hired PTCC graduates. Since the program's inception in 1980, the average job placement rate has held between 96 and 100 percent. You will graduate with skills in diverse areas such as woodworking, machining, welding and business, and some graduates gain employment in these related fields.

Gainful Employment for Firearm Technician Skills Certificate - 16 credits
Gainful Employment for Gunsmithing and Firearms Technician Apprentice Certificate - 16 credits
Gainful Employment for Gunsmithing and Firearms Technician Journeymen Diploma - 68 credits

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