Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology - Program Requirements and Courses

Program Requirements

Criminal History Requirements

Please be aware Gunsmithing and Firearms Technology program applicants must complete additional paperwork regarding criminal background checks to be accepted into the program.

ALL applicants must complete:

  1. PTCC Checklist/Requirements Form.
  2. Additionally, applicants must complete a state form:
    1. MN Background Check
    2. WI Background Check
    3. Other State Criminal Background

Gunsmithing Tool List

Firearm Technician Skills Certificate - 16 Credits

Course ID Course Name Credits
Required Technical Courses
COCP 1201 Microsoft Office Basics 2
GSTP 1206 Bolt Action Design and Function 2
GSTP 1214 Hinge and Lever Design and Function 3
GSTP 1217 Firearms Business and ATF Regulations 1
GSTP 1225 Welding, Soldering, and Brazing 2
GSTP 1235 Metallurgy & Heat Treating 1
MTTP 1208 Measuring Tools 1
General Education Courses - select one of the following
ENGL 1276 College Composition 4
ENGL 1277 Technical Communications 4

Gunsmithing and Firearms Technician Apprentice Certificate - 16 Credits

Course ID Course Name Credits
Required Technical Courses
GSTP 1215 Accessories Installation 3
GSTP 1240 Pump and Self-Loader Design and Function 5
GSTP 1250 Handgun Design, Function & Repair 4
MTTP 1241 Intro to Computer Aided Design - CAD 3
PTCG 1225 Job Seeking 1

Gunsmithing and Firearms Technician Journeymen Diploma - 36 Credits

Course ID Course Name Credits
Required Technical Courses
GSTP 2210 Tooling & Fixturing 4
GSTP 2230 Barreling and Chambering 4
GSTP 2233 Polishing & Blueing 3
GSTP 2239 Metalsmithing 2
GSTP 2267 One Piece Stockmaking 3
GSTP 2269 Two-Piece Stockmaking 3
GSTP 2270 Shotgunsmithing 3
GSTP 2280 Riflesmithing 4
MTTP 1245 Machining Fundamentals I 4
MTTP 1261 Introduction to Computer Aided Manufacturing - CAM 2
MTTP 1265 Machining Fundamentals II 4