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Through PCC’s Gunsmithing program, your skills will be developed in a progressive, hands-on environment best described as flexible self-paced with minimum requirements. The core five semester Gunsmithing program includes 2,080 hands on contact hours. All students start at the beginning of the program and complete all tasks. If a student is already proficient in some parts of the program, he or she will be able to advance at their own pace.

The program evolves from producing simple gauges and templates with a metal files to more complex specialized Gunsmithing tools made using lathes, milling machines and grinders. Then onto metal finishing, barrel threading and chambering, stock work, custom alterations, and repair work.

The structure of the program has you learning by performing actual Gunsmithing tasks needed to complete projects in a shop like environment.

 PCC Gunsmithing graduates are working throughout the industry, from small one man shops to major firearms firms and in related skill positions such as machine shops and maintenance departments.

Contact us to learn about the three program levels: Gunsmithing certificate, Gunsmithing diploma, and Associate’s Degree in General Occupational Technology with the major hours in Gunsmithing.

Gunsmithing Program of Study Worksheet





Employment Outlook

Graduates should qualify as a professional gunsmith, able to complete any task in general gunsmithing.



Program Contacts

Walter C. Montgomery

Dean, Technical and Occupational Programs

Year Hired 2012

walter.montgomery digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2258



Brian J. Zappia

Instructor, Gunsmithing

Year Hired 2002

brian.zappia digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2136


Spring 2020 Curriculum and Continuing Education Schedules

Spring 2020 Mailed Brochure (6mb)

The printed format is a combined brochure for both Curriculum classes and Continuing Education courses available for the Spring 2020 semester. The printed brochure will be available starting early November on both campuses and other locations in both Person and Caswell Counties. They will also be mailed to over 27,000 homes in both counties.

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Spring 2020 Curriculum Classes - Web Format 

Schedule last updated October 23, 2019

The web format is the same as the WebAdvisor format, except all classes are listed alphabetically on one single webpage. For more information on a specific class, please contact the appropriate advisor or you can find additional information within WebAdvisor



Spring 2020 Continuing Education Courses - Web Format 

Schedule last updated October 23, 2019

For more information on a specific class, please call the appropriate contact person listed on the class schedule.



Spring 2020 Curriculum Schedule on WebAdvisor

WebAdvisor offers a secure web interface that allows you to access the class schedule on PCC’s Datatel Colleague system. If you are not a current PCC student, you can view the upcoming semester’s class schedule. This allows you to look up course sections and plan out your schedule. If you are a current PCC student, you may register for classes online using the Colleague system. This option provides the most up-to-date information about classes being offered and the number of available seats at the time you view the schedule. Click here to visit WebAdvisor.

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