The Gunsmithing curriculum is designed to provide students with the required skills needed to refurbish metal and wood as applicable to firearms, to diagnose malfunctions for repair, and to accomplish more complex custom gunsmithing tasks. To learn more visit www.piedmontcc.edu/guns

PCC’s Gunsmithing program is designed to provide students with the required skills needed to: refurbish metal and wood as applicable to firearms, diagnose malfunctions for repair, and to accomplish more complex custom gunsmithing tasks.

Course work includes:

  • Manufacturing of tools used in the gunsmithing trade
  • Restoration of firearms
  • Stock making
  • Barrel work
  • Repair work
  • Custom work

The student will accomplish this work by performing actual gunsmithing tasks in a “hands- on” environment.

Courses

Required Courses for Degree
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
GSM 101 Gunsmithing I
GSM 102 Gunsmithing II
GSM 103 Gunsmithing III
GSM 204 Gunsmithing IV
GSM 205 Gunsmithing V
MAT 110 Mathematical Measurement & Literacy OR
XXX Gen ED Elective – Must be approved
Total Hours Required for Degree – 66

Outlook for Employment

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

Process for Admissions

  • Submit a complete Application for Admission to the Office of Admissions.
  • Submit official transcript(s) of high school education and all post-high school course work to the Office of Admissions if requested. Office GED scores or transcript of courses for the Adult High School Diploma may be submitted in lieu of the high school transcript.
  • Complete the Admission Placement Test.
  • Diploma and certificate admission requirements may vary. Contact the Admissions Office for details.

Suggested Course Sequence - Full Time Student

Course# Course Name CL. LB. CLIN. CR.
FALL SEMESTER
GSM 101 Gunsmithing I 5 21 0 12
MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy OR 2 2 0 3
XXX Gen ED Elective -Must be approved 2 2 0 3
7 23 0 15
SPRING SEMESTER
GSM 102 Gunsmithing II 5 21 0 12
5 21 0 12
FALL SEMESTER
GSM 103 Gunsmithing III 5 21 0 12
5 21 0 12
SPRING SEMESTER
GSM 204 Gunsmithing IV 5 21 0 12
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
8 21 0 15
FALL SEMESTER
GSM 205 Gunsmithing V 5 21 0 12
5 21 0 12
30 107 0 66
TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS REQUIRED FOR DIPLOMA: 66