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Gunsmithing

Overview

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
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Walter C. Montgomery

Dean, Technical and Occupational Programs

Year Hired 2012

walter.montgomery digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2258

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Brian J. Zappia

Instructor, Gunsmithing

Year Hired 2002

brian.zappia digat piedmontcc-digdot-edu

(336) 322-2136

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Fall 2020 Curriculum WebAdvisor Schedule

WebAdvisor offers a secure web interface that allows you to access PCC's class schedule. 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.

NOT A CURRENT STUDENT? You can view the upcoming semester’s class schedule. See course sections and plan out your schedule. 

YOU ARE A CURRENT STUDENT? Use WebAdvisor to register for classes online!

Fall 2020 Curriculum Schedule - .pdf

Schedule last updated July 15, 2020


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

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Explanation of Methods of Course Delivery

Face-to-Face.
You are in the classroom with an instructor for every class. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Hybrid:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (more than 50% online). You will have contact with your instructor in the classroom and will need to be motivated to complete course work online, outside of the classroom. Internet access is needed for hybrid classes.

Blended:
A combination of Face-to-Face and Online (less than 50% online). Stay motivated and stay in communication with your instructor!

ITV:
Multiple classrooms to learn from one instructor - Students are in a classroom and the instructor location will vary. He/She may be with you face-to-face on some dates and in another classroom communicating with you through two-way audio/video technology. Transportation to campus is needed for face-to-face classes.

Online:
Class is available online 24x7 – Students must be motivated to complete their work on their own with the ability to communicate with the instructor and other students via Blackboard, an online program. Internet access is needed for online classes.

 



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