The first gunsmithing courses were designed and offered at TSJC in 1947 by P.O. Ackley. Since that time the program has developed into a two year Gunsmithing Degree Program that is designed to train individuals with the basic concepts and skills needed by the professional gunsmith. Course work at the basic and advanced level includes: bench metal, machining operations, gun repair and stockmaking. A wide variety of specialized courses such as checkering, revolversmithing, competitive rifles, shotgunsmithing and pistolsmithing are also offered. All persons enrolled in the Gunsmithing Program must be able to legally own firearms.
To prepare our students for employment as a gunsmith; by providing them with a broad based educational experience, which includes a balanced curriculum and practical hands on education in the use of gunsmithing hand tools, gunsmithing machine tools, firearms repair, stockmaking, and customizing firearms.
Gunsmithing School Application
Fine Arts Certificate
The application deadline for the Spring 2016 semester is September 25, 2015.