Welcome to Trinidad State Jr. College’s 2017 Summer NRA Program. These short-term summer courses are designed for anyone interested in learning Gunsmithing or art forms that have been associated with Gunsmithing as a hobby or a vocation. Courses are available for the novice, the current student, or the professional. Each course is organized individually for those who wish to learn a new skill, refine a technique, or study new technical information. Students may sign up for one course or multiple courses depending on their goals; however, because courses last from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, you may only sign up for one course per week.

NRA Gunsmithing Class

Students must bring firearms to work on, and any supplies or parts necessary to complete their project. See course descriptions and tool lists for details. Please keep in mind that the tools suggested for each class are the minimum tools you should bring. Please feel free to bring any additional tools you feel you may need. All participants must comply with all local, state, and federal laws regarding firearms. All persons enrolled in Gunsmithing courses must be able to legally own and possess firearms. NO WORKING FIREARMS or ammunition are allowed in the residence halls. You may check your firearms into our gun vault on Monday morning. All firearms brought into the classroom will need to have a day tag. Further information will be provided at orientation. Some courses list prerequisites. If you are unsure as to whether or not your education/training/life experience meets the stated prerequisites, please contact the course instructor.

Most classes are conducted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Some classes may run on a weekend or for extended hours each day – please be sure to read any notes located with the course description. A TSJC/NRA certificate of completion is awarded for each course completed. TSJC has a longstanding affiliation with the National Rifle Association. The NRA, however, is not an accreditation agency. Trinidad State Junior College is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. You will find all of our courses professional, thoughtfully constructed, and well, fun.

All classes must be paid at the time of registration. It is important to register for courses at least 5 weeks in advance to allow adequate time for the school to purchase supplies and equipment.
NOTE: some actions and other gun parts may take up to 2 months for delivery so please allow adequate time to purchase your parts.

Trinidad State is happy to welcome students from our neighbor, Canada; however, we are not able to enroll students from other countries at this time.

Unless otherwise stated, classes are conducted Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday morning orientation will be held in room 306 of the MULLEN BLDG at 8:00 a.m. Students will then proceed to their classrooms. Because some classes are being offered at 3 credit hours, class times will run longer for those classes. Your instructor will provide class hours on the first day of class. It is possible some courses may be held, at least in part, at the Prator Gun Range.

Courses related to the NRA Firearms Safety Instructor Certificate will have dates and times listed in the course schedule chart located on this site.

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