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Gunsmithing Program Requirements

A.A.S. Degree/Diploma/Certificate Program: Day/Evening/Weekend options

Fall Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
*ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry P/C 3 0 3
*GSM 111 Gunsmithing I   2 12 6
*GSM 120 Gunsmithing Tools   2 12 6
Total 7 24 15

 

Spring Semester (First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines OR P/C 3 0 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting P/C 3 0 3
GSM 123 Basic Stockmaking   2 12 6
*GSM 125 Barrel Fitting/Alteration   3 9 6
*MAT 110 Math Measurement & Literacy P/C 2 2 3
Total 10 23 18

 

Summer Session(First Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
*GSM 127 General Repair   3 9 6
Total   3 9 6

 

Fall Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy   1 2 2
GSM 223 Rifle Stockmaking   2 12 6
GSM 230 Handgun Technology   2 9 5
Social/Behavioral Science Elective   3 0 3
Total 8 23 16

 

Spring Semester (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
GSM 227 Advanced Repair Technology   2 12 6
*GSM 235 Current Gunsmithing Technology   2 12 6
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective   3 0 3
Total 7 24 15

 

Summer Session (Second Year) Special Note Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
*GSM 225 Gunmetal Refinishing   2 12 6
Total 2 12 6

Special Note: P/C indicates prerequisite or corequisite course required; see Course Descriptions for specific course information.

  • ENG 101 may be substituted for ENG 111 upon request for Gunsmithing diploma students only
  • MAT 101 may be substituted for MAT 120 upon request for Gunsmithing diploma students only

Total Semester Hours Required for Gunsmithing A.A.S. Degree: 76
* Total Semester Hours Required for Gunsmithing Diploma: 42
Total Semester Hours Required for Gunsmithing Certificates: 12-18

Day Program: Certificate Options

Basic Gunsmithing Certificate Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
GSM 111 Gunsmithing I 2 12 6
GSM 125 Barrel Fitting/Alterations 3 9 6
GSM 127 General Repair 3 9 6
Total 8 30 18

 

Gunsmithing Design and Repair Certificate Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
GSM 223 Rifle Stockmaking 2 12 6
GSM 227 Advanced Repair Technology 2 12 6
GSM 230 Handgun Technology 2 9 5
Total 6 33 17

 

Gunsmithing Technology Certificate Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
GSM 120 Gunsmithing Tools 2 12 6
GSM 123 Basic Stockmaking 2 12 6
Total 4 24 12

 

Gunsmith Refinishing Certificate Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
GSM 225 Gunmetal Refinishing 2 12 6
GSM 235 Current Gunsmithing Technology 2 12 6
Total 4 24 12

 

Weekend Gunsmithing Program Class
Hours
Lab
Hours
Credit
Hours
Fall GSM 111 Gunsmithing I 2 12 6
Spring GSM 125 Barrel Fitting/Alterations 3 9 6
Summer GSM 225A Gunmetal Refinishing 1 6 3
 
Fall GSM 127 General Repair 3 9 6
Spring GSM 235 Current Gunsmithing Technology 2 12 6
Summer GSM 225B Gunmetal Refinishing 1 6 3
 
Fall GSM 120 Gunsmithing Tools 2 12 6
Spring GSM 123 Basic Stockmaking 2 12 6
Summer GSM 227A Advanced Repair 1 6 3
 
Fall GSM 230 Handgun Technology 2 9 5
Spring GSM 223 Rifle Stockmaking 2 12 6
Summer GSM 227B Advanced Repair 1 6 3

Selected Gunsmithing courses may be offered in the evening based on sufficient enrollment/facility availability.

Total Semester Hours Required for Basic Gunsmithing Certificate: 18
Total Semester Hours Required for Gunsmithing Design & Repair Certificate: 17
Total Semester Hours Required for Gunsmithing Technology Certificate: 12
Total Semester Hours Required for Gunsmithing Refinishing Certificate: 12

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Director, Gunsmithing and NRA Programs

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Brian Casey

Instructor, Gunsmithing

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Mark Dye

Instructor, Gunsmithing

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Ryan Flynn

Instructor, Gunsmithing

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Matthew Mutarelli

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tim-carrick

MCC has a very good gunsmithing program, giving the students a well-rounded, very diverse knowledge of guns and gun repair. Students are recruited by top gun manufacturers and custom gunsmiths who know about the program.

~ Tim Carrick

Internationally-known Gunsmith

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