Courses

  • Professional Gunsmithing Level I

    Instruction Hours: 168

    Length in Months: 32 (Self-Paced)

    Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to analyze problems encountered in common firearms, including Handguns, Shotguns, Rimfire and Centerfire Rifles, being able to identify the failure points with feeding, lock-up, extraction and ejection, firing, safeties, and other mechanical aspects, with the knowledge to then make the appropriate repairs. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work-ready skills. Note: hands-on or
    on the job training may still be required.

  • Professional Gunsmithing Level II

    Instruction Hours: 197

    Length in Months: 34 (Self-Paced)

    Upon the completion of this course, students will learn skills of machining; using a Lathe, Mill and other General Shop equipment, along with the skills of Metal Refinishing, Spring making, Metal Heat-treating, Custom rifle building and accuracy enhancement with the tuning of Advanced Trigger Systems. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work ready skills. Note: hands-on or on the job training may still be required.

  • Master Gunsmithing

    Instruction Hours: 219

    Length in Months: 38 (Self-Paced)

    Upon completion of this course, students will have comprehension of the entire customizing processes for 1911 pistols, AR-15 rifles, Glocks, barreling. A extensive understanding of welding processes and best practices for Arc, TIG, Gas, MIG, and Plasma Cutting. A foundational understanding on the requirements for establishing a Gunsmithing Business with basic marketing procedures. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work ready skills. Note: hands-on or on the job training may still be required.

  • Enhanced Master Gunsmithing

    Instruction Hours: 219

    Length in Months: 38 (Self-Paced)

    Upon completion of this course, students will have a comprehension of Advanced Handgun repair, Advanced Shotgun repair, Advanced Rimfire repair, Pivot Barrel Shotguns repairs, comprehensive understanding of Design, Function, and repair of 65 additional firearm systems groups. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work-ready skills. Note: hands-on or on-the-job training may still be required.

  • Practical Gunsmithing

    Instruction Hours: 13

    Length in Months: 12 (Self-Paced)

    Provides the student with a comprehensive overview of firearms terminology, basic tool usage, proper shop setup, and minimum entry level knowledge to work in the firearms industry. (DOT 632.281.010 – Gunsmith) Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work ready skills. Note: hands-on or on the job training may still be required.

  • Locksmithing

    Instruction Hours: 19

    Length in Months: 12 (Self-Paced)

    When completed the Student will possess a thorough understanding of Warded Locks, Residential and Commercial Locks, How-to Key Locks, Creating and maintaining master lock codes, and installation of locks. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work ready skills. Note: hands-on or on the job training may still be required.

  • Machine Shop

    Instruction Hours: 29

    Length in Months: 12 (Self-Paced)

    After completing this course, the Student will have a comprehensive understanding of; Lathe and Milling Machine operation and set-up along with general Machine shop support equipment. They will also understand measurements and speeds commonly used in machining, cutting tool grinding, and blueprint reading. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work-ready skills. Note: hands-on or on-the-job training may still be required.

  • Welding

    Instruction Hours: 22

    Length in Months: 12 (Self-Paced)

    The welding student will understand welding safety, and gas welding, TIG, Arc and MIG welding procedures. In addition; Welding in vertical, horizonal and overhead positions, cutting procedures including Plasma Cutting, and Welding symbols for Blueprint reading. Students will have the knowledge to demonstrate work ready skills. Note: hands-on or on the job training may still be required.

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  • It is not a requirement in the state of California to obtain a Gunsmithing Certificate to practice gunsmithing. However, possessing a Gunsmithing Certificate will demonstrate a proven level of competence. A Federal Firearms License and State licenses are required to operate a gunsmithing business.
    The American Gunsmithing Institute’s approval to operate as a private postsecondary institution in the state of California is based on provisions of the California Private Postsecondary Education Act (CPPEA) of 2009 (California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8), which was effective January 1, 2010. The Bureau can be reached at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, toll-free telephone number (888) 370-7589 or by fax (916) 263-1897.
    Professional Gunsmithing Courses not available to Oklahoma residents at this time.