Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree & Gunsmithing Certificate
Currently, Sonoran Desert Institute offers an Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program, as well as a Certificate in Gunsmithing.
SDI's 40 semester-credit hour certificate course in Gunsmithing and 60 credit hour Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program are the most complete training programs of their kind. No other school gives you the quantity and quality of professional Gunsmithing information and tools!
You can learn Gunsmithing at home, and at your own pace, without interrupting your current work schedule. Everything you need is included from step-by-step lesson instruction to top-quality Gunsmithing tools (see sidebar).
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN FIREARMS TECHNOLOGY DEGREE
The Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree provides the student with a thorough understanding of concepts and applications in the maintenance and care of firearms. This program has a strong focus on gunsmithing supported by basic general education courses. This is a four-semester program consisting of 60 semester credit hours of college-level study. There are 15 general education credits and 45 discipline credits.
This degree program provides a predominant focus on the core courses in Firearms Technology and is vocationally focused. The program is oriented towards preparing the student who wishes to directly enter the firearms workforce upon completion of the program.
A graduate of the Associate of Science in Firearms Technology degree program may find employment in several fields including the following:
• Shooting sports management
• Retail firearms sales
• Repair industry
For more info on the A.S. in Firearms Technology degree program, click HERE.
The Gunsmithing Certificate provides the student with a thorough understanding of concepts and applications in
the maintenance and care of firearms. This is a certificate program consisting of 40 credit hours of college-level study.
Some of the many areas where a student may apply the knowledge gained from the Gunsmithing program include
• Gun repair and renovation - A student may choose to work at a gun store or start his/her own business replacing broken and worn gun parts. Other repair activities include cleaning, sporterizing, rebarreling, accurizing, custom fitting, and rechoking.
• Custom stocking - The student, who enjoys working with wood or metal may choose to provide checkering and finishing skills in the custom stocking market.
• Customized ammunition-making - A student will qualify to make and sell one-of-a kind ammunition for specific rifles and pistols.
• Gun sales - The student will have significant knowledge to establish themselves as experts in stores that sell and service firearms.
For more info on the Gunsmithing Certificate, click HERE.
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*As determined by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.