The Certificate in Firearms Technology – Gunsmithing program is broken into 2, 16 week semesters. Because of our flexible learning options, students choose to study at whatever time of day works best. Though schedules will vary, students will take courses from the following list:

Firearms Technology Discipline

Total Firearms Technology Credit Hours: 32-semester-credit-hour

BBS 100: Basic Ballistics
3 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

FTT 100: Introduction to Firearms
3 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

FTT 104: Gunsmithing Tools Lab
2 Credit Hours / 4 Weeks

FTT 111: Firearms Inspection and Troubleshooting
4 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

FTT 114: Custom Kydex Lab
2 Credit Hours / 4 Weeks

FTT 201: Firearms Finishes and Engraving
4 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

FTT 221: Sights, Optics, and Accuracy
4 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

FTT 231: Machining and Manufacturing of Firearms
3 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

FTT 240: Shooting Sports Management
3 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

*FTT 299: Firearms Technology Elective
4 Credit Hours / 8 Weeks

Total Program Semester Credit Hours

32

Course Descriptions

 

*FTT 299: Elective Options:

  • FTE 209: The Pistol Caliber Carbine
  • FTE 210: AR 10 Advanced Armorer
  • FTE 211: 1911 Advanced Armorer (Students must be 21 years of age to select FTE 211 course)
  • FTE 215: AR 15 Advanced Armorer
  • FTE 225: Developing a Business Plan

*Additional Information Regarding State-Restricted Elective Options (these restrictions and guidelines are subject to change at any time):
Residents of California, Maryland, and New York that choose to enroll in FTE 209, FTE 210, or FTE 215 must select a fixed magazine or featureless option.
Residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey may not enroll in FTE 209, FTE 210, or FTE 215 due to state restrictions.
Residents of California, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York may not enroll in the FTE 211 course due to state restrictions.