Website | TrinidadState.edu
Degrees & Certificates:
- AAS – Gunsmithing
- Brownell’s AM Firearm Tech Instructor
- Custom Pistolsmithing  Certificate
- Gunsmithing Fine Arts
- Gunsmithing Technician
- NRA Firearms Safety Instructor
- Small Arms Level Certificate
History: The first gunsmithing courses were designed and offered at Trinidad State in 1947 by P.O. Ackley. Since that time, the program has developed into a two-year Gunsmithing Degree Program.
Program: These programs are designed to train individuals with the basic concepts and skills needed by the professional gunsmith. Course work at the basic and advanced level include: bench metal, machining operations, gun repair, and stock-making. A wide variety of specialized courses such as checkering, revolversmithing, competitive rifles, shotgunsmithing, and pistolsmithing are also offerred. All persons enrolled in the Gunsmithing Program must be able to legally own firearms.