As of January 8, 2018, SDI’s curriculum has changed. If you enrolled at SDI prior to January 8, 2018, your program will be located at the following link.
Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate
For students looking to hone their gunsmithing skills, learn the techniques needed to operate a gunsmithing business, gain a valuable credential or expand their hobby into a career, SDI’s Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate program is a great fit. In this 32-credit program, you’ll learn gunsmithing techniques and practices, shooting sports management, and more—you’ll also complete a build of your choice!
The Advanced Gunsmithing Certificate 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. Each student will work with a member of the SDI Student Services staff to select their personal semester schedules from the following list:
*FTT 299: Elective Options:
- FTE 210: AR 10 Advanced Armorer
- FTE 211: 1911 Advanced Armorer (Students must be 21 years of age to sleect FTE 211 course)
- FTE 215: AR 15 Advanced Armorer
- FTE 225: Developing a Business Plan
*Additional Information Regarding State-Restricted Elective Options:
- Residents of Massachusetts and Connecticut may not enroll in the FTE 210 or FTE 215 course due to state restrictions
- Residents of California and New York that choose to enroll in FTE 210 or FTE 215 must select a fixed magazine or featureless option
- Residents of Maryland may enroll in the FTE 215 course but only if selecting the 300 Blackout option
- Residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, California, and New York may not enroll in the FTE 211 course due to state restrictions
Course Tools ListTo view the tools list for this program, please see our tools list here. It is truly our goal to prepare you for success in the firearms industry.
TUITION & FEES
For tuition information, please click here. No-interest payment plans are available. This program is approved for use of the GI Bill® and other VA and military benefits. Please contact the Admissions department for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 314-2102.
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
Additional Program InformationProgram Outcomes
With the successful completion of this program, a student will be able to do the following:
- Perform the basic functions of an armorer, to include cleaning firearms; diagnosing, troubleshooting, and repairing a variety of common malfunctions, and assembling a firearm from parts.
- Explain machining operations as used in firearms manufacture and customization.
- Improve firearms by applying custom finishes.
- Explain the principles of ballistics as they relate to ammunition production, and explain various procedures for making ammunition.
- Evaluate the industry of firearms service, sales, and repair.
- Improve firearms accuracy by installing and adjusting metallic sights or optics.
- Exhibit best-practices of firearms and firearms-repair safety.
- Explain, in detail, the operating principles of all major types of firearms.
- Classify firearms by type, action type, and platform by defined characteristics, and describe the functionality of each.
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