Tool ListFAT 105 Introduction to Firearms AFY 100 Accuracy and Functionality SFL 100 Stock Fitting and Metal Work Lab BBS 100 Basic Ballistics BBS 200 Advanced Ballistics BTL 100 Basic Hand Tools Lab CFL 100 Cleaning Firearms Lab FTT 130 Customizing and Woodworking FAT 100 Firearms Technology I FAT 200 Firearms Technology II MTL 200 The Rotary Tool Lab GSL 200 *FTC 301 Capstone Project tool lists will vary with course selection.
Associate of Science in Firearms TechnologySDI’s unique Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree program offers our students the opportunity to learn about the firearms industry and gain a coveted credential, all without having to travel or relocate. This 60-semester-hour program is the most comprehensive of all the School of Firearms Technology programs, and is one of only a handful of firearms degree programs in the nation.
Convenient, Accredited LearningBecause SDI specializes in online learning, students enrolled in the Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree program get the convenience of completing coursework at home, backed by a DEAC national accreditation. It’s the best of both worlds—focused, proven curriculum, delivered to your door. Plus, students round out their degree program by completing 15 credit hours of general education while learning the core topics of firearms technology and gunsmithing. Our unique mix of online and hands-on classes allow students to learn and practice efficiently and conveniently.
Tools & MaterialsYou choose how you learn best: it’s up to you whether you’d like your course materials to be delivered via text book or via an SDI-provided notebook computer, either of which are included in the total cost of your program. Either way, you’ll have access to our Learning Management System (LMS) to view additional resources and to submit coursework. You’ll get hands-on training during your five Lab courses. In addition to the course materials, training manuals, and other learning aids, your program courses include a number of entry level tools (see side bar). It is truly our goal to prepare you for success in the firearms industry.
CourseworkThe Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree program is broken into 4, 16-week semesters. Because of our flexible learning options, students choose to study at whatever time of day works best. For General Education courses, students choose from an approved list. Each student will work with a member of the SDI Student Services staff to select their personal semester schedules from the following list: If you’re serious about a career in the multi-billion dollar firearms industry, the Associate of Science in Firearms Technology Degree program is the one for you. Apply today to start doing what you love! Apply Now More Info
TUITION & FEESFor tuition information, please click HERE. No-interest payment plans are available. Please contact the Admissions department for more info at email@example.com or (844) 238-0165. This program is approved for use of the GI Bill (R) and other VA and military benefits. No-interest payment plans are available. Please contact the Admissions department for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org or (480) 314-2102.
Additional Program InformationProgram Objectives With the successful completion of this program, a student should be able to do the following:
- Identify and explain firearms and the required components and subcomponents
- Explain the function, disassembly and assembly protocols, and the customization of rifles, shotguns, and handguns
- Diagnose the impediments of correct firearms operation and formulate appropriate repair strategies
- Develop plans for stock improvements using blanks, duplicating, inletting, bedding, fitting, and shaping
- Install hardware, finish and hydrographic coat the stock of a rifle or shotgun
- Fit barrels on rifles and handguns including threading, chambering, crowning, and custom contour techniques
- Install metallic and optics sights
- Refinish metal firearm surfaces utilizing various bluing techniques and Parkerizing finishes
- Test and adjust firearms and ammunition for both internal and external ballistics
- Demonstrate use of techniques for the metal engraving of rifles, pistols, and shotguns
- Manage a full-service firearms or gunsmithing department utilizing basic principles of business and regulatory compliance