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Gunsmithing Program

     Established in 1945, Lassen Community College Gunsmithing is the oldest gunsmithing school in the United States. We offer an Associate in Science Degree in Firearms Repair, along with Certificates of Achievement in Gunsmith Machinist and Metal Finisher, and Firearm Repair.

     Degree programs and Certificate programs are designed to be realistic and comprehensive, spanning the wide spectrum of skills needed to compete in the modern job market.​​ (See program links at the bottom of the page for more information)

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 IMPORTANT Fall 2024 Gunsmithing Information:

Gunsmithing Registration for Fall 2024 will open March 25th!

     The Gunsmithing program is limited to 22 students. Registration will be on a first come first serve basis, starting on March 25th, 2024.  You may apply to the college before this date and contact the counselor to enroll in classes starting on March 25th, 2024. Livescan appointments will also be available on these dates for Gunsmithing students.
     To be prepared for registration, we recommend you begin the application process right now! Follow these steps to receive your college ID: The online Application for Admission to Lassen Community College is a two-step process. The application process is completed through the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office. Access the application here CCCApply Application for Lassen Community College

1.   Create your account. Create your account with the OpenCCC system. (This will not get you a student ID, make sure you proceed to step #2)
2.   Complete your application. Once you have created an account in CCC Apply, complete an application for admission to Lassen Community College.
3.   Log into portal and complete New Student Orientation. Once you have completed your application process and received a college ID via email, log into your portal and complete the new student orientation. (If you did not receive an email or you need help logging into the portal please contact the IT help desk at (530) 251-8844,, or the Counseling office (530) 251-8842.
4.   Contact your Counselor to sign up for classes. After you complete the new student orientation, contact LCC Counselor Alison Somerville at (530) 251-8842 or to sign up for classes beginning on March 25th, 2024.

     Program applicants must also obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from California Department of Justice (DOJ). This can be completed in person at Lassen Community College. We will explain the process in detail on the first day of class, during our Gunsmithing Program orientation.

        Dorm rooms are available on campus. The dorms are also issued on a first come first serve basis so get your application in early! Applications will be available on our website soon.


​​​As an NRA affiliated Gunsmithing school, we also offer one and two week NRA Short Term Gunsmithing Courses during the Summer. Courses are offered in Basic Machine Shop, Barreling, specific firearms platforms, California P.O.S.T Certified Law Enforcement Armorer Schools, engraving, knife making, and metal finishes.

Whether your interests are as a career path or for personal enrichment, we invite you to join us for these enjoyable and informative classes.​​ These courses are separate from the Gunsmithing Degree/Certificate Program and anyone can enroll.  In order to enroll you must complete the online CCC Apply College Application.  If  you are unable to complete the online application, you can complete the following paper application, registration card, and charge card authorization form and submit it to Admissions and Records at

2024 NRA Summer Program Schedule and Tool Lists

LCC NRA Summer Program Paper Application

Summer GSS Registration Card.pdf

LCC NRA Summer Program Charge Card Authorization Form

Tuition and Fees Summer 2024.pdf

Registration Instructions for NRA Summer Program.pdf

*Students are responsible for providing firearms and tools needed for their coursework.