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Gunsmithing Program

Established in 1945, Lassen Community College Gunsmithing is the oldest gunsmithing school in the United States. We offer Associate in Science Degrees in Firearms Repair and General Gunsmithing, as well as Certificates of Completion for Pistolsmith, Riflesmith, Long Guns, and Gunsmith Machinist and Metal Finishing.​

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)



 IMPORTANT Fall 2022 Gunsmithing Information:

As a result of a faculty-driven action to improve the quality of our Gunsmithing Program, we will not be able to enroll new students in that program this fall. These changes are exciting and will allow us to produce a better, more employable graduate. In order to make these improvements, we will pause admittance of a new cohort for the 2022-2023 academic year.  Because we will not enroll freshman for fall 2022, the scheduled registration date of April 11, 2022 has been cancelled. Despite this decision, our current students will graduate next year, 2023. While these are positive developments, we do apologize for the difficulties this may cause. This pause will, nonetheless, be of great benefit to students as we update curriculum, design a new and more student friendly schedule, and add new equipment and improve our facilities so our students are learning the newest techniques in an attrative environment. We hope you join us in fall 2023.  Also, feel free to enroll in our summer NRA classes which will give you a jump-start on learning core gunsmithing skills. For an NRA schedule please see the information below or contact To get guidance on general education classes you may contact, If you would like to receive information on our new program, available January 2023, please email Thank you and we look forward to seeing you in 2023!


​​​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 and registration and submit it to Admissions and Records.

LCC NRA Summer Application

LCC NRA Registration

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

Information for Lassen College NRA Summer Courses

​Gunsmithing Program Links:​​

Full-Time Gunsmithing Program Information

Gunsmithing Program Required Guns ​

Gunsmithing Program Required Tools

Gunsmithing Program Tool Purchasing Guide


Office Phone: 530.251.8800​
Office Location: Vocational Tech Building​​