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​​​​​​​​​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.​​
To apply:

  1. Applications will be accepted starting on: 
    Application period has closed. 

  2. Fill out the Gunsmithing program waitlist form completely. Incompl​ete forms will not be accepted.​​​

  3. Each email is time stamped as they are received and that time stamp determines each persons’ number on the waitlist. Early forms will not be accep​ted.​​

  4. After submitting your complete Gunsmithing waitlist form you will be directed to a confirmation page.​​

  5. The Gunsmith Waitlist Manager will send each person their number on the waitlist, by email, in a reasonable amount of time.​​

  6. Thank you for choosing Lassen Community College!​


​​​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, Law Enforcement Armorers 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.​​

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

Information for Lassen College NRA Summer Courses


2018 Summer Courses

May 14 - May 18          GSS 147    LEAS Assembly and Tuning of Gas OP Rifles


June 4 - June 8             GSS 116    Stockmaking Phase 1

June 4 - June 15           GSS 112    Basic Machine Shop

June 4 - June 15           GSS 72.01 Metallic Cartridge Reloading  (evening course)

June 11 - June 15         GSS 98.03 Cowboy Action Short Guns


June 18 - June 22         GSS 134    Caustic Bluing

June 18 - June 22         GSS 98.09 Color Case Hardening


June 25-   June 29        GSS 82       General Gunsmithing        

June 25 - June 29         GSS 64.01 Composition Stock Fitting and Bedding                                                                                             

July 9 -    July 13            GSS 95      Basic Law Enforcement Armorer School


July 9 -    July 20            GSS 112    Basic Machine Shop

July 9 -    July 20            GSS 117    GTAW Welding for Gunsmiths (evening class)


July 23 - July 27             GSS 87      LEAS Design, Function & Repair Double Action Auto

July 23 - July 27             GSS 89      LEAS Full Automatic Firearms

July 23- July 27              GSS 114    Basic Rifle Barreling

July 30 - August 3         GSS 88      LEAS Design, Function & Repair Single Action Auto

July 30- August 3          GSS 119   Advanced Rifle Barreling

**Check back for changes or schedule updates**


​Gunsmithing Program Links:​​

Gunsmithing Progam Information​

Gunsmithing Program Required Guns ​

Gunsmithing Program Required Tools

Gunsmithing Program Tool purchasing guide

NRA Summer Courses Tool and Firearm list​

NRA/Gunsmithing and POST Coordinator

Carol Growdon
530-257-6181 Ext. 8910


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