Firearms Technologies
  • Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
  • Certificate

If you are looking for a firearms or gunsmithing school, check out our hands-on program. FVCC’s Firearms Technologies program is the only one of its kind in the Montana University System.

Through a combination of hands-on training and classroom lectures, this program is designed to instill an understanding of the design and function of today’s firearms, as well as an understanding of gunsmithing, metal finishing and stock finishing techniques. Emphasis is placed on the completion of several projects using hand and machine tools.


  • Graduates of the Firearms Technologies program may choose to pursue entry-level positions in the firearms industry or start a business as a gunsmith.
    Graduates leave the program with a collection of specialty tools for the repair or customization of firearms.
    In 2016, Montana ranked 3rd in the nation for firearms and ammunition manufacturing jobs per capita, according to the National Shooting Sports Federation.

Attributes of a Successful Firearm Technologist

  • Sharp attention to detail to ensure correct and effective builds
  • Ability to troubleshoot mechanical problems and identify solutions
  • Respect for and understanding of necessary safety precautions

Want to learn more about our Firearms programs?

Firearms Technologies

The Firearms Technologies Certificate program provides students with a clear understanding of firearms theory, function and repair, as well as metal and stock finishing techniques. Emphasis is placed upon the completion of several gunsmith projects. Using hand and machine tools, students learn to repair and build firearms from blueprints and schematics.


William Richards, Academic Advisor

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(406) 756-4862