LCC Gunsmith logo.jpgGUNSMITHING 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.

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  1. Starting at exactly 9:00 a.m. pacific standard time on   October 2, 2017, the Gunsmithing program waitlist form can be found at:                                                                            Waitlist form will be posted at 8:00am on October 2, 2017.
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  2. Fill out the Gunsmithing program waitlist form completely. Incomplete 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 accepted.
  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!


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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

June 5 - June 9                     GSS 82      General Gunsmithing 

June 5 - June 9                     GSS 133     Scrimshaw


June 5 - June 16                   GSS 112    Basic Machine Shop

June 5 - June 16                   GSS 117    GTAW Welding for Gunsmiths (evening class)                   


June 12 - June 16                 GSS 83      General Gunsmithing Advanced 


June 19 - June 23                 GSS 98.13  Metallurgy for Gunsmiths  

June 19 - June 23                 GSS 114     Basic Rifle Barreling 

June 19 - June 23                 GSS 72.01  Metallic Cartridge Reloading                                                                                                                                                  

June 19 - June 30                 GSS 98.12  Cowboy Leather Belts & Holsters (evening class)             


June 26 - June 30                 GSS 119     Advanced Rifle Barreling

June 26 - June 30                 GSS 134     Caustic Bluing

June 26 - June 30                 GSS 98.05  Design, Function and Repair Smith and Wesson Revolver


July 10 - July 14                   GSS 95      Basic Law Enforcement Armorer School

July 10 - July 14                   GSS 147    LEAS Advanced Rifle Assembly and Tuning of Gas Operated Rifles  


July 10 - July 21                   GSS 112    Basic Machine Shop


July 17 - July 21                   GSS 88     LEAS Design, Function & Repair Single Action Auto

July 17 - July 21                   GSS 59.09 Alternative Metal Finishing



July 24 - July 28                    GSS 77     Accurizing M1-M1A for Competition          

July 24 - July 28                    GSS 70     Checkering    

July 24 - July 28                    GSS 93     Counter Sniper Rifle


August 7 - August 11              GSS 87       LEAS Design, Function & Repair Double Action Auto

August 7 - August 11              GSS 89       LEAS Full Automatic Firearms


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Gunsmithing Program Links:

Gunsmithing Program Video
Gunsmithing Progam Information                                                                                                        
Gunsmithing Program Required Guns
Gunsmithing Program Required Tools                                                          

NRA Summer Courses Links:

NRA Gunsmithing Website  

2017 NRA Summer Gunsmithing Brochure                                                                                                           

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