Colorado School of Trades Established in 1947 - Lakewood, CO
Colorado School of Trades is committed to the graduation and placement of quality, entry level individuals in the field of Gunsmithing. All of our efforts are focused on the education and placement of our students.
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Forbes Toip 30 Trade School - Colorado School of Trades

With an estimated 393 million firearms in the United States, there will always be a need for a Gunsmith. As the nation’s largest gunsmithing school, our vocational training program imparts the skills necessary for you to become an entry-level Gunsmith with an Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Gunsmithing.

During the past seven decades, the Colorado School of Trades (CST) has developed a system based on hands-on, project-oriented, customer based training geared to train individuals who wish to become accomplished Gunsmiths. The school prides itself on a personal approach that allows a reasonably diligent student to acquire job skills that will prepare them to enter the workforce as an entry level gunsmith and begin a lifelong career in that field.

Just six short miles from downtown Denver, Colorado our 20,000 square foot facility can accommodate up to 160 students. New classes start the second Monday of every month and run 14 months of continuous training Monday through Thursday from 8 -4. All instruction is project and customer based. Using “live-work” allows for the student to experience real-world work situations that provide a basis for a learning experience.

Interested in learning more applying to CST? Contact our Admission Staff at 303-233-4697 ext. 11 or click to the right to download our application form.

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