Colorado School of Trades is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Founded in 1947, the Colorado School of Trades (CST) has offered our gunsmith training program continually since its origin. As the nation’s largest gunsmithing school, our program offers you the opportunity to learn an artisan craft older than America itself!
If you are interested in a career in Gunsmithing consider this: There are an estimated 357 million guns in the United States with less than 12,000 legitimate Gunsmiths available to work on them. That equates to over 29,000 guns per Gunsmith. That shows favorable job security in a marketable career like few others!
CST has developed a system based on hands-on, project oriented, customer provided training that has been honed over the last 70 years. 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 work force as an entry level gunsmith and begin a lifelong career in the field.
In our 20,000 square foot industry simulated facility, CST can accommodate up to 160 students with new classes starting monthly. All instruction is project and customer based. Using “live work” allows for students to experience real world work situations under instructor supervision.
The tuition cost for the Gunsmith program is $21,350. There are additional costs of approximately $4,000 for tools (including all necessary parts for the curriculum based bolt action rifle project) and $150 for an accident insurance policy. Total required costs to attend the Colorado School of Trades are approximately $25,500. Financial aid is available to those who qualify. For more information regarding the program and the application process contact Admissions at 303-233-4697 ext.11.