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The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

This series of courses, developed and instructed by members of NAIT's Machining Program, is designed for individuals who wish to develop their machining skills and apply them to build an operational firearm.

In this program, you will learn the basic concepts of gunsmithing, including accurization, barreling, barrel fitting and customization of a firearm. Gunsmithing classes appeal to hobbyists, machinists, hunters and firearm enthusiasts. Prior to the start of the course, you will be contacted with specific information that includes required materials and transportation and security arrangements.

This series is based on Remington 700 bolt action rifles. You will be required to provide your own barrel blank and action.

For entrance into this program, you must have completed Machine Shop courses MACH101 and MACH105 OR minimum 1st year Machinist Apprentice OR minimum 1st year Millwright Apprentice. 

You must also have an active Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) and must provide a copy of your PAL to NAIT upon registration.