Colorado School of Trades (CST) is the oldest and largest Gunsmithing School in the United States. The Colorado School of Trades has been teaching Gun smithing since 1947. We prepare our students for an exciting career as a Gunsmith. Gunsmiths spend their workday repairing and building custom firearms, operating lathes and mills, and performing detailed wood shaping and finishing. Their machinists skills are on display every day.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 40% over five years.
|College||Colorado School of Trades||Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Institution Control||Private for-profit||Public|
|Total Faculty||12 staff||62 staff|
|Number of Programs Offered||1||8|
|Total Enrollment||196 students||1,371 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1||22:1|
|# Full-Time Students||196 students||779 students|
|% Unknown races||
|Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.||0.34||0.70|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid||58%||90%|
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS
- For decades, Colorado School of Trades has been teaching students to become gunsmiths and farriers. As a horseshoeing school and a gunsmith school, Colorado School of Trades not only provides a valuable link to our past, it also provides students with the valuable training they need for their futures! Gunsmithing schools and horseshoeing schools aren't easy to find in today's world, but the demand for skilled professionals is still there. At Colorado School of Trades, you can learn your new trade in as little as five months for Horseshoeing or 14 months for Gunsmithing. Experienced farriers are needed to shoe racehorses, show horses, horses that are worked and horses that are ridden. Professional gunsmiths are needed to service guns used not only by local hunters but also military or police! In the Colorado School of Trades' state of the art Farrier Shop, we prepare our students for an exciting career as a Self-employed Horseshoer. Our graduates work in the great outdoors shoeing horses and working with hammer, anvil and forge, building custom and therapeutic shoes for their clients' horses.
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