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"21st Century Edutainment: Using Technology in the Classroom for Engagement"
October 17, 2014 - Rosedale Technical College, Pittsburgh
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July 22-23, 2015
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Pennsylvania Gunsmith School


812 Ohio River Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA, 15202
Phone(s): 412-766-1812
Fax(s): 412-766-0855
Email(s):
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SCHOOL PRESIDENT: G. Robert Thacker, School Director

ADMISSIONS INFORMATION

Director: Mary Thacker
Date for Applications: Open
Application Fee: Yes $50
Matriculation/Registration Deposit: No
Interview/Visit Required: No But Highly Recommended
Tests Required: No But Highly Recommended
High School Diploma/GED: Yes

GENERAL INFORMATION

# of Students: 70 full-time
# of Faculty: 6 full-time
Student/Faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Transfer Credit: No But will be considered
Accreditation/Approvals: ACCSC, VA, OVR Courses Offered: Weekdays

FINANCIAL AID/PLACEMENT

Aid Available to Qualified Students: PHEAA, Pell grants, Stafford Loans, VA
% Full-time Financial Assistance: 73%
Job Placement % Most Recent Year: 71%

FEATURES OF THE SCHOOL

Pennsylvania Gunsmith School (PGS) is a private vocational school, training students exclusively in the field of Gunsmithing. Students graduate as a Sporting Arms Ordinance Technician with a diploma in the Master Gunsmith Program. Located in Pittsburgh, PGS was founded in 1949 and meets rigorous licensing and accrediting standards by state and national agencies. It is also approved to participate in federal financial aid, veterans education and training and vocational rehabilitation and OVR funding programs.

PROGRAMS

Title Length Type of Degree Tuition
Master Gunsmithing
16 mos
Diploma
$ 23,400

The Master Gunsmithing Program requires that students become skilled in a wide variety of areas cutting across several different disciplines: bluing and heat treatment; stockmaking; welding, soldering and machining; and firearm-specific skills such as barrel fitting, reloading, simple ballistics and sight mounting; and repairing and custom alterations. Contact school for most recent tuition and program information. All information current as of August 2014.

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