Colorado School of Trades

1575 Hoyt St, Lakewood, CO

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The Colorado School of Trades, opened in 1947 and located in Lakewood, CO, trains individuals in gunsmithing through its associate program. The school uses an in depth and time tested, project oriented program to teach individuals the proper methods for machining, repairing, maintaining and modifying various types of firearms. The program is broken down into courses requiring various numbers of hours to complete, which in total will be 1800 hours prior to receiving an associate's degree.

The courses and their hours are:

  • Basic (250 Hours)
  • Machine (400 Hours)
  • Stockmaking (350 Hours)
  •  Design & Function (800 Hours)

Admissions and Financial Aid

Individuals interested in applying to CST must be at least 21 years of age or honorably discharged from the military, have a high school diploma or GED, be physically and mentally capable of performing the tasks necessary, and must be able to pass a background check. If an individual meets these requirements he or she can submit can print an application and submit it to the school.

Financial aid is available to all students who qualify. To know whether or not an individual qualifies requires a completed and submitted Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with queries can contact the financial aid office.

Programs Offered

Colorado School of Trades have offered the programs listed below. Not all programs currently offered by this school may be listed below. Students may contact the school at 30323311 to confirm programs or obtain additional information.

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The gunsmithing program takes about fifteen months for most students to complete.

Program Details:

  • Tuition (including any fees) estimate is $22,000*
  • Cost of required books or supplies: $3,710*
  • Around 100 students completed the gunsmithing program last year
  • Takes about 15 months to complete

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*The posted costs for tuition, fees and supplies are determined through historical data and may not represent current costs.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimated to provide a comparative context. For more detailed information individuals are asked to contact the school.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid51%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships41%$2,679
Receiving Student Loans30%$8,035

Contact Information

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Financial Aid Office

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