It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Trinidad State Junior College Summer NRA Program. If you weren’t here in 2017 or came early in the session, you may not know that the Mullen Building is now AIR CONDITIONED!

Housing will be in O’Connor Hall with only single rooms available at a cost of $120 per week. There will no longer be a married housing option. We will require a $50, non-refundable deposit if you cancel your stay or if there is any damage to your room. If there are no issues found following your stay, the deposit will be applied toward your housing bill. If you have questions about the non-refundable deposit policy, please contact Matthew Young at 719-846-5497 or via email at matt.young2@trinidadstate.edu. Information on off-campus lodging, restaurants, and things to do in the area is available on the Trinidad Tourism website here.

The third annual Art of the Gun show is scheduled for June 8-9, 2018 at the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art. If you are interested in displaying your firearms or firearms-related art, please let me know.

New classes this year include Airbrushing, Master Hand Engraving, Conserving Vintage Firearms, Barreling Tactical Rifles: An Overview, Classic Finishes, and Advanced Scrimshaw.

If you are taking summer classes as professional development for your job, classes are available for CEU’s (Continuing Education Units). Be sure to let me know when you register that you are taking classes for CEU’s so your certificate of completion will be written up to verify this.

If you are taking Gunsmithing-related courses for credit in the summer program, you may be eligible for an NRA Foundation scholarship. If you are taking the classes as non-credit, you may qualify for a scholarship from the American Firearms & Shooting Foundation. Scholarships do not apply to the NRA Firearms Safety Instructor courses. Both scholarships are based on financial need. Beginning in January 2018, applications for these scholarships will be completed through an online application process. If you plan to apply for either scholarship, let me know and I will contact you when the online application is available.

Be sure to check out the workshops available for your spouse through the Southern Rockies Heritage School at Trinidad State at http://southernrockiesheritageschool.org. New classes are added to the website as they are scheduled so be sure to check back more than once.

Thank you for considering Trinidad State for your Gunsmithing and Firearms Safety education. We look forward to seeing you!

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