Starting on December 1st, South Plains College will offer the Texas License to Carry a Handgun class.

The class will be held in the law Enforcement Technology building on the Levelland campus, and classes will begin at 8 a.m. with breaks every hour as well as a one-hour lunch break.

The classroom portion covers firearm safety, the use of force, non-violent conflict resolution, lawful concealed or open carry, storage with children in the home, and contacts with law enforcement personnel. It also covers holsters for concealed and open carry, and runs about 6 hours.

The cost is $75 for students getting their first license, and $25 for students wanting a refresher course before renewing. This does NOT include the $40 fee for the DPS and FBI fingerprint and background checks.

Students are required to bring either a revolver or a semiautomatic pistol of any caliber and 50 rounds of ammunition to match. Eye and hearing protection will be provided for students who do not have their own.

Students must pay and register in advance. To sign up, email kreyes@southplainscollege.edu.