South Plains College will offer the Texas License to Carry a Handgun class on December 2nd in the Law Enforcement Technology building on the Levelland Campus.

The class 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 range portion covers range safety rules and commands, and the shooting portion of the class at distances ranging from 3 to 15 yards, using the indoor pistol range in the Law Enforcement building. The number of students will determine how long the range portion requires.

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

The cost of the course is $75 for students getting their first license, and $25 for students wanting a refresher course before renewing their license.