Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

March 7, 2014

JC offers class for handgun training

Progress staff reports
Jacksonville Daily Progress

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville College now offers concealed handgun training, as well as security officer certification for students and the community. Michael Morse, JC Chief of Security and instructor for the courses, is a National Rifle Association (NRA) Certified Handgun/Shotgun Firearms Instructor and a Concealed Handgun Instructor certified by the Texas Department of Public Safety in Austin.

For a fee, anyone in the community can take advantage of the concealed handgun training offered at the college. The Concealed Handgun License (CHL) course will take four to six hours, followed by a shooting proficiency test.  Qualified individuals who successfully complete the training will be licensed to carry concealed handguns in the state of Texas. Groups who would like CHL training are encouraged to contact the course instructor as well. For details about the CHL Program, visit http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/chl/.

The college has also received certification from the Texas Department of Public Safety to teach the Private Security Level III Security Officer Class.  During the course, students can be qualified with a handgun as well as a shotgun. After successful completion of the 40 hour course, students will be certified to work as armed security officers.  The college is also able to offer re-certifications for those officers currently employed.   

The Private Security Level III course will be offered for the first time this summer over the course of five days, with eight hours of instruction each day. The course will be offered again in the fall and spring semesters and will consist of three hours of instruction on Fridays.

For more information about Jacksonville College’s CHL training and Security Officer Class, contact instructor Mike Morse at (903) 352-6747 or mmorse@jacksonville-college.edu.