The Garden City Community College Department of Public Safety has scheduled a series of classes for local and area residents who want to qualify for a Kansas Concealed Carry Handgun permit or are interested in learning about personal safety course.

CONCEALED CARRY

The one-day Kansas Concealed Carry course, which prepares individuals to make application to the state for a permit, will be offered from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 16 in the John Collins Vocational Building.

The concealed carry course is conducted periodically in partnership with the Sand and Sage Rifle and Pistol Club. Sanctioned by the Office of the Kansas Attorney General, it uses instructors certified by the National Rifle Association.

Successful completion meets training requirements to qualify for the permit. Permit application is open at the website of the Kansas attorney general, www.ksag.org, or any Kansas sheriff's office.

Instruction includes a review of firearm basics and safe handling of firearms, and also covers criminal and civil legal issues, citizen responsibility and interaction with law enforcement. The cost is $125 per person.

REFUSE TO BE A VICTIM

A new personal protection class, Refuse to be a Victim, is available for local and area residents who want to ensure their personal safety and improve crime prevention.

The one-day "Refuse To Be A Victim" course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 7 in the John Collins Vocational Building. Instruction includes information about psychology of the criminal mind, home and phone security, automobile and travel security, personal and technological security, self-defense devices and basic self-defense techniques. The cost is $45 per person.

Courses will take place only with sufficient enrollment. Pre-registration for the basic firearms or concealed carry course is available by contacting team-t@team-t.org or 620-276-9629, and information is available at www.team-t.org.