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OCC to Offer Concealed Carry Class Oct. 24-26

Concealed Carry FlierIndividuals interested in obtaining an Illinois Concealed Carry permit are encouraged to enroll in an upcoming course at Olney Central College.

The Concealed Carry class provides 16 hours of required firearms training, including classroom and range instruction.

During the course, participants will receive instruction on how to safely handle a handgun while honing their marksman skills. They also will learn how to survive a real-world encounter and to maintain the proper mindset, skills and abilities that come with “bearing arms” for the purpose of self-defense. The course is designed for both the beginner and experienced shooter.

The class will meet from 6 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24 and Friday, Oct. 25 at OCC. On Saturday, Oct. 26, the class will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Olney Gun Range.

Tuition and fees for the class are $184 for residents of the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District, and must be paid in advance to reserve a seat in the course. Tuition is waived for residents of the IECC District who are age 60 and older, but course fees must be paid. To register, call 618-395-7777.

For questions regarding the program, email Concealed Carry Coordinator Bryan Hart at, or call 618-879-9420.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other protected category.

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