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C574
Shooting Range Safety Officer (FST)
WVC 
Program Overview:
Prior to enrollment in this certificate, background checks are required. Valid FOID cards are also required for Illinois residents only.

The Shooting Range Safety Officer certificate prepares students for careers in the firearms industries. It also provides training needed to become a shooting range manager and professional safety officer. Completion of the program includes coursework in firearms safety and shooting skills. Students must be at least 18 years old to enroll in this program. Students are required to provide a basic set of hand tools and firearms.

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Semester 1
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Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
EDU 1108
Standard First Aid
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2
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This course, which is designed for the general public, consists of regulations, first aid methods and safety procedures. It includes self-help and home care first aid procedures.

FST 1202
Ballistics and Reloading
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Provides an overview of tools, design, safety, and orientation to ammunitions, ballistics and ammunitions history, gunpowder history, regulations, ethical issues, and business considerations. This course is designed to expose students in advanced subject matter in the firearms industry and the gunsmithing program.

FST 1203
Range Safety Officer
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2
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Provides an overview in all aspects of safe shooting range design and operations. Students will explore the knowledge, skills, and attitude essential to organizing, conducting, and supervising safe shooting activities and range operations.

FST 1210
Tactical Shooting Skills
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Introduction to shooting rifle, pistol, and shotgun. Trains individuals in safe carry techniques, firing, and maintenance of the three types of firearms. Students explore the physical, legal and moral hazards associated with the use of a firearm in society. Includes supervised practice to demonstrate the student’s ability to use firearms safely and effectively on the range. Prerequisite: Valid FOID card or background check.

ELEC
Technical Elective marked
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Term Total
11
Semester 2
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Title
Info
CR
SU2017
FA2017
GEN 2297
Employment Skills
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3
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This course prepares the student for job interviews, job placement, and employment. Verbal and written communication skills are implemented through assigned reports. Topics of discussion and debate range from securing and keeping a job to individual attitudes, work habits, work ethics, and interviewing skills. The student will be required to prepare a written resume and to apply communication skills in practical situations.

SPE 1101
Fundamentals of Effective Speaking
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Short informative and persuasive speeches are prepared and presented. This course places emphasis on selection and organization of materials, methods of securing interest and attention, and elements of delivery as well as characteristics of effective criticism and listening.

ELEC
Business Elective marked
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ELEC
Technical Elective marked
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3
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Term Total
15
Program Total
26


We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any degree, certificate, or transfer program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses.

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