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A variety of firearms training and safety courses for civilians are offered at HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College. All courses are held at the Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola Law Enforcement Complex on HACC’s Harrisburg Campus.

This class is designed for civilians wanting to gain basic knowledge and hands-on experience with a handgun. Students are required to provide their own handgun and 50 rounds of manufacturer-approved ammunition (no re-loaded ammunition allowed). Students are also required to provide proper hearing protection, eye protection and a baseball-style hat. Individuals must be at least 21 years old to register.

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


The six-hour course will cover legal topics, such as Chapter 5 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine, nomenclature, cleaning, safe handling and storage of the handgun. The live fire portion will cover basic fundamentals such as proper stance, grip, sighting and trigger control.

 

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PhoneRed 717-780-2562 MailRed policetrng@hacc.edu

This course is the hands-on training for students who took the online portion of Basic Handgun Marksmanship and Safety for Civilians. Students are required to provide their own handgun and 50 rounds of manufacturer-approved ammunition (no re-loaded ammunition allowed). Students are also required to provide proper hearing protection, eye protection, a baseball-style hat and a basic gun cleaning kit. Individuals must be at least 21 years old to register.

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


The two-hour course will allow students to practice the basic fundamentals of shooting using proper stance, grip, sighting and trigger control learned in the online portion of Basic Handgun Marksmanship and Safety for Civilians. They will practice dry fire, proper loading, unloading and live fire of their handgun. They will learn how to clean their firearms upon completion of the course of fire.

 


For more information:

PhoneRed 717-780-2562 MailRed policetrng@hacc.edu

This course trains security professionals on how to properly use the expandable baton.

 

What can I do with Expandable Baton Training in the workforce?


These skills are used by public safety officers and law enforcement as a non-lethal use of force option when dealing with people who are a threat to the safety of other persons.



What are HACC’s classes like?

 
 

This is a four-hour course. Students will not receive a manufacturer certification card.

 


For more information:

PhoneRed 717-780-2637 MailRed wasindor@hacc.edu

This class is designed for civilians who already have a good foundation in handgun safety, handling and marksmanship and want to further their knowledge and skill. Students are required to provide their own handgun and 100 rounds of manufacturer-approved ammunition (no re-loaded ammunition allowed). Students are also required to provide proper hearing protection, eye protection and a baseball-style hat. A practical skills test will be given to assess the student’s ability to remain in the class. Individuals must be at least 21 years old to register.

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


The eight-hour course will review, but not go into detail on, legal topics such as Chapter 5 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code and Pennsylvania’s Castle Doctrine, nomenclature, cleaning, safe handling and storage of the handgun. The live fire portion will cover marksmanship, loading and reloading, drawing from the holster, stoppage and malfunction clearing and shooting from cover.

 


For more information:

PhoneRed 717-780-2562 MailRed policetrng@hacc.edu

This course is available for citizens who have had at least a basic course in safe firearms handling and are considering using these firearms for their defense in the home as well as in public

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


The eight-hour course will cover the various types of firearms used and special considerations when deploying them. There will be a discussion on the most efficient way to deploy the weapon within the confines of the home. The course also touches on escape plans and dealing with the police response, as well as a discussion on dealing with threats in public while armed. The Laser Shot® simulator will be used as well as simulated firearms.

 


For more information:

PhoneRed 717-780-2637 MailRed wasindor@hacc.edu

This program presents all of the skills and knowledge necessary for one to become certified or re-certified in the use of oleoresin capsicum (OC), or pepper spray, as it is commonly known.

 

What can I do with Oleoresin Capsicum Aerosol Training (OCAT) in the workforce?


These skills are used by public safety officers and law enforcement as a non-lethal use of force option when dealing with people who are a threat to the safety of other persons.



What are HACC’s classes like?

 
 

The four-hour program begins with an introduction to OC and its basic principles of use. Lectures on the effects of OC, how to use OC, general after use guidelines, when to use (and when not to use), use of force considerations and threat recognition are all covered.

 


For more information:

PhoneRed 717-780-2637 MailRed wasindor@hacc.edu

The Personal Pistol Trainer course allows you to accelerate your marksmanship skills by working one-on-one with an expert instructor. Designed like a personal fitness training session, the instruction will be tailored to fit your unique abilities and learning style in a comfortable and private environment. For those who want to share this experience, the course allows for a maximum of two students.



What are HACC’s classes like?

 
 


Individual instruction is offered by the hour.

 


For more information:

PhoneRed 717-780-2637 MailRed wasindor@hacc.edu

This course is designed to teach public safety officers and law enforcement how to restrain people so they are no longer a threat to themselves or others.

 

What are HACC’s classes like?


This course trains security and police officers on practical and tactical aspects of handcuffing. It explains the proper application of handcuffing, handcuffing of compliant and noncompliant offenders, wrist locks and double locking procedures.

 


For more information:

PhoneRed 717-780-2637 MailRed wasindor@hacc.edu

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