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College Production:
Talley's Folly

Broadway Series:
Original Stars of American Bandstand

School Show:
Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Special Event:
NWFSC Film Club: Loving Vincent

Art Gallery:
America: The Dream of an Artist's Life featuring Emil Holzhauer

School Show:
Charlotte's Web

Artist Series:

School Show:
Nugget & Fang

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NWFSC's Firearms Safety & Concealed Carry Courses

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12/18/2012 - Northwest Florida State College's Criminal Justice Department is offering four more sessions of its popular Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry Course during the Spring 2013 term. Session start dates include January 30th, February 23rd, March 20th, and April 27th. New this semester, groups with a required minimum number of six participants may request a customized course schedule to suit the needs of the group.

Each non-credit course is eight hours in length and includes classroom discussion on current legal issues related to firearms safety and gun possession in Florida as well as live fire practice at the college's Firearms Training Facility on the Niceville campus. The class is $156 and includes the use of college firearms (personal firearms are not permitted in the class or on campus), and college supplied ammunition and eye/ear protection. The course is open to members of the general public. Certain restrictions apply. Successful completion of the course satisfies state requirements for a firearms safety course and may be used as part of an individual's application through the state for a concealed carry permit.

One-day sessions from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. will be held February 23 and April 27. There are also two-day sessions available January 30 and March 20 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. (classroom portion) and February 1 and March 22 from 8:00 a.m. until 12 noon (gun range portion). Customized class times are also available for groups.

Registration is now being accepted for all session dates. Individuals who are current or previous NWFSC students may enroll for the non-credit workshop on-line through the college's RaiderNet web registration system. New students should enroll in-person at any of the college's seven area locations starting January 2, 2013. Register for course number XVS 6001, Firearms Safety and Concealed Carry Course. For information, contact the NWFSC Criminal Justice Department at 729-5378 or Sean Lynch, NWFSC Criminal Justice Training Center, at 729-6088 starting January 2 or email Sean Lynch at for questions about scheduling a custom course. ##