Kankakee Community College is offering an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit Course.
The 16-hour training program satisfies the requirements to apply for an Illinois Concealed Carry Permit. The program includes classroom and firearm range work. The first portion will be at KCC and the second portion will begin at KCC and conclude at the Illinois State Rifle Association firing range on Warner Bridge Road in Bonfield.
For each class, participants must bring a valid state identification or driver's license, Firearm Owner Identification (FOID) card and a Resident Alien Card (if applicable).
Participants must have transportation to the range, a hat with a bill (baseball-type hat) and the option of eye and ear protection. Eye and ear protection will be provided to those who do not bring their own. There will be a practical proficiency test on the firing range that students must pass.
For safety, the following are not allowed at the range: shorts, open-toe shoes/sandals, low-cut blouses, sleeveless shirts. Family and friends will not be allowed to wait inside the shooting range.
Participants should not bring their own firearm or any ammunition to KCC or the range. Firearm and ammunition will be provided at the range.
Students must arrive for class promptly. Those who arrive after the class begins will not be admitted and must re-schedule. Participants must be at least 21 years of age.
"Students are expected to follow the rules" said Mary Posing, assistant dean of continuing education and career Services at KCC. "Any student unwilling to follow the rules will be asked to leave the premises."