CONTACT: Myrna Whitehead

(806) 716-2212

Fall 2023

South Plains College offers License to Carry class in October, November

LEVELLAND – South Plains College will offer the Texas License to Carry a Handgun class on Oct. 7 (Saturday) and Nov. 4 (Saturday) in Room 109C of the Law Enforcement Technology building on the Levelland campus. The class begins at 8 a.m. with a one-hour lunch break.

The cost of the course is $75. Participants should possess the skills to shoot accurately and operate a handgun safely before registering for the class. The class is only to satisfy the Texas requirements for issuing a License to Carry a Handgun.

Students must score above 70 percent at the range to pass with shooting at distances of 3, 7 and 15 yards.

The class schedule will include an Introduction and Overview at 8 a.m.; Lawful Carry, Encounters with Law Enforcement at 9 a.m.; Legal Use of Force/Use of Deadly Force at 10 a.m.; Handgun Use and Safety at 11 a.m.; Lunch from noon to 1 p.m.; Non-Violent Dispute Resolution at 1 p.m.; Storage Practices and Safety with Children at 2:30 p.m.; Written Test at 3 p.m.; and Course of Fire and Scoring Targets, Range of Safety Rules at 3:45 p.m. The times may vary depending on the size of the class.

Students will need to bring either a revolver or semiautomatic pistol, any caliber, and 50 rounds of ammunition to match. Eye and hearing protection are provided for students who do not have their own.

The instructor is Mark Wittie, an instructor of law enforcement and criminal justice at South Plains College and a commissioned Texas Peace Officer. Wittie is a certified law enforcement firearms instructor through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement as well as DPS certified to teach the LTC classes. He is a member of the National Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors Association. Wittie has been an instructor on various firearm platforms and other law enforcement force options for more than 20 years.

Students need to register and pay in advance. Space is limited to a maximum of 10 students. To register and pay please go to the following link: